Welcome to Indian River Pioneer Farms

A 2 acre urban agriculture alternative enterprise microFarm that will be serving as an education and training demonstration site.  We will be teaching new farming technologies, soil regeneration, agroecology and more!  Skills that help us be better stewards of our health, our environment and our local economy.

Meet Kelly! Kelly Jackson is a lifelong resident of Indian River County.  Having been raised on agriculture land herself, she understands and realizes the importance of sharing her knowledge, experiences and discoveries with the world!  

Kelly’s family history in Indian River County dates back to the late 1800’s to early 1900’s when her maternal ancestors settled on what is now known as “John’s Island”.  They started with a 10 acre piece of land farming and brought their goods over the beautiful Indian River to what is now known as “Quay Dock Road” in Winter Beach. 

Much has changed since then in Indian River County, but one thing remains the same—her desire to create a world that we want to live in… a world that she knows exists because she has lived it!  She joins many hearts and souls that realize we are in times that require a call to action!  It is time we honor those that came before us and those that will be left behind!  By joining Kelly’s mission, you will be joining a new era of pioneers!  A group that is working diligently on creating a better life for ourselves and next-generations to come.

Indian River food policy council

One of Kelly’s passions is the social benefit enterprise she co-founded, the Indian River Food Policy Council. The Food Policy Council works with for profit and non-profit organizations. Their mission is to bring people together to create a sustainable local food system for Indian River County that enables everyone to eat healthy, delicious, locally-grown food that is produced and distributed in ways that nurture and revitalize our families, environment, economy and community. 

Learn more about IRFPC

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