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46 BLACK FARMS AND GROCERY STORES TO SUPPORT (Part 2)

Georgia

Patchwork City Farms

Location: Atlanta, GA

WebsitePatchwork City Farms

Facebook  

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. Our farm plots are Certified Naturally Grown and we are committed to growing produce that is safe and nutritious. We do not use unsafe chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We love nature and enjoy growing fresh vegetables for our community. That is why we are dedicated to practicing sustainable agriculture. Currently, we grow vegetables, herbs and flowers. Our seasonal veggies are sold through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and local farmers markets. With your support, we can continue to grow. We welcome you to join our family

Swanson Family Farm

Location: Hampton, GA

Websitewww.swansonfamilyfarmllc.com

Facebook  | Twitter

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.

Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network

Location: Atlanta, GA

Websitewww.saafon.org

Facebook 

On July 6, 2006 farmers representing 15 African American farmers from Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama gathered in Savannah, Georgia for an intensive three-day organic certification workshop. The workshop was a collaborative effort spearheaded by Cynthia Hayes and Dr. Owusu Bandele, professor at the Southern University Agricultural Center. Both shared a strong commitment to increase the number of certified organic African American farmers in the South. (more info)

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Burnell Farms

Location: Royston, GA

Websitewww.burnellfarms.com

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 had always dreamed of farming someday, and it seemed like no better time as we literally had nothing to lose.”

“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.

(more info)

The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm

Location: Royston, GA

Websitewww.themetroatlantaurbanfarm.com

The Mission of The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm is to reduce barriers to Metro Atlanta healthy living in urban communities by encouraging, promoting and supporting health education and sustainable high-quality low-cost agricultural production through gardening and farming training. (more info)

Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Ag

Location: East Point, Atlanta, & Fayetteville, GA

Websitewww.trulylivingwell.com/contact/

Truly Living Well grows better communities by connecting people with the land through education, training, and demonstration of economic success in natural urban agriculture. TLW continues to be a nationally recognized leader in natural urban agriculture. We demonstrate sustainable and economically viable solutions for helping people to eat and live better. (more info)

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Illinois

Your Bountiful Harvest Family Farm

Location: Chicago, IL

Websitewww.yourbountifulharvest.wix.com

Facebook  | Instagram | Twitter

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. (more info)

Growing Power

Location: Chicago, IL

Websitewww.growingpower.org

Facebook 

Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people.

Louisiana

Circle Foods

Location: New Orleans, LA

Websitewww.circlefoodsnola.com

Facebook

Incorporated in 1938, we’ve operated as the first African-American owned full service grocery store in New Orleans for 77 years. Affectionately known as “Circle” to our area residents, we’ve welcomed generations of customers as community hub in New Orleans – providing groceries, prepared food, and services such as a pharmacy, a doctor, a dentist, a chiropractor, check cashing and banking, and a place to buy school uniforms. (more info)

Save-A-Lot Store 45063

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

The store’s owner, Tyrone Legette is a former NFL corner back who used to play for the New Orleans Saints. The store is located in the Brookwood Village Shopping Center. at 12250 Plank Rd. in what is known as the Brownsfield area of North Baton Rouge Louisiana. (more info)

Any Black Owned farms or grocery stores not on the list? Share their info in the comments below and we’ll update the list and let the people know! Share this list with your friends and family! Lets not let anymore of these places go out of business.

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anonymous July 19, 2016 at 6:21 am

Simply Wholesome is in LA not Oakland as published.




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Cynthia Schley July 23, 2016 at 9:40 am

Cynthia a piece of God in the city of Winston-Salem N.C. ( garden fresh home grown)




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Wayne Swanson August 24, 2016 at 9:16 am

Thank you for adding us. You have another farms FB paged under our name. Please help me correct this issue 404.358.8132




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Gail McGee ( Please Contact Bro. Hakima) September 4, 2016 at 10:19 am

Please contact “Us Lifting Us” (ULU)
Great info in cooperative economics
(For Us, By Us)..




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Keisha Cameron March 22, 2018 at 8:17 am

High Hog Farm is a black owned and operated family farm, located in Grayson, Georgia. Would love to be added to the list! Please contact us for more information or visit our website.




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Willie preatto May 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm

I live in villa Rica Ga but can not find a BLACK owned supermarket




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