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Second Chances Farm partners with Nourish with a youth-centered mission

A new line of limited edition juiced encouraging students to choose no-added-sugar drink options will launch around early October. Plus, a recap of what the local social enterprise has been up to in the past year.

Harvesting at Second Chances Farm. (Courtesy photo)

Nourish, a Kennett Square, Pennsylvania-based cold-pressed juice company founded by Francine Covelli, is collaborating with Wilmington’s Second Chances Farm to offer its probiotic and CBD juices for online purchase and as an add-on for farm-to-table box subscribers.

As part of the collaboration, the two companies plan to create a limited-edition line of juices aimed at encouraging Delaware school students to choose beverages with no sugar added.

Second Chances Farm launched in 2019 within the Northeast Wilmington Opportunity Zone. The indoor, vertical, hydroponic farm trains and employs individuals who are returning from incarceration and encourages employees to start their own farms.

Originally, Second Chances was going to deliver its greens and herbs to restaurants and commercial clients exclusively. But when the March 2020 COVID-19 shutdown happened just days before delivery of its first harvest, founder Ajit George did a quick pivot and began a farm-to-table subscription service for local consumers. That concept grew to include a web store that sells exclusive items such as the the First State Presidential Spice Blend set (back in stock this month) and products from partners including Queen Honey, K&M Farms and Obis One. The startup is also exploring a Philly expansion.

Nourish, a certified B Corporation, produces organic, non-GMO juices with a 75-day shelf life, allowing it to be shipped nationally. The company donates 1% of its annual sales toward supporting the environmental issues including food waste, food security, food education, clean water and healthier soil.

The new line of Nourish/Second Chances farm juices will be released in late September or early October.

Companies: Second Chances Farm

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