Our mission is to generate a return on our members investment through patronage and equity retirement, providing knowledge, infrastructure, resources to enhance our members/farmers profitability.
Below is a list of African American farmers throughout the United States who need our support. If you know of any that are not listed, please send a message through the site so that I can add it.
Boxcar Grocer-Box car grocer provides foods and goods for urban consumers seeking convenient retail access to quality products.
Patchwork City Farms- Patchwork City Farms (PCF) is a family owned urban farm located in the South West of Atlanta in the Historic West End Neighborhood. Patchwork City Farm's (PCF) mission is to work with local landholders, public and private, to create a sustainable, naturally grown local food system.
Swanson Family Farms- We try our best to let animals live as God designed them. Our cows eat a salad of grasses, our chickens eat bugs, lizards and grass, our goats roam the property eating weeds. Our hogs are raised on pasture and in the woods. We partner with farmers that believe in and raise their animals in the same fashion.
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture- Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Inc. (TLW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Atlanta. TLW uses quality local food production to connect people to their food and the land, creating better communities through education, economic development and environmental improvement.
Burnell Farms- Burnell Farms is located in Hart County, Royston, Georgia, Tammy Jo and Bill Burnell relocated to Georgia, after they lost their home and all of their possessions in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa flood of 2008.
"We started out with just $48 in seeds and a little over $1,000 in cash and set off for Georgia. We had located property online through Georgia Organics another organization that has been a huge asset to Burnell Farms. We were so excited to have the opportunity to rebuild our lives.
At Metro Atlanta Urban Farm we believe 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.
The farm began in the city in the spring of 2008, in the Belair-Edison neighborhood in our backyard, a City Farms plot and six vacant lots across the street from our house. We quickly expanded to other vacant lots and private yards across the city.
The farm is operated by Will Scott Jr. and his family, and like many of the Scotts who came before him, Will got his start working in the fields from an early age. Will Scott Jr. is a California transplant, whose family moved to California from Oklahoma in 1952, when Scott was a teenager.
His grandfather was a sharecropper, and his father picked grapes and cotton in California's Central Valley.
This concept, along with the participation of the #familyhood, we believe can be a model for development, especially in food insecure communities.
Our programs are an immediate solution to West Oakland’s lack of real choice for fresh, affordable, healthy food. Our programs also have a long-term sustainable impact, changing underutilized urban landscapes into ones that provide healthy, affordable food and improve the environment for generations to come.
City Slicker Farms organizes low-income communities to achieve equal access to fresh, healthy, organic food through the following programs:
Healthy Food Hub - Provides affordable eating through collective buying. If healthy food is to be our medicine, a cornerstone to health, there can be no compromises. Rising fuel , operating and agricultural costs have continued to make access to natural, whole, healthy foods more challenging.
Trinity United Church of Christ Farmers Market (Summer)- Saturdays through October 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., rain or shine! South parking lot of Trinity United Church of Christ (95th and Eggleston) Trinity UCC’s Farmers Market promotes easy access to fresh produce, health and fitness activities and supports the growth of local black-owned farms, vendors, and businesses.”We accept cash, debit/credit, LINK, and Farmers Market coupons.
Bring your shopping bags!If you or your ministry would like to volunteer or for more information, contact Deacon Rose Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-966-1500 Mailbox 2385.
Your Bountiful Harvest Family Farm - Your Bountiful Harvest began with a mission to teach people how to feed themselves. We do this by providing the necessary tools (seedlings), skills (consultation) and education (hands-on farmer training) to become successful at gardening and farming. We understand that you can't learn everything overnight but we can point you in the right direction.
I've enjoyed providing food for my family, us learning together how to maximize our growing space, and watching my backyard transform into an urban farm. Now after years of growing a successful organic garden and completing a sustainable urban agriculture program, I want to extend that knowledge to you!
Growingpower.org - Growing Power’s Chicago Projects Office officially opened in February of 2002 to manage resource development and the technical assistance needed to assist emerging Community Food Centers and urban and small farm projects in the metropolitan Chicago area.
The Chicago office has established projects that have received national recognition and exemplify the mission of the organization. In Chicago, we are currently farming over 12 acres of land within the city!
Chateau Hough Vineyard - Uses innovative 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.
Help others to discover the keys that open doors to another way of living. Think of giving as an investment in the future, the future of the community.
Rid-All Green Partnership - The Rid-All Green Partnership is the dream of three childhood friends who grew up together in Cleveland’s Lee-Miles neighborhood. Meet co-founders Damien Forshe, Keymah Durden, and Randy McShepard.
They 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.
Community Farming Alliance - Farmers and Market Gardeners coming together to build a cooperative network in DC. Food Justice, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Racial and Gender Justice.
Good Sense Farm - Good Sense Farm (est. 2013) provides local delicacies and an empowering learning environment for urban foodies from all walks of life. Good Sense Farm was created to fill a need for creative commercial food enterprises in the city. We grow gourmet mushrooms and raise healthy bee colonies that produce the finest local honey and hive products. As we are able, we offer tours, workshops, consulting and long-term learning opportunities from our accessible and inviting locations in Washington, DC.
Three Part Harmony - Three Part Harmony Farm is part of a community that grows, sells and eats healthy food. Urban Farming in Washington, DC contributes to food security and food safety by increasing the amount of fresh vegetables and fruits available to people in DC. Local food production through urban farming saves energy and promotes food sovereigntyby taking a step towards breaking the dependence on a fragile and increasingly unwieldy global food system.
Three Part Harmony Farm is growing a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers using organic production techniques.
Our products are grown for everyday people who care about providing healthy food for their families. The farm is an integral part of a vibrant multinational, multicultural city and has a strong long-term presence in the community. We collaborate with small start-ups and nonprofits that share a broader vision of self-sustaining, cooperatively run projects and engage the community around the environment, food, and health while utilizing vacant plots and creating local jobs.
Black Urban Growers - Black Urban Growers (BUGS) is an organization of volunteers 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.
Afrika Town Community Garden - An urban haven in West Oakland, Afrika Town at Qilombo empowers community members via food sustainability, justice, self-defense training and self-care.
Farms to Grow, Inc. - is a 501(c)(3) non profit 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.
Farms To Grow, Inc. aims to increase the capacity of underserved farmers to keep their farm operations and establish farming as a viable career for future generations. Underserved farmers may include Native American, Hispanic, other minority groups, women, the physically challenged and limited access organic farmers.
Our mission is to assist African American farmers and other under-served farmers/gardeners maintain and create sustainable farms and spaces to grow food and motivate the next generation of farmers to grow sustainably and with community in mind.
People’s Grocery - People’s Grocery operates at the intersection of public health, economic development, and food systems. Our mission is to improve the health and local economy of West Oakland through investing in the local food system.
Using West Oakland as a model of leadership development, micro-enterprise creation and health project development, we aim to support and develop a thriving network of like-minded change-agents in cities across the nation.
Since 2003 we have pursued positive community change and addressed social determinants of health through food to ensure that community self-determination plays a primary role in revitalizing historically underinvested neighborhoods.
Phat Beets Produce -Phat Beets Produce aims to create a healthier, more equitable food system in North Oakland 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 of farm stands, farmers’ markets, and urban youth market gardens.
D-TownFarm - In June 2008, they acquired use of a two acre site, (that’s grown to 8 acres), in the City of Detroit’s Meyers’ Tree Nursery in Rouge Park, (West Outer Drive between Plymouth Rd. & West Chicago Blvd.), as the long-term home for D-Town Farm.
This acquisition was the result of two years of meetings and negotiations with the Detroit City Council, and the City’s Planning, General Services and Recreation Departments. We were able to get a license agreement to use the site for $1 annually for ten years.
We continued to build on the template that we had developed over the previous two years for bed preparation, planting, pest management, watering, work schedules, daily crew leaders, and harvesting.
Our Vision is to recruit Black Farmers throughout the state of Florida and offer a support system and marketing tools for international trade and strategic partnerships.
From the newly freed slaves of 1863 to today’s black farmers, African-Americans have fought to acquire and maintain land, and have encountered crippling obstacles along the way.
The Ron Finley Project - Ron is realizing his vision for community gardening and rejuvenation. Let’s grow this seed of urban guerilla gardening into a school of nourishment and change. Help spread his dream of edible gardens, one city at a time.
It’s time for Americans to learn to transform food deserts to food forests. Help them learn to regenerate their lands into creative business models. Let’s make Ron’s philosophy mushroom across the country, and the world.
Sola Food Co-op - The SoLA Food Co-op is in the beginning phases of forming itself into a viable cooperatively organized business. It’s goal is to create a source for natural, organic, non-GMO food in South Los Angeles.
South Central Farmers’ Cooperative - The South Central Farmers’ Cooperative (SCFC) is a grassroots economic development of the South Central Farmers’ Health and Education Fund, a 501c(3) public benefit organization, that is committed to engaging and empowering community members around attaining food sovereignty and access to high quality organic produce
Community Services Unlimited - Community Services Unlimited Inc. (CSU), is a 501c3 established in 1977 and head quartered in South Central Los Angeles. Since then it has created community programs and organizing campaigns like the early Safe Seniors to the more recent Free Medical Screening Program and the most recent From the Ground Up.
The site, once a neighborhood garbage dump, was transformed into an urban oasis that has served several hundred people since its creation. The farm has become a community gathering space and a classroom to teach neighborhood youth about food growing and community service.
East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.
Warnersville Community Garden is located at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1100 Curtis Street, 27406.
To increase the availability and convenience of fresh, healthy foods and activities in the Warnersville Community, decreasing obesity and disease.
The Philadelphia Urban Creators - The Urban Creators is a youth and community driven organization that inspires inner-city neighborhoods to transform neglected landscapes into food hubs, social enterprises, and models of urban sustainability. We are change makers; story-tellers, urban farmers, dot connecters, movement builders, and innovators, cultivating knowledge, skills, and local resources to take the health of our communities into our own hands. We engage diverse networks in neighborhood revitalization efforts that build self-sufficiency and pioneer grass-roots economic development, while igniting a unified generation of passionate change agents, social entrepreneurs, and urban creators.
Mill Creek Farm - Mill Creek Farm is an educational urban farm located in West Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community and environment, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.