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The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms & Food Gardens

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Black owned farms make up less than 2 percent of all farms in the United States.

According to a recent report, Black farmers lost 80 percent of their farmland from 1910 to 2007, often because they lacked access to loans or insurance needed to sustain their businesses.

The report mentions the “long and well-documented history of discrimination against Black farmers by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).”

It goes on to state that “The unequal administration of government farm support programs, crucial to protecting farmers from an inherently risky enterprise, has had a profound impact on rural communities of color.”

It is clear that that Black farmers need help now more than ever. We also need fresh produce they provide. Here is  a list of Black owned farms and food gardens that you can support.

Black Owned Farms

Alabama

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Darden Bridgeforth & Sons Farms/ Credit: News Courier

Darden Bridgeforth & Sons (Tanner, AL)

Arizona

Tiger Mountain Foundation (Phoenix, AZ)

California

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Will Scott of Scott Family Farms/ Credit: AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka

African American Farmers of California demo farm (Fresno, CA)

Farms to Grow, Inc. (Oakland, CA)

City Slicker Farms ( Oakland, CA)

Scott Family Farms (Fresno, CA)

Rancho de Rodney (Fresno, CA)

The DMV Area (DC, MD, VA)

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Soilful City/Facebook

Good Sense Farm (Washington, DC)

Three Part Harmony (Washington, DC)

Soilful City (Washington, DC)

Sylvanaqua Farms (Washington, DC/Norfolk,VA)

The Bladensburg Farm (Riverdale, MD)

Tha Flower Factory  (Baltimore, MD)

Haynie Farms (Reedville, VA)

Florida

Harvest Blessing Garden (Jacksonville, FL)

Georgia

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The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm /Facebook

Swanson Family Farm (Hampton, GA)

Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (Atlanta, GA)

The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (Royston, GA)

Semente Farm (Lithonia, GA)

Patchwork City Farms (Atlanta, GA)

Kentucky

The Russellville Urban Gardening Project (Russellville KY)

Barbour Farm (Canmer, KY)

Louisiana

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Harper Armstrong, owner of Armstrong Farms/ Facebook

Armstrong Farms (Bastrop, LA)

Michigan

D-TownFarm (Detroit, MI)

Missouri

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Will Witherspoon, CEO of Shire Gate Farm

Shire Gate Farm (Owensville, MO)

New York

Karen Washington, Co-Owner of Rise & Root Farm./ Twitter

Rise & Root Farm (Chester, NY)

East New York Farms (Brooklyn, NY)

Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest (Brooklyn, NY)

Soul Fire Farm (Petersburg, NY)

North Carolina

Savage Farm/Credit: Black Family Land Trust

Abanitu Farm (Roxboro, NC)

First Fruits Farm (Louisburg, NC)

Pine Knot Farms (Hillsborough, NC)

Savage Farms (Durham, NC)

Mother’s Finest Urban Farms (Winston Salem, NC)

Ohio

Rid-All Green Partnership (Cleveland, OH)

Oregon

Mudbone Grown (Portland, OR)

Rainshadow Organics (Sisters, OR)

Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Urban Creators /Facebook

Mill Creek Farm (Philadelphia, PA)

The Philadelphia Urban Creators (Philadelphia, PA)

South Carolina

Fresh Future Farms/ Adam Chandler Photography

Fresh Future Farm (North Charleston, SC)

Texas

We Over Me Farm (Dallas, TX)

Jacobs’ Family Farms (Dallas, TX)

Washington State

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Clean Greens Farms/ Camille Dohrn

Sky Island Farm (Humptulips, WA)

Clean Greens (Seattle,WA)

International

Mwanaka Fresh Farm Foods (London)

 

 

-Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson (IG@thebusyafrican)

(Feature Image: Adam Chandler Photography)

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23 Comments

  1. You are forgetting Mccrory Arkansas Webb’s Produce Farms And Market LLC. I’m the first African American Certified Produce Farmer in MY county (Woodruff County) I farm 77 acres. My main crop is Irish Potatoes and tomatoes.

  2. Should change the title to “A list”… I have worked over 20 locations from homesteads to urban to orchards to commercial to nursery and none of those are mentioned. What qualified a farmer to be on this “ultimate” list?

    • Hello. This is the largest and most up to date list available publicly thus far. We’re glad that you know many more Black owned locations and would be more than happy to add them.

  3. The Nation of Islam has a 1,600 acre farm in Georgia and another farm in Michigan. Both supply food throughout the country on a consistent basis.

  4. In the International section it would have been nice to see the UK’s most successful black farmer Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones. He owns the farm and brand The Black Farmer and sells in most major supermarkets across the country.

  5. Vertical Life Farms should be added to the list of Black Owned Farms in Dallas…
    Vertical Life Farms

    3014 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
    (844) 388-3276 https://g.co/kgs/k2GPA9

    Unless there is some other Black Owned Farm under the name “Jacob’s Family Farm”, the link for Jacob’s Family farm in this article is a white owned farm in Illinois.

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