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Resources to Dismantle Systemic Racism in Food, Agriculture, & Natural Healing Systems

ArborVitae Stands in Support of Racial Justice.

A few words to our community...

The past few months have been difficult, and for many, painful and traumatic. The Covid-19 crisis is something that we could justifiably call unprecedented, but what is happening now is sadly not uncommon.

 

Racism is an old wound, a festering wound – one that dates back to the very founding of the nation, inextricably intertwined with colonialism, genocide, and slavery. It weakens the integrity and spirit of our collective American body.

Healing a long-standing wound in a sick body does not occur on its own.  It takes work, and all of us striving to promote health and wellbeing know that our contributions are needed now more than ever.

 

As herbalists we must also recognize and address how herbalism in the United States has its own roots intertwined with systemic racism, perpetuated to the current day. We at ArborVitae stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the broader movement for racial justice, and we humbly strive to do better.


Directors, ArborVitae

Claudia Keel & Richard Mandelbaum

Black Herbalists, Practitioners, & Notable Figures

Organizations


Abanitu Organics Roxoboro, NC | @Abanitu-Organics “Abanitu is a beautiful farm located in northern Person County near Roxboro, North Carolina. While not yet certified organic, our practices are strictly organic. Soil health and fertility are a central focus, including re-mineralization and no-till soil preparation in a raised-bed, permaculture model farm eco-system. Our mission is to provide food that is fresh and local, as well as food that maximizes nourishment and flavor. For these reasons, we avoid chemicals and use organic seed from open-pollinated, mostly heirloom plants.” Acres of Ancestry/Black Agrarian Fund Washington, DC | @acresofancestry “The Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund is a multidisciplinary, cooperative nonprofit ecosystem rooted in Black ecocultural traditions and textile arts to regenerate custodial landownership, ecological stewardship, and food and fiber economies in the South.” Adventures to Dreams Long Beach, CA | @adventurestodreams Mission: “To strengthen our community by inspiring and empowering diverse youth, ages 4-14, to dream BIG and BELIEVE they can achieve anything in life by exposing them, their parents, and community members to safe, fun, interactive, recreational and educational learning environments as well as child development workshops, volunteering, and hands-on activities.” Afrika Town Community Garden Oakland, CA | @AfrikaTown An urban haven in West Oakland, Afrika Town at Qilombo empowers community members via food sustainability, justice, self-defense training and self-care. African-American Farmers of California Fresno, CA “The Fresno-based African American Farmers of California is a 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in the heart of the Central Valley, Fresno, California. The organization currently uses 22 acres as demonstration farm, farmers training, cultivating traditional African-American crops, & empowering youth to learn about farming.” Agricultural Justice Project Gainesville, FL The Agricultural Justice Project (AJP) works to transform the existing agricultural system. We seek empowerment, justice and fairness for all who labor from farm to retail. Central to our mission are the principles that all humans deserve respect, the freedom to live with dignity and nurture community, and share responsibility for preserving the earth’s resources for future generations. Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) Salinas, CA | @albafarmers “Our mission is to create economic opportunity for aspiring, limited-resource farmers through land-based organic agriculture education.” A Growing Culture Asheville, NC | @agrowingculture “We know that farmers should be at the forefront of agriculture, and we work hard to protect their natural right to define and shape their own food system. We do this by reframing the way the world views farmers, facilitating collective learning and catalyzing innovation through farmer-to-farmer exchange, and supporting on-the-ground efforts for farmer-led research and documentation.” Aina Company Kealakekua, HI | @aina_company Founded in 2013, our small family-owned and operated company is dedicated to providing nature’s premier select agricultural products. Appetite for Change Minneapolis, MN | @appetiteforchange “We are a dedicated team of educators, growers, guides, and leaders who bring a variety of flavors to our table. Together, we use our skills and passions to enact positive change for everyone in the North Minneapolis community and beyond.” Armstrong Farms Bastrop, LA | @armstrong_farms_ Harper is a 3rd generation farmer that took the 100 acres of farmland his father left and has maintained over 2,500 acres spreading from Morehouse to Ouachita Parish. He has planted a variety of crops such as wheat, corn, soybeans, rice, and cotton. Aside from traditional crops he also grows produce such as peas, sweet corn, and watermelon. Atlanta Harvest Jonesboro, GA | @atlantaharvest Atlanta Harvest delivers fresh, naturally-grown produce to its customers while directly challenging some of the root causes of urban poverty. We love the city of Atlanta and want to see its neighborhoods thrive through dignifying work opportunities and increased access to locally grown, farm fresh food. Backyard Basecamp Baltimore, MD | @backyard_basecamp Inspiring Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC) across Baltimore City to find nature where they are and empowering them to explore further. Balakian Farms Reedley, CA | @balakianfarms Balakian Farms has developed a reputation for letting our produce-products-speak for itself, while our voice is heard regarding accountability, integrity and providing the opportunities for growth in our community and around the world. Ballew Estates Madison Co, KY | @ballewestatesllc Our passion and mission is to encourage and educate our communities about holistic wellness and healing through history, food, engagement. Through our workshops, events. pop-ups, teas, and tours. Barbour’s Farm Canmer, KY “We are a family owned operation located in Hart County, Kentucky. Our little town name is Canmer. Our family farm is a well diversified family operation. It has been in our family since the 1900’s. The family farm was started by share-cropping before it was purchased in later years of 1990’s. We are four generations strong and hope to continue the legacy for many years to come. Our operation consists of a small dairy, hogs, beef, pasture poultry, micro-processed goods, and mixed vegetables. Here on Barbour’s Farm it is truly a 365 day operation. Cows are milked twice a day, everyday, along with feeding and caring for the animals.” Black Belt Justice Center (BBJC) “The Black Belt Justice Center (BBJC) is a legal and advocacy nonprofit organization that serves African American farmers, landowners, and communities in the Black Belt region in efforts to retain and increase landownership; to create sustainable land-based cooperatives and entrepreneurial businesses; and to ensure intergenerational and community wealth.” Black Church Food Security Network “The Black Church Food Security Network utilizes an asset-based approach in organizing and linking the vast resources of historically African American congregations in rural and urban communities to advancing food and land sovereignty.” Black Creek Community Farm Toronto, Ontario, Canada | @blackcreekcommunityfarm Black Creek Community Farm is situated on a truly unique eight-acre property that includes pristine farmland, a heritage farmhouse and barn, and a surrounding forest that extends down into the Black Creek ravine. Black Dirt Farm Collective @b_d_f_c “The Black Dirt Farm Collective is a collective of Black farmers, educators, scientists, agrarians, seed keepers, organizers, and researchers guiding a political education process. Through our cultivation of a Black agrarian education (Afroecology).” Black Earth Farms CA | @blackearthfarms We are a Black and Indigenous led agroecology collective composed of skilled land stewards, spiritual leaders, healers, gardeners, farmers, builders, writers, educators, artists, musicians, and organizers. We study and spread ancestral knowledge and contemporary agroecological practices to train community members to build collectivized, autonomous, and chemical free food systems in urban and peri-urban environments throughout the Occupied Karkin Ohlone & Chochenyo Territory. Black Family Land Trust, Inc. (BFLT) NC | @bflt18 “The Black Family Land Trust, Inc. (BFLT) incorporated in 2004 and based in North Carolina, is one of the nation’s only conservation land trust dedicated to the preservation and protection of African-American and other historically underserved landowners assets.” Black Farmer Fund NY “The mission of Black Farmer Fund is to create a thriving, resilient, and equitable food system by investing in black food systems entrepreneurs and communities in New York State.” Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association Tillery, NC “BFAA (Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association) is a non-profit organization created to respond to the issues and concerns of Black farmers in the U.S. and abroad. Formed in 1997, the organization boasts a membership of over 1,500 farmers nationwide, and 21 state chapters.” Black Farmers Collective Seattle, WA | @yesfarmofficial “The Black Farmers Collective is a group of urban food system activists dedicated to providing opportunities to improve the health of our communities through all aspects of the food system.” Black Food Sovereignty NW Portland, OR | @blackfoodnw The Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) serves as a collaboration hub for Black and Brown communities to confront the systemic barriers that make food, place and economic opportunities inaccessible to us. BFSC is focused on meeting these barriers with creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions. Built on a decade of work of founding members of the Black Food Sovereignty Council and other Black-identified leaders and stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest, the BFSC mission is to ignite Black and brown communities to participate as owners and movement leaders within food systems, placemaking, and economic development. Black Futures Farm Portland, OR | @blackfuturesfarm Black Futures Farm is a community farm, staffed by volunteers and two resident farmers. We sit on 1.15 acres with 17 different fruit trees, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and cooking herbs. Our farm is located on the grounds of the Learning Gardens Lab at 60th and SE Duke in Portland, Oregon. Black Oaks Center Chicago, IL | @energydescent “Our vision is to create safe and healing spaces that are founded on the principles of environmental stewardship and social equality where community members can learn the skills required to become masterful in sustainability and successfully transition to a post-carbon world. These safe and healing spaces are lifeboats that will keep our communities, families, and children alive and thriving during an energy descent.” Black Soil Life Lexington, KY | @blacksoilky Our year round events include Farm Tours, Farm to Table Dinners and Off Season Workshops where you are connected Kentucky’s black farmers/growers/producers. Black Soil events allow attendees to celebrate and educate themselves on the narratives, experience, and expertise of our partner black farmers. Representing 1.4% of the primary farm operators in the state, black farmers account for less than 600 of the more than 76,000 agricultural operations in Kentucky. The mission of Black Soil: Our Better Nature is to reconnect black Kentuckians to their legacy and heritage in agriculture.By bringing together urban families with rural and urban based black farmers/growers/producers across the state, we help introduce opportunities in agriculture that promote self-sufficiency, encourage healthy living, and activate cooperative economics. Our vision is to help foster a greater market share for black farmers and producers as they provide healthy food options to a larger consumer base. Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers Cooperative of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA | @blackurbangardeners “The Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Co-Op (BUGs) is a gathering point for black urban agriculturalists. We work with local black communities to grow food and to share black cultural traditions.” Black Urban Growers (BUGS) @blackfarmerconf “Black Urban Growers (BUGS) is an organization committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, we nurture collective Black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table.” Black Yield Institute Baltimore, MD | @blackyield “Black Yield Institute’s work is centered on and operates from the following action pillars:Cooperative Economic Development, Political Education & Social Action, Black Solidarity/Cultural Affirmation, Spiritual/Psychological Healing” The Bladensburg Farm Bladensburg, MD | @ecocityfarms ECO City Farms at Bladensburg is located on 3.5 acres of land formerly occupied by three multifamily apartment buildings. It provides healthy food for the residents of the adjacent subsidized housing complex and the larger “healthy food deprived” neighborhood. The farm employs permaculture and season-extension techniques to its large productive growing space. BLK Projek – The Black Feminist Project Bronx, NY | @theblackfeministproject The Black Feminist Project enriches the lives of, restores agency, justice, joy and health to Black women, girls and non-men, often referred to as marginalized genders or MaGes and the children they care for – with an emphasis on mother-led families. Using dynamic and engaging food and reproductive justice programming that explores not only the intersections of race, class, gender and respectability politics but also empowers them to tap into their inherent leadership abilities and dare to put themselves at the center of their own universes. Bohlen Family Farms Florissant, Missouri | @bohlenfarms Bohlen Family Farms is a family owned and operated farm. Bread and Butter Farms Monroe, GA | @bread.and.butter.farm.to.table “We are farmers who were raised by farmers. We are also chefs and our focus is 100% farm-to-table catering.” Bridgeforth International Tanner, AL Bridgeforth International (BI) is family-owned and operated in Tanner Alabama . Since BI opened in 2012, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Our exclusive partnership with Darden Bridgeforth and Sons, allows us to provide high quality products which are locally grown by experienced farmers. At Bridgeforth International Corporation, we facilitate business between Bridgeforth Farms, the National Black Growers Council (NBGC) and over seas buyers while maintaining a key focus on promoting agribusiness education and awareness. Brooklyn Rescue Mission Bed Stuy Farm and Urban Harvest Center Brooklyn, NY | @brooklyn_rescue_mission Vision: To build community pride, provide healthy provisions to our neediest residents, encourage youth empowerment and develop a communal culture towards land use and community health. The Carter Farms Piedmont, VA | @carterfarmsva Carter Farms is a century farm in the Piedmont region of Virginia that specializes in growing ethnic, African tropical vegetables organically. Michael Carter Jr. has taken over the family farm operation, converting it from a beef cattle, swine and hay production operation to an ethnic vegetable afrotourism teaching farm that shares its Africulture interdisciplinary platform. CATA – The Farmworkers Support Committee Glassboro, NJ | @catafarmworkers “The Mission of CATA is to empower farmworkers and immigrant workers to fight for their rights so they can live a full life. We work together to achieve safe working and living conditions, fair wages, and to be treated with respect and dignity.” Chateau Hough Vineyards and Winery Cleveland, OH | @ChateauHough “Our vineyards and winery support the efforts of our non-profit, Neighborhood Solutions Inc. whose mission is to ‘use innovate educational and entrepreneurial strategies to encourage, prepare, and assist at-risk youth, veterans, and those returning-or who have returned- to neighborhoods after incarceration in creating greener, healthier and wealthier places to live, work, and raise families.” Cherry Hill Urban Garden Baltimore, MD | @CherryHillUrbanGarden The Farm Alliance of Baltimore is a membership organization of urban farms, neighborhood growers, and friends. We use connection, resource sharing, and collective advocacy with respect to food, land and water to expand communities’ self-determination and power. City Slicker Farms Oakland, CA | @cityslickerfarms “We reinforce self-sustaining access to food and build community through urban farming, education, and recreation.” Clemmons Family Farm Charlotte, VT | @ClemmonsFarm The Clemmons Family Farm is one of the largest African-American-owned historic farms in Vermont today. Comfort Farms Milledgeville, GA | @comfortfarms We promote a structured, holistic approach for displaced veterans suffering from PTSD and other invisible disabilities, aiding their reintegration into family, society and economy. Common Good Cooperatives Boston, MA | @thecommongoodproject “Common Good Cooperatives innovates small business development and participation, peer-led by women of color. We envision sustainable methods to create connections which inspire the dignity, equity and equality of a diverse community of women. Through economic development models based in systems of access to fresh hyperlocal healthy foods, innovation, and place-making, Common Good Co-op applies a lens focused on gender, class and culture to join women across our region in seeding health, community and belonging, for us all.” ​ Community Farming Alliance Washington, DC Community Farming Alliance is a cooperative of farmers of color and women farmers in the DC area. Our members are Good Sense Farm, Three Part Harmony Farm and Little Red Bird Botanicals. We also work with affiliate farmers with shared values who operate in the DC area. Cool Runnings Organic Farms Homestead, FL | @coolrunningsorganicfarms “Cool Running’s Organic Farm promotes and educate sustainable food system through community involvement. ” Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) Santa Rosa, CA | @cofed “CoFED (Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive) is a QBPOC-led organization that partners with young folks of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to meet our communities’ needs through food and land co-ops. We are building the leadership of young BIPOC cooperators to practice cooperative values, economics, and strategies for collective liberation.” Cooperation Jackson Jackson, MS | @CooperationJackson Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership. Their long term vision is to develop a cooperative network based in Jackson, Mississippi that will consist of four interconnected and interdependent institutions: a federation of local worker cooperatives, a cooperative incubator, a cooperative education and training center (the Kuwasi Balagoon Center for Economic Democracy and Development), and a cooperative bank or financial institution. Corbin Hill Food Project New York, NY | @corbinhill_foodproject “The Corbin Hill Farm Share is a year-round, weekly subscription program of fresh, high quality, locally grown vegetables and fruits delivered to our community partner sites across New York City.” Craft Farms Collierville, TN | @craftfarms901 “Our Mission: To provide people with a space to gather resources, serve, build community, and work together to collectively care for our neighbors.” ​ Crop Swap LA Los Angeles, CA | @LACropSwap Crop Swap LA is creating a world where ALL communities have access to nutrient-rich food and THE KNOWLEDGE TO GROW IT. Deep Roots Farm Brandywine, MD | @farmergale Deep Roots Farm is a regenerative ”O”, women owned and operated farm located in Brandywine and Upper Marlboro, MD. We grow vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers, and raise chickens on 50 acres for our community. Detroit Black Community Food Security Network Detroit, MI | @dbcfsn_org “The organization was founded to ensure that Detroit’s African American population participated in the food movement and because we are the vast majority of the population in Detroit, that we are in the leadership on that movement locally.” Detroit Dirt Detroit, MI | @detroitdirt Detroit Dirt is the leading model of organic waste recovery and reuse. We recycle resources to increase awareness and actions leading to a more sustainable community. Our mission is to create a zero-waste mindset throughout communities and drive forward a low-carbon economy. We process food waste, green waste, spent grains, and herbivore manures and make high-quality compost using an aerobic process. District Growers Washington, DC | @districtgrowers We are cannabis artisans and fanatics who set out to answer one simple question: “How do we provide the best cannabis experience possible?” Dodo Farms Brookeville, MD | @dodofarms Dodo Farms is a certified Naturally Grown Produce Farm in Brookeville, Montgomery County in Maryland. We grow a wide variety of seasonal vegetables such as spinach, kale, potatoes, broccoli, carrots, beets, tomato, peppers, arugula, raspberry, blackberry, collard greens, cabbage, lettuce and so much more. We are committed to supplying members of our community fairly priced, fresh and naturally grown produce, free of GMO seeds, pesticides, chemicals and fertilizers that are planted and harvested in Dodo Farms in Brookeville Maryland. Earthseed Land Cooperative Durham, NC | @earthseedcollective”Our mission is to remember and reimagine our relationship to ourselves, each other and the land in pursuit and practice of collective liberation.” East New York FarmsBrooklyn, NY | @enyfarmsThe mission of East New York Farms! is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents. East Oakland CollectiveOakland, CA | @eastoaklandcollective “We are addressing the deep food insecurity by distributing food from restaurants, caterers, and food services. We distribute individually packaged fresh meals, non-perishable food bags and produce bags.” Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective Boston, MA | @eastern-woodland-rematriation-collective “Eastern Woodlands Rematriation is a collective of Indigenous people restoring the spiritual foundation of our livelihoods through regenerative food systems.” Ebony By Nature WA | @ebony.by.nature EBN is a black owned business, the founder, has been on a journey to reclaim the art of farming and harness the many natural fiber products around us. Eco City Farms Edmonston, MD | @ecocityfarms ECO City Farms is a nonprofit urban teaching and learning farm in Prince George’s County that grows great food, farms and farmers in ways that protect, restore and sustain the natural environment and the health of local communities. Working with area children, youth and adults, ECO educates and trains the next generation of urban farmers and eaters. EM Farms Culloden, GA | @em_farms We proudly provide fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables with the convenience and quality of the community in mind. Using nature’s beautiful creations along with innovative farming techniques we produce highly flavorful produce. Faithfull Farms Chapel Hill, NC | @faithfullfarms We’re proud to offer the highest quality, most unique produce on the market today. From our family to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each item. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy bringing them to you. Family Agriculture Resource Management Services North Carolina | @f.a.r.m.s “Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) is a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing small farm land loss to ensure generational wealth and reducing hunger in rural low-income communities. We also assist farmers with retail market expansion to ensure future farm revenue. We provide these services with integrity and quality.” Farm School NYC New York, NY | farmschool_nyc “Farm School NYC trains local residents in urban agriculture in order to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.” Farms to Grow, Inc. Oakland, CA | @farmstogrow “Farms to grow, Inc is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to working with Black farmers and underserved sustainable farmers around the country. Farms To Grow, Inc. is committed to sustainable farming and innovative agriculture practices which preserve the cultural and biological diversity, the agroecological balance of the local environment.” Farmer Brown Tha MC KY | @farmerbrownthamc Mission: Engage youth in Agriculture and Natural Sciences, disperse information regarding Ag and economics, academic and career paths, and modern agricultural production practices (traditional and Urban farming), and establish broader consumer awareness and promotion for current Black farmers and producers through innovative Agricultural marketing, programming, and event based learning. Farmworker Justice Washington, DC | @FarmworkerJustice “Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice.” Federation of Southern Cooperatives Rural Training & Research Center East Point, GA | @federationofsoutherncoop ”The Federation is a non-profit cooperative association of black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives. We are organized by state associations with field offices serving a primary membership base in the Southern States.” First Fruits Farm Louisburg, NC | @firstfruitsfarmnc Based in Louisburg, North Carolina, First Fruits Farm was founded by former NFL lineman, Jason Brown, to share the love of Christ and aid in hunger relief in eastern North Carolina. Flats Mentor Farm Lancaster, MA | @flats_mentor_farm FMF assists and supports small farmers of diverse ethnic backgrounds with the land, farming infrastructure and marketing assistance needed to promote and sustain successful farming enterprises. FMF promotes economically viable agricultural production that protects the environment through the practice of sustainable farming methods. With the help of a farm manager, sustainability coordinator, and the entire World Farmers team, farmers at the Flats have access to shared and individual resources, as well as hands-on-training and technical assistance on soil fertility, irrigation, pest and weed management, and marketing. Flora Gothica Farms Roswell, GA | @floragothicafarms Working on less than 1/10th acre and growing primarily in raised beds and containers, FGF grows a variety of curious and eclectic fruits, vegetables, and flowers not commonly found in grocery stores or at farmer’s markets. Most of the produce is grown on family land located in Roswell, GA. The remaining flowers and vegetables are grown at different sites, utilizing converted front yard lawns into functioning edible landscapes. Tha Flower Factory Baltimore, MD | @thaflowerfactory Tha Flower Factory is a flower farm located in Baltimore City dedicated to growing high quality cut flowers and herbs. The Food Project Lincoln, MA | @the_food_project The Food Project’s mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. Our community produces healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs, provides youth leadership opportunities, and inspires and supports others to create change in their own communities. Foot Print Farms Jackson, MS | @footprintfarms Foot Print Farms, LLC founded in 2010 by CEO Dr. Cindy Ayers Elliott is a 68 acre specialty crops, vegetables and livestock farm with a focus on agri-tourism for community development in the City of Jackson. Foot Print farms grows an array of fruits and vegetables, raising chickens, cattle, horses and meat goats. She believes that planting a seed in the earth will grow fresh vegetables however, planting a seed in the minds of young people will create a new universe of scholars. Fountain Heights Farm Birmingham, AL | @fountainheightsfarms The mission of Fountain Heights Farms is to improve the quality of life for the current residents of the historic Fountain Heights community of Birmingham, Alabama through long term land stewardship by community-led urban agricultural cooperatives focused on meeting the immediate and basic need for healthy fresh foods, and through culturally responsive community education programs that support and inform urban agricultural initiatives in historically under-served areas of Birmingham, Alabama. Free Haven Farms Lawnside, NJ | @freehavenfarms Free Haven Farms was established in 2017 in Lawnside, N.J. Lawnside is a suburban community, located in Camden County; not exactly where most people would expect to find a farm. But Micaiah had a vision before the couple purchased their home in Cynthia’s hometown to create a homestead farm where they could raise their children and also be able to show others in their community how to grow their own food. Our location allows us and our produce to be accessible to our community. We started out in 2017 by operating a farmer’s market on site on Sundays. This year, in 2018, we’ve been distributing our produce using a CSA model and providing educational experiences on and off the farm. Fresh Future Farm North Charleston, SC | @freshfuturefarm Germaine Jenkins (she/her/hers/they/theirs) founded Fresh Future Farm to address the health, wealth, and quality of life disparities in underserved North Charleston communities. Germaine, like many of the neighborhood’s residents, struggled to access affordable, healthy and culturally relevant foods. She and all of the farm staff believe that everyone deserves to eat quality food. ​ Fresh Start Farms Manchester, NH | @freshstartfarmsnh Fresh Start Farms NH is a collective brand for immigrant and refugee farmers participating in the New American Sustainable Agriculture Program, a program of the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success. We work alongside new American farmers to bring farm fresh ingredients to your table via neighborhood farm stands, farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Wholesale and NH Farm to School. Formed in 2011, Fresh Start Farms NH is a recognized brand for quality, affordable, and culturally appropriate food throughout southern New Hampshire. Produce is grown with soil health, environmental well-being and consumer happiness in mind. Front Line Farming Denver, CO | @frontlinefarming “The mission of Frontline Farming is to create greater equity across our food system on the Front Range of Colorado. We specifically seek to support and create greater leadership and access for women and people of color in our food systems. We achieve these goals through growing food, listening, educating, honoring land and ancestors, policy initiatives, and direct action.” Gangstas to Growers Atlanta, GA | @gangstastogrowers “Gangstas to Growers is a program focused on empowering at-risk youth and our formerly incarcerated through agriculture, employment, and entrepreneurship. We provide paid entrepreneurial internships for at-risk youth, gang members and formerly incarcerated individuals to give them a chance to participate in the legitimate economy.” George Washington Carver Urban/Small Farmers Collective Largo, MD “George Washington Carver Urban/Small Farmer’s Coalition, Inc. (GWCUSFC) is building an organizational structure that is primarily focused on connecting underserved rural farmers/landowners with with urban families and communities to address the food and economic disparities that exist within the service areas of our coalition.” Georgia Roots Urban Farm College Park, GA | @georgiaroots_urbanfarm We cultivate and provide Georgia grown produce to the community through the use of high intensity growing methods. We farm using small plots with high intensity growing methods and organic practices. We focus on a no till method for the purpose of building quality soils. Gilliams Community Garden SW Atlanta, GA | @gilliamscommunitygarden Gilliams Community Farm exists to provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables for our community, as well as promoting hands-on, educational experiences for students. We are a Urban Garden in Southwest Atlanta. We don’t use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, or genetically modified organisms. We harvest daily as each vegetable reaches the perfect size and ripeness for the dinner table. Gilliard Farms Brunswick, GA | @gilliardfarms Gillard Farms is a family-run organic farm, growing under the watchful eye of sibling farmers Althea Raiford and Matthew Raiford. Gilliard Farms was first established in 1874 by Althea and Matthew’s great great great grandfather Jupiter Gilliard. The farm has never used chemicals to grow any crops and is a member of Georgia Organics, Coastal Organic Growers and Georgia Grown. Althea & Matthew Raiford are the sixth generation to farm this land. Golden Organic Farm Pinetops, NC | @goldenorganicfarm “Golden Organic Farm will be an incubator for Black agriculture in our community. Beginning farmers will have the infrastructure, resources & funding opportunities that I did not have and should’ve had! The garden is where we come to heal, celebrate & share our creativity bc there is no culture without agriculture!” Good Sense Farm Washington, DC | @goodsensefarm Good Sense Farm & Apiary provides a diverse array of local delicacies and an empowering learning environment for foodies from all walks of life. We grow gourmet mushrooms and raise healthy bee colonies that produce the finest local honey. Gratitude Botanical Farm Peoplestown, GA | @gratitudebotanicalfarm Gratitude Botanical Farm’s mission is to educate, grow, feed, serve and protect the history of the people of Atlanta through the art of organic urban agriculture. Green Acre Community Garden Paterson, NJ | @paterson_green_acre We have been building and creating this community garden since 2015. The community garden grows vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We are creating a safe and clean clean environment for people to enjoy to come sit, to learn how to grow vegetables and to maintain a garden for a healthy life. Through our farm stands, garden tours, and seasonal events, we strive to create a green oasis in the heart of Paterson where community members access fresh foods, connect with nature, and build community. The Greener Garden NE Baltimore City, MD | @thegreenergarden The Greener Garden is an Urban Farm located in the Hamilton area of northeast Baltimore City. We sell a variety of vegetables and our farmers are naturally certified growers! Please do not hesitate to call or send a message if you have any questions about produce. Grow Dat Youth Farm New Orleans, LA | @growdatyouthfarm At Grow Dat our mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. One youth leader’s experience at our farm can benefit our communities for a lifetime. Grow Where You Are Stone Mountain, GA | @growwhereyouare “Grow Where You Are is a dynamic full service social enterprise in the field of local food systems. We partner with organizations and individuals to bring food abundance to communities and those who value real food.” Habesha Atlanta, GA | @habeshainc “HABESHA, Inc. is a Pan-African organization that cultivates leadership in youth and families through practical experiences in cultural education, sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, holistic health, and technology.” Harlem Grown New York, NY | @harlemgrown “Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.” The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm Whitakers, NC | @harriettubman_freedomfarm The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm is rooted in the values of nourishment, freedom, and reciprocity. Healing Black Southerners relationship to land in the South through agriculture and education, the farm is a space for community. The lives of plants, animals, and people matter here. Practicing reciprocity for the land and the community is our attempt to grow toward sovereignty. The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm visions a just society where people have access to what they need to live as they see fit. A people who can feed themselves, are a people who can lead themselves. Thank you for coming to the site, please explore to learn more. Hattie Carthan Community Market Brooklyn, NY | @hattie.carthan The Hattie Carthan Community Farmer’s market is a grassroots, people of color-led agricultural revitalization project in Central Brooklyn NYC. The market’s vision is to cultivate a healthy, holistic, and self-sufficient community grounded in the systems and cycles of the earth. To increase access to locally grown fresh food, farm culture and intergenerational agricultural education to all facets of community in a neighborhood classified as a “fresh food desert.” The market accomplishes it’s goals by operating community based cultural programs and ventures which nourish human potential and cooperative economics. Haylene Green The Garden Queen Atlanta, GA | @atlgardenqueen Gardening in organic soil & utilizing holistic techniques to yield larger-than-life produce, Haylene Green wants to equip families and growers with knowledge concerning food security and safety, and sustaining the environment for years to come. Haynie Farms Reedville, VA We specialize in providing small grain crops (wheat, corn, soybeans, etc.) to local markets and producers who cannot afford large bulk quantities. If you need small grains crops for your business, contact Haynie Farms today! Healthy Food Hub Chicago, IL | @healthyfoodhubchicago An outgrowth of the Black Oak Center Sustainable Agriculture Tract, our purpose is to facilitate the development of a local food system from Pembroke to Chicago. By building out a sustainable, community-based food system, we are training and cultivating the next generation of black farmers urban to rural. We are growing ecologically regenerative, nutrient-dense foods, while providing a consistent distribution retail source for local food and value-added products from and to the communities we serve. Hempfinity Hecks Grove, NC | @hempfinityus Naturally cultivated raw industrial hemp harvested and processed on the historical sandy loam soil of Brown Family Farms in Warren County, NC. Henrietta Bridge Farm Project West Palm Beach, FL | @urbangrowerscedc The primary mission is to develop and improve low-income communities and neighborhoods through economic and related development activities that will increase the opportunities for residents to become owners, managers, and producers of small businesses, affordable housing and jobs designed to produce positive cash flow and curb blight in the Greater North West Communities of West Palm Beach. Herban Farm NW Seattle, WA | @herbanfarmnw Our herbs are incorporated into a variety of mindfully crafted, small batch culinary spice blends, seasonings, sauces, salts, vinegars, mustards, & teas. We plant, tend and dry our herbs at our state licensed farm and processing facility. We harvest our ingredients using organic practices, that have been passed down from farmer to farmer for thousands of years.. These simple yet effective techniques are what you smell and taste in every meal, bringing everyone back to their roots. High Hog Farm Grayson, GA | @highhogfarm We are first generation farmers, stewarding the land and cultivating community. We grow together to make sure the food and fiber we put on our table, and yours, is healthy and fresh. Hilltop Urban Gardens Tacoma, WA | @hilltopurbangardens Hilltop Urban Gardens is a community-based urban agriculture, justice, and equity organization in Tacoma, WA. HUG partners with the community to grow healthy food and to create a healthy community. We seek to inspire our community to live with abundance while understanding and interrupting the root causes of economic poverty & wealth accumulation and systems of oppression. We believe growing our own food is an important strategy in this process. Honey Bee Goode Apiaries Atlanta, GA | @honeybeegoodeapiaries Honey Bee Goode Apiaries pledge to acknowledge and respect honey bees and other pollinators. We promise to always practice and teach natural methods to beekeeping, and to continue to educate our communities about bees from the age of 1 to 100. H St. Farms Washington, DC | @hstfarms Our rooftop farm in NE DC provides the community with gardening resources, plants, educational events & classes, & support for Cultivate the City’s citywide growing operations. Now offering Pick-ups. Indiana Black Farmers Co-Op Indianapolis, IN | @IndianaBlackFarmersCoop Our Mission: Educating our community on how to grow and preserve their own food and to improve soil and crop health. Engaging our youth in activities and programs that foster cooperative community farming and money management. Collaborating with urban farmers to increase the quality and quantity of nutrient-rich, wholesome, and natural produce in food deserts. Isabahlia Garden Brooklyn, NY | @isabahlialoef We are strengthening families in the community. We do this by instilling meaningful life lessons, providing support groups and services. We target youth in areas of socialization, culture, and pride with the hope of preventing our children from becoming a part of the juvenile criminal system as well as helping to reduce recidivism amongst those that have been system involved.​​ Jannah on Grafton Newark, NJ | @newarksjog Jannah on Grafton is an initiative to build a stronger, sustainable, and more self-reliant lower Grafton Avenue community through vacant lot activation. Jannah on Grafton is a leased plot, through the City of Newark’s Adopt A Lot program, that will be transformed into a community garden. Jannah on Grafton will provide access to healthy food options, urban gardening advocacy, and sustainable education efforts for North Newark residents. Kentucky Greens Co. Louisville, KY | @kentuckygreens We are a Kentucky based fresh greens company. Providing the city of Louisville with fresh greens. Kentucky Greens Co. LLC was founded in 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky by Mike Jackson. Kindred Seedlings Burlington, NC | @kindredseedlings Kindred Seedlings Farm strives to engage people of color with sustainable home-growing methods that are both nutritious and cost-effective. Land Loss Prevention Project Durham, NC “The Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP) was founded in 1982 by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers to curtail epidemic losses of Black owned land in North Carolina. LLPP was incorporated in the state of North Carolina in 1983. The organization broadened its mission in 1993 to provide legal support and assistance to all financially distressed and limited resource farmers and landowners in North Carolina.” Liberated Farms Detroit, MI | @liberatedfarms Community Urban Gardening Local Lands Atlanta, GA | @geechiefarmers Local Lands is a Family owned and Operated Farm. We use only organic materials, seeds, fertilizer, feed…. etc… All of what has been given naturally to the earth and to those who take part in the earth’s cycle. Our mission has been and will be to provide all natural and conscious sources of food and products, from the field to the table, to create an intimate relationship between producer and consumer, and to educate all involved. We have been Farming in Georgia since 2010, Pennsylvania before that, and have been enjoying the weather, the people and the overall environment. Our Farm is open to the public and we welcome those who wish to participate in what they eat… Logan’s Gardens Los Angeles, CA Over 1000 varieties of rare and heirloom edible plants. Available Wed/Sat Santa Monica Farmer’s markets & Sundays at the Hollywood Farmer’s market Lomar Farms Palisades, NY | @lomarfarms LoMar Farms is located in The Hamlet of Palisades, NY, 19 miles north of NYC. We are rehabilitating the 200 year old property to be a friendly farm sanctuary that will serve the local community and our friends & family. Currently we have an Apiary that we started in 2014 for Honey Bees. We had our first harvest in 2015 and plan on selling Honey and other Bee based products such as Candles, Lip Balm and other lotions and potions. We raise chickens for eggs and are considering goats for cheese in the future. We are also growing a selection of fruits, vegetables and herbs that we plan on supplying co-ops and local restaurants as soon as we have enough to offer. We are in the 1st phase of the Barn renovation that will include a yoga studio/community theater and farm to table pop up venue for culinary farm to table events. See you soon… Love Blossom Farm Marshalville, GA | @loveblossomfarm A naturally grown & operating Homestead farm in Middle GA. We’re proud earth stewards sharing our love of food & family one heart at a time. Love Fed Initiative New Haven, CT | @LoveFedNHV “Empowering New Haven & CT residents by reconnecting us to our inherent relationships with food, land & self-resiliency through Black-led & community-run food systems & agriCultural initiatives.” Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Lithonia, GA | @mxgmnational An organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans whose mission is to defend its people’s human rights and promote self-determination. With an understanding of the collective institutions of white-supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism at the root of the Afrikan people’s oppression, MXGM strives to build community control and self-determination as a human right and a solution to colonization. Maurice Small Atlanta, GA | @mauricesmall Maurice works to transform the food landscape in North America via regional initiatives that create and rebuild local food systems. Mena’s Farm Atlanta, GA | @menas_farm We are a organic farm in Northwest Atlanta. Our produce are picked with our hands and brought to you fresh weekly. Look for us in Atlanta farmers market. The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Atlanta, GA Metro Atlanta Urban Farm believes everyone deserves access to affordable high quality produce. Our certified naturally grown produce is grown and harvested with care by the hands of staff and volunteers who support an equitable food distribution system. We provide gardening and agricultural training to ensure families learn to feed themselves and to create future generations of urban agriculturalists. Mighty Thundercloud Birdsnest, VA | @edibleforest Located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Mighty Thundercloud Edible Forest is managed as a sustainable ecosystem that builds life into its 7.5 acres of soil. Our management practices build soil fertility and enhance biodiversity, while aiming to reduce our environmental footprint. Our strategy is to avoid the use of toxic chemicals (i.e. – synthetic fertilizers and pesticides) and replace them with internal ecological controls and organic practices. Mill Creek Urban Farm Philadelphia, PA | @millcreekurbanfarm Mill Creek Urban Farm is an educational farm and environmental education center located in West Philadelphia. We are dedicated to improving local access to fresh, chemical-free produce at low cost for the immediate Mill Creek community and surrounding neighborhoods. We are a people of color-led non-profit organization in service of communities of color in need of basic resources. Mill Creek Urban Farm is dedicated to cultivating a healthy environment, growing strong communities and promoting a just and sustainable food system. Miller City Farm Fairburn, GA | @millercityfarm Located in South Fulton, GA minutes from downtown Atlanta, Miller City Farm is a 4+ acre micro-farm specializing in seasonal, heirloom, non-GMO, and organic produce. With offerings ranging from strawberries and mixed greens, to tomatoes and blackberries, Miller City Farm’s goal is to provide farm fresh food to 250 families across the South Fulton area. Moonlight Farms Trinity, NC | @MoonlightfarmsNC Moonlight Farms is a woman owned and family operated farm that was inspired by our love of nature, plant based eating, and community. At Moonlight Farms we offer a seasonal array of gourmet mushrooms, herbs and microgreens. Our produce is cultivated in a natural and sustainable method that requires no chemical fertilizer or pesticides to be beautiful and bountiful. Morning Glory Homestead St. Helena Island, SC | @morninggloryhomestead Morning Glory Homestead Farm is an expansion of what our family grew for our own provisions. Our farm now offers a variety of vegetables grown using sustainable agricultural and permaculture methods Morris Gbolo’s World Crop Farms Vineland, NJ | @morris-gbolos-new-world-crops-farm Since 2009, I have been growing 7 to 10 acres of my favorite African greens, peppers and eggplants; ethnic melons and gourds; as well as tomatoes and okra, all sold pick-your-own (PYO) Mother’s Finest Urban Farm NC | @mothersfinesturbanfarm Our family farm consist of 2.5 acre of growing space in an Urban Environment and leasing 5 more Acres in the other city limits to expand our farming production. We grow for our value-added products and our CSA Box subscription members. Through the leadership of Mother/ Certified Beekeeper and Master Gardener Samantha “Foxx” Winship we learn new ways to innovate our farming practices, product development and operations. On our farm land we have Bee, Chickens, Worms, Mushrooms, Specialty Items, Various produce and more, We trained our children to handle basic farm operations, beekeeping, vermiculture, poultry care, growing food and processing value-added products. Mudbone Grown Portland, OR | @mudbonegrown Mudbone Grown is a black-owned farm enterprise that promotes inter-generational community-based farming that creates measurable and sustainable environmental, social, cultural, and economic impacts in communities. MudBone Grown’s work helps to develop and implement workplace-based educational experiences to help teens, young adults, and low-income communities develop marketable careers, education skills that help build and sustain community capacity and place them in local jobs. By doing this we can succeed in our five-year goal to enhance food security, reduce energy use, improve community health and well-being, and stabilize our communities. MycoSymbiotics New Cumberland, PA | @mycosymbiote We search the Wild Lands in the North East, and Mid-Atlantic U.S. for edible and medicinal mushrooms to add to our culture collection. Our research is focused on learning to Cultivate Novel Mushroom species! The National Black Farmers Association Baskerville, VA “The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) is a non-profit organization representing African American farmers and their families in the United States. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. NBFA’s education and advocacy efforts have been focused on civil rights, land retention, access to public and private loans, education and agricultural training, and rural economic development for black and other small farmers.” Nature’s Candy Farm Atlanta, GA | @natures_candy_farms Nature’s Candy Farms is a lifestyle brand promoting global sustainability through local agriculture, entertainment, and green living. New Roots Community Farm Lewiston, ME | @newrootscoop We are Jabril Abdi, Seynab Ali, Mohamed Abukar and Batula Ismail. We came to Lewiston, Maine in the mid-2000s as refugees from Somalia and started farming in Lisbon. Our people are farmers and we have always fed our country. Now we are growing food for our new communities in Southern Maine. Nile Valley Aquaponics Kansas City, MO | @nilevalleyaquaponics M2M Community Foundation is a 501c3. Nile Valley Aquaponics 100,000 Pound Food Project is a project under M2M Community Foundation. Nile Valley Aquaponics 100,000 Pound Food Project is to produce 100,000 Pounds of local fresh fish and vegetables to create healthier choices, health education, volunteer opportunities and economic stability in the urban core. The Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust @NEFOCLandTrust “To advance land sovereignty in the northeast region through permanent and secure land tenure for Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian farmers and land stewards who will use the land in a sacred manner that honors our ancestors dreams – for sustainable farming, human habitat, ceremony, native ecosystem restoration, and cultural preservation.” North Philly Peace Park Philadelphia, PA | @northphillypeacepark The North Philly Peace Park was founded in 2012 on several vacant parcels of land directly across the street from the Blumberg Housing Projects. The founding members were a socially engaged group of Blumberg and neighborhood residents, activists, designers, organizers and educators, who formed an ecological campus that sought to collectively solve many of the neighborhood’s critical issues. Nurturing Roots Farm Seattle, WA | @nurturingrootsfarm Nurturing Roots is a community farming program focused on educating youth & community members on healthy food choices. Creating community through gardening. Oasis Farm and Fishery Pittsburgh, PA | @oasisfarmfish Oasis Farm & Fishery is an initiative of Bible Center Church. We are a one of a kind urban micro-farm located in the neighborhood of Homewood in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Our main foci are growing quality, hyper-local produce and providing urban farming education for people of all ages. Off Grid in Color Salisbury, NC | @offgridincolor Off Grid In Color is a sanctuary for health and wellness providing quality meat and education. Oko Farms Brooklyn, NY | @okofarms Practice and promote aquaponics as a sustainable farming method that mitigates the impact of climate change, and increases food security for New York City. Spread the knowledge and skills required to practice aquaponics farming by educating children and adults of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds. Oliver’s AgroForest NC | @olivers.agroforest The mission of Oliver’s Agroforest is to conserve the ancestral history and natural gifts of the land through profitable agroforestry, climate resilience farming, and education. On Da Farm Atlanta, GA | @raskofipresentspermakulture Planting seeds of life all over Creation, from the studio, to the dancehall, to the Bario, to the radio, to previously abandoned urban pieces and land. We combine food with music because it’s one of the most long-standing marriages on earth. We organize social gatherings which accentuate the beauty of village life for all seasons. Operation Spring Plant North Carolina “Operation Spring Plant, Inc., also known as OSP, is a grass root, nonprofit organization. It is made up of African-American and limited resource farmers and concerned urban citizens from Region K and surrounding counties of North Carolina.” Organic Harvest Gardens Long Beach, CA | @organicharvestgrdns At Organic Harvest Gardens, we are two University of California Certified Master Gardeners, who head up a TEAM of committed and passionate organic vegetable gardeners, farmers and general landscapers. With over 25 years of collective experience in organic vegetable gardening and landscaping, you can rest assure that you are in capable and professional hands. Outdoor Fresh Farm Atlanta, GA Teaching sustainability and love for the outdoors while provide a place to explore nature in Southwest Atlanta Papa Rozier Farms Brooklyn, NY | @paparozier Organically grown in southwest Haiti’s mineral rich red soil, Papa Rozier Farms “Castor Oil of Haiti” is full of proteins and fatty acids. We don’t cut corners – kept in its purest form, our seeds are hand-picked, patio dried and cold-pressed, ensuring all natural nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins are preserved. Park City Harvest Bridgeport, CT | @park.city.harvest.llc “One thing we noticed is that us being a product of parents from third world countries, acquiring land was the hardest task we had to face till date. Now that we’re recently acquired an acre of open land, we are looking for assistance building it up for proper use of an organic farm. With this farm we hope to “Change the Image of Farming” by inspiring other young people, especially those of color to start farming and growing their own rather its for profit, health….” Patagonia Flower Farm Patagonia, AZ | @patagoniaflowerfarm We are a micro flower farm located in Patagonia AZ. We use water wise and organic farming techniques to produce affordable fresh-cut flowers. Patchwork City Farm Atlanta, GA | @patchworkcityfarms Patchwork City Farms (PCF) is a 1.2 acre independently-owned urban farm located in the city of Atlanta GA. Its original inception began in the Historic West End neighborhood of Atlanta and has now moved to is permanent location of Oakland City. PCF continues to be at the leading edge of Farm to Table, Slow Food, and Sustainable Agricultural movements to name a few. The farm is Certified Naturally Grown and we are committed to growing produce that is safe and nutritious. Phat Beets Produce Oakland, CA | @phatbeetsoakland Phat Beets Produce aims to create a healthier, more equitable food system in Oakland and beyond through providing affordable access to fresh produce, facilitating youth leadership in health and nutrition education, and connecting small farmers to urban communities via the creation a CSA, community farm stands, markets, and youth entrepreneurship. The Philadelphia Urban Creators Philadelphia, PA | @urbancreators The Urban Creators is a grassroots platform for radical and collaborative imagination. Since 2010, we have used food, art, and education as tools to nurture resilience, self-determination, and equity in our communities. Now, we are committed to supporting the emergence of a new generation of organizers, growers, artists, social entrepreneurs, innovators, and Urban Creators of all kinds. Phoenix Community Garden Brooklyn, NY | @Phoenix-Community-Garden The Phoenix Community Garden in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn grows nearly 2,000 pounds of beans, corn, collards, bitter melon, tomatoes, zucchini, herbs and callaloo to feed the neighborhood. The Garden provides fresh food, green space, and community to folks in Ocean Hill-Brownsville. Phoenix Gardens Lawrenceville, GA | @Phoenix-Gardens Phoenix Gardens has been growing local foods since 2005. We use only all natural practices to grow our vegetables. Pinehouse Edible Gardens Oakland, CA | @pinehouseediblegardens The work we do at Pine House Edible Gardens is built on the belief that the human impulse to be in relationship with land and with each other can be met in a beautiful, productive garden. We also believe that every person deserves access to this relationship and the space to grow and tend it. Pine Knot Farms Hillsborough, NC | @PineKnotFarms Pine Knot Farms is a certified organic farm located twelve miles north of Hillsborough, NC, and is 100 years old this year! Stanley Hughes is a third generation African-American farmer known as one of the first in the state to grow certified organic tobacco. He is also known as a progressive farmer, one who has recovered from changes in the tobacco industry and stood up to competition from corporate farms. We sell organic tobacco to the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company in Oxford; pasture raise hogs and chickens, and grow organic produce. Planting Justice Oakland, CA | @planting.justice “Planting Justice is a grassroots organization with a mission to empower people impacted by mass incarceration and other social inequities with the skills and resources to cultivate food sovereignty, economic justice, and community healing.” Quaintly Farm Providence, RI | @quaintlyfarmr A family-inspired micro-urban farm located on the North End of Providence. We grow local seasonal crops like veggies, herbs, and some fruits. Join our mailing list or follow us on social media for updated sales, specials, and pop-ups. Raceme Farm Collective Oregon | @racemefarmers We are a group of Black and Brown farmers from Chalchi Farm, Flying Dogheart Farm, and Scrapberry Farm.We grow weeds and medicine. We believe in food as medicine. We believe in community as medicine, so we grow that too. We are Raceme Farm Collective. We are three distinct Black and Brown-owned farm businesses that work in collective, sharing investment and risk in farm infrastructure, marketing, and planning work. We farm on unceded Wapato territory, today this place is called Sauvie Island. Rainshadow Organics Sisters, Oregon Rainshadow Organics is located fifteen miles Northeast of Sisters, Oregon where we have farmed and gardened for over twenty-five years. We have a full-diet farm with dozens of varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, and grains on 80 acres. Raised Roots Oakland, CA | @raisedroots Raised Roots is an urban farming company based in Oakland, California. We are committed to providing superior produce, gardens and farm education Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) Pittsboro, NC “Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) believes that in order to ensure a safe, adequate supply of healthy food, we must protect farm workers and encourage environmentally sound farming. We see environmental sustainability, economic viability, biodiversity, and social justice as inextricably linked. Therefore, the best way to ensure a just, sustainable future for farming is to create a reality where farmers feel supported and protected, and have the resources to thrive.” Rancho de Rodney Fresno, CA Rancho de Rodney is a disabled veteran business enterprise, growing herbs, vegetables, and fruits year round. We are moving towards non-profit status. RID-ALL Green Partnership Cleveland, OH | @ridallgreenpartnership “We have turned an empty and forgotten piece of land in Cleveland’s Kinsman Neighborhood into an urban farm where we grow produce to bring healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and train others on this work.” Rise and Root Farm New York, NY | @riseandrootfarm Strongly rooted in New York City and committed to engaging rural and urban communities through food and farming, their current and previous farming related affiliations include: Just Food, Farm School NYC, Ecostation:NY, Bushwick Campus Farm, Black Urban Growers, Crock and Jar, La Familia Verde Community Garden coalition, GrowNYC. R. Kelley Farms Sacramento, CA | @ScribnerRd R. Kelley Farms is a family owned farming venture, providing seasonal fresh and healthy vegetables for close to three decades. The Ron Finley Project Los Angeles, CA | @ronfinleyhq “Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food.” Root Life New Haven, CT | @root.life Root Life LLC Is An Eco-Friendly Business, Based Out Of New Haven, CT, That Offers Organic Produce, Live Plants, Organic Seeds, Vegan Skin & Hair Care, & Quality Environmental Services For People In The Local, As Well As Global, Community Looking To Efficiently Enhance Their Interactions With Their Natural Environments. Roots Rising Oakland, CA “Roots Rising is the seed of People’s Grocery and Center for Third World Organizing. It is a food and economic justice project in West Oakland, CA” The Rural Coalition Washington, DC | @ruralco Born of the civil rights and anti-poverty rural movements, Rural Coalition has worked for 40 years to assure that diverse organizations from all regions, ethnic and racial groups and genders have the opportunity to work in solidarity on the issues that affect us all. The foundation of this work is strong local, regional, and national organizations that work to assure the representation and involvement of every sector of this diverse fabric of rural peoples. The Russellville Urban Gardening Project Russellville, KY Create and develop horticulture opportunities for underserved youth populations. Stress the importance of beautification of neighborhoods thru plants, flowers, veggies and outdoor artistic projects.Teach students the importance of collective work and responsibility thru gardening and other horticulture activities. Sam Cobb Farms Desert Hot Springs, CA At Sam Cobb Farms we grow and sell fresh Medjool dates and six other varieties of dates and offer guided educational farm tours! Established in 2002, we are a family farm with ranches in central and eastern Riverside County (Sky Valley and Blythe). Our primary emphasis is getting our wonderful great tasting dates into the hands of those who will enjoy them most and sharing Sam’s love of farming with each tour guest! Sankofa Community Farm Philadelphia, PA | @sankofacommunityfarm The farm has an African focus for their work, strong local leadership guiding our vision, and renewed resources and partnerships to sustain youth development, community health, and food sovereignty. Sankofa Farms Durham, NC | @sankofafarms Sankofa Farms aims to uplift those most impacted by food insecurity! Sankofa Farms LLC is a multifaceted agricultural entity that seeks to assist changing the food intake habits of those living in and affected by food deserts. Currently our business offers dehydrated chips, incubated eggs, farm fresh eggs, farm goods, and a summer agricultural program. Within Durham and Orange County I have become aware of the income and food availability gap that exists within minority groups. The goal of Sankofa Farms is to create a sustainable food source for minorities in both rural and urban areas located in Durham and Orange County, North Carolina. Sankofa Village Community Garden Pittsburgh, PA | @group724841377689888 Sankofa Village Community Garden’s goal is to eradicate the Food Apartheid that exists within our communities. To rekindle the intergenerational atmosphere that has long been a touchstone of our communities. To engage and provide the community with the opportunity to benefit from food self-sufficiency, to provide place-based urban agriculture education, to enable the community access to food production and to provide opportunities for entrepreneurship. Scott Family Farms Fresno, CA Scott Family Farms is a family run organic produce distributor. Based in Fresno California, Scott Family Farms specializes in the the cultivation of Organic products. Scrapberry Farm Portland, OR | @scrapberryfarm Scrapberry Farm is a wee urban farm on the stolen lands of indigenous peoples in the place we now call Portland, Oregon. Scrapberry Farm is a project of love run by a queer black farmer named shiny and her helpful wife Chris. We are NoPo proud, anti-racist, and in love with our plant allies. We farm in collective with the farmers at Chalchi Farm and Flying Dogheart Farm. The best place to find my herbs and herb stuff is at Come Thru, the BIPOC market held 1st and 3rd Saturdays at the Oregon Food Bank. I also do my best to update on Instagram when I will be vending at other local fairs. The Seeding Power Fellowship Haverstraw, NY | @seedingpower “The Seeding Power Fellowship is an innovative 18-month, cohort-based food justice fellowship program for experienced leaders working across sectors to build equitable food systems. In its inaugural year it will accept applications from leaders in New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island.” The Seeds of Xanxadu Covina, CA | @theseedsofxanxadu At The Seeds of Xanxadu all of our produce is grown naturally meaning we never spray harmful pesticides or use soil depleting chemical fertilizers. In fact most of our produce is still living only moments before purchase. Our mission is to change the way food is viewed, by delivering the freshest nutrient rich produce we possibly can while teaching our local customers the benefits of growing their own food to better empower our community. Semente Farm Lithonia, GA | @sementefarm Semente Farm is small family farm located on land owned by the Peterson/Stephens Family – once cultivated by Claude Tedford Petersen, a master grower from the U.S. Virgin Islands. We grow produce, herbs and flowers using ecologically sustainable practices, ones that conserve resources, build rich soil, and promote a vibrant ecosystem. Shinnecock Hemp Southampton, NY | @shinnecock_hemp Shinnecock Hemp organically grows, cultivates, and creates healing body products with our “free spirit” hemp. Our mission is to bring back natural healing methods. Hemp helps to repair our soil by acting as a natural filtration system. We seek to resurrect the true healing properties of hemp, and provide high quality hemp/CBD topical body products for everyone. Shire Gate Farm Owensville, MO Nestled in the foot hills of Owensville, Missouri; Shire Gate has quickly become the industries highest standard of humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone free, natural grass-fed beef. Sky Island Farm Hoquiam, WA | @skyislandfarm We are a 15 acre vegetable, herb, fruit and flower farm! We grow intensively on 2 acres and sell through farmers markets, stores and to restaurants and our CSA! We grow everything using only organic, sustainable and regenerative methods. The environment is important to us so we do everything we can to keep it natural! Slak Market Farm Lexington, KY | @slakmarketfarm We consistently provide a healthy solution for the dietary needs of your family. By making it convenient for you to get this incredibly wholesome food on your table. It’s as simple as coming out on market days to get your products at hours that are more conducive to your busy family schedule. Located in Lexington! Slow Island Co Lihue, HI | gidaskitchen As we begin the slow process of rebranding Gida’s Kitchen, Slow Island Co. is a place for new delicious offerings and some of the same great products with more emphasis on doing good for our island home! Thanks for checking us out. Small Farm Outreach Program Petersburg, VA | @VsuCollegeOfAgriculture “The Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP), a part of Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University, educates and empowers small, limited-resource, socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers to own, operate and sustain farms and ranches independently with agricultural training programs that improve farm management skills and quality of life.” Smarter By Nature Tallahassee, FL | @smarterbynature Smarter by Nature LLC is an urban and rural farming business founded by Angelique Taylor and David “Kip” Ritchey. Their goal is to provide fresh produce and opportunities for economic sustainability through education, as well as restore the natural environment. Sogorea Te Land Trust Oakland, CA “The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship.” Soil Generation Philadelphia, PA | @healthyfoodsgreenspaces “Soil Generation is a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, individuals, and community-based organizations working to ensure people of color regain community control of land and food, to secure access to the resources necessary to determine how the land is used, address community health concerns, grow food and improve the environment.” Soilful City Washington, DC | @soilful “Soilful seeks to bring justice to communities and heal the sacred relationship between communities of African decent and Mother earth. Soilful views farming not only as a way to cultivate food and sovereignty for communities, but as a way to heal and rebuild our souls.” Sola Food Co-op Los Angeles, CA | @SoLAfoodcoop An emerging grocery store cooperative located in South Los Angeles. We aim to build an oasis of natural and organic food in South Los Angeles. Somali Bantu Community Association Lewiston, ME | @somalibantumaine Community-led non-profit empowering the Somali Bantu refugee community with their new lives in Maine. Soul Fire Farm Petersburg, NY | @soulfirefarm “Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. We raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, we work to reclaim our collective right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system. We bring diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice. We are training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.” Soul Flower Farm San Francisco, CA | @soulflowerfarm Soul Flower Farm is committed to aid in the generation of Social Equality through vocational empowerment and regenerative design. We make accessible environmental workshops, classes and skill shares to those who are regularly overlooked in the current state of society. With the goal to make freedom the new norm. This is a collective effort sponsored by Students, Community, Donors and Love, to reclaim our origins of land and community. Our approach is holistic, instilling our connection with the earth, the wisdom in the seed, nurturing of the sprout, maintenance of the crop, care for the harvest and mindfulness of tomorrow. Soul Food Sessions Charlotte, NC | @soulfoodsessionsclt “Soul Food Sessions – Inc. is a movement to acknowledge and support people of color in the culinary arts, restaurant and hospitality industries, and beverage services. We create innovative dining experiences with menus that reflect diverse specialties that include Southern foodways and other global gastronomies with an African twist. We endeavor to be a strong presence in the food community as well as an innovative one that provides excellent service and education to our supporters.” Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON) Atlanta, GA | @SAAFONGrows “Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON) is a nonprofit based in Atlanta, GA. We are a network of Black farmers in the Southeastern United States who are committed to culturally relevant, ancestrally guided, and ecologically sustainable agricultural-based living.” Southern Grassroots Economies Project New Market, TN “The Southern Grassroots Economies Project (SGEP) is building networks across the US South to promote and launch sustainable cooperative economies. Our work is inspired by the rich history of social justice struggle in the South and looks to the example of the worker-owned cooperatives of Mondragon, Spain and Emilia Ramagno, Italy for guidance.” Strength to Love II Baltimore, MD | @strengthtolovefarm Strength to Love II is a community based program in west Baltimore’s Sandtown- Winchester neighborhood that uses a 1.5 acre farm to offer employment to citizens returning to the community from incarceration. The farm also helps to address the food apartheid issue in and surrounding our neighborhood. As a program of the nonprofit Intersection of Change, we follow a mission statement that seeks to enrich the economic, social and spiritual lives of those dealing with poverty related issues in our community. Sundance Harvest Toronto, Ontario, Canada | @sundanceharvest Sundance Harvest is a food justice centered year round urban farm located in Toronto, Ontario. Sundance Harvest strives to provide resources, knowledge and guidance to start your own food and land sovereignty movements, create your own urban farming practice and to eradicate institutionalized racism within the food system. SWAG Cooperative (Southwest Atlanta Growers) Atlanta, GA | @swagcoopatl SWAG Coop is a registered Domestic nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Georgia in 2010 by West End farmers and community members, as a Cooperative Marketing Organization. SWAG Coop has worked to raise awareness and access to the wealth of resources available within the community that support health and increase food access. Swanson Family Farm Hampton, GA | @swansonfamilyfarm Swanson Family Farm is a 32 acre farm run by the Swanson family—Wayne, Charmaine, and their son Jekhi—that specializes in grass-fed and pasture-raised beef, lamb, goat and pork. We feature GA Pineywoods Cattle, hair sheep and heritage breeds of goats and hogs. Our aim is to provide the highest quality products raised the way God intended—on a pasture or in the woods. We do not feed commercial food or pump steroids or hormones into our animals.