Your TRUSTED source for all things Black owned, Globally

Tag archive

farms

Couples, Inc. : Cee and Malcolm own a Hemp Farm in North Carolina

in All Posts/Black Love by
Hemp Farm

The 2018 US Farm Bill has now legalized commercial production of hemp. Hemp farmers across the country are now working to fit into a rapidly growing billion dollar industry. Green Heffa Farms is an industrial hemp farm dedicated to growing high-quality strands for a global market. We spoke to owners Clarenda “Cee” Stanley-Anderson and her husband, Malcolm Anderson Sr. to find…

Keep Reading

This Black Owned Farm is Changing the Narrative on Farming for Black Youth

in All Posts/Black Culture by
Black Owned Farm

The Freedom School is a Black owned, year-round vegetable farm managed by a core group of 37 children and their adult mentors. At New Light for New Life Church of God in West Fresno, the well-tended backyard yields a colorful fall crop—green and purple cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, and curly kale. A few stalks of okra…

Keep Reading

Farmers Market on Wheels Brings Fresh Produce to Brooklyn Food Deserts

in All Posts/Black Culture by
Brooklyn Food Deserts

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and The Campaign Against Hunger, joined by Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuels, presented on Wednesday the “Fresh Vibes Mobile Market,” a retrofitted RV that will bring affordable produce, cooking and nutrition workshops combined with social services to underserved Brooklyn neighborhoods.  The initiative kicked off at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in East Flatbush, a community facing…

Keep Reading

The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms & Food Gardens

in All Posts/Black Money by
black owned farms

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…

Keep Reading

A Black-Led Food Co-op Grows in Detroit

in All Posts/Black Culture by

Malik Yakini came to cooperative economics as a student at Eastern Michigan University in the mid-1970s when he started a food-buying club. “I wasn’t thinking of myself as a food activist,” he says, “I was thinking of myself as an activist in the black liberation movement.”He viewed controlling food retail and production as important aspects…

Keep Reading

Black Farmers Were Intentionally Sold Fake Seeds

in All Posts/Black Money by
black farmers

Black farmers are taking legal action after they say a seed company purposely sold them bad soy beans. The farmers think it’s racially motivated and an attempt to push black farmers out of business and out of the industry all together. “They were effectively duped,” said Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturists Association. The association…

Keep Reading

Go to Top