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46 BLACK OWNED FARMS AND GROCERY STORES TO SUPPORT (Part 4)

North Carolina

Warnersville Community Garden

Location: Greensboro, NC

Website: www.renaissancecoop.com

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The Community Garden is located at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1100 Curtis Street, Greensboro NC 27406 in the Warnersville community. Although on church property, this is not exclusively a church project – this is a community project – ownership and help from the community is welcomed and needed. To increase the availability and convenience of fresh, healthy foods and activities in the Warnersville Community, decreasing obesity and disease. (more info)

Renaissance Community Co-op

Location: Greensboro, NC

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Renaissance Community Co-op is a group of Northeast Greensboro residents and friends who have outlined a plan with the guidance of F4DC to open a cooperative grocery store in the old Bessemer Center. The vision is to create a community-driven full scale grocery store that meets the needs of the community.

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Healing Springs Farmacy

Location: Greensboro, NC

Website: www.healingspringsfarm.wix.com/heal

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We are a new farm dedicated to producing foods and classes that can enrich the life of people. We focus on essential oils, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. We also focus on natural products for the home, skin, hair, and body.  Our goal is to provide natural and sustainable products and services that are healthy and beneficial.

Ohio

Vineyards and BioCellar of Château Hough

Location: Cleveland, Oh

Websitewww.neighborhoodsolutionsinc.com

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The vineyard is comprised of 294 vines, set in 14 rows, 21 plants per row; half Frontenac, half Traminette, both cold-hardy varieties of winemaking grapes. The first harvest in 2013 produced a 2nd place award winning Triminette at the 2014 Geagua County Fair.

The master plan is to establish enough vineyards in Cleveland so that the ultimate goal of building an inner-city winery becomes a reality. However, even if the winery never comes to pass, the effort of rebuilding the community, and the new friends made in the process, has made the project very worthwhile. (more info)

Rid-All Green Partnership

Location: Cleveland, Oh

Websitewww.greennghetto.org

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Our mission is to transform communities, starting with 3 acres in Cleveland’s Kinsman Neighborhood, part of what’s known as the Forgotten Triangle.

We’ve reclaimed the land for growing fruits and vegetables, farming fish, creating soil from what others throw away and more. We’ve constructed two green houses, four hoop houses, a tepee, are adding an edible trail and a pond to add to our fish farming. (more info)

Pennsylvania

Mill Creek Farm

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Websitewww.millcreekurbanfarm.org

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Mill Creek Farm is an educational urban farm 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.

Founded in 2005, Mill Creek Farm cultivates and distributes fresh produce, hosts farm-based learning programs for people of all ages, and demonstrates ecological technologies and creative resource use to provide for basic needs.

In March of 2016 Mill Creek Farm kicks off its 11th growing season. Volunteers are welcome to drop in and lend a hand every Tuesday and Thursday between 10 am- 12 pm and everyone is welcome to come in and visit when the farm is open.

Mill Creek Farm is located at 49th and Brown Streets in West Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Urban Creators

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Websitewww.phillyurbancreators.org

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The Urban Creators was founded in North Central Philadelphia 2010 by a diverse group of young people, unified by a vision to organize across socially-constructed barriers in order to harvest people-power, economic resilience, and food justice in our neglected communities. We spent our first year organizing door to door in our neighborhood to gauge the interest and ideas shared by community members and stakeholders, and designing our theory of change. We spent our second year clearing away debris from a 2 acre plot of vacant land on the corner of 11th & Dakota street, and planting the first seeds of our movement to remediate the polluted soils of injustice in North Philly. Our third year saw the transformation this land into LIFE DO GROW; our urban farm, Community Resource and Innovation center, and our home.




Frankstown Rd. Giant Eagle

Location: Pittsburgh, PA (9001 Frankstown Road)

Websitewww.gianteagle.com/Stores/Store/?storeId=0697

Debbie Hickman is the independent owner of Giant Eagle Store #697 on Frankstown Avenue in the East Hills neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Debbie grew up nearby in the Larimer Avenue section where she developed her business acumen early on. As the third of six children, she had many odd jobs, shoveling snow during winter and selling candy and flower seeds during fall and spring. (more info)

Tennessee

Maxwell Brothers Produce

Location: Nashville, TN (4606 Nolensville Pike)

Washington, DC

Good Sense Farm

Location: Washington, DC

Websitewww.goodsensefarm.com

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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. (more info)

Three Part Harmony

Location: Washington, DC

Websitewww.threepartharmonyfarm.org

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Three Part Harmony Farm grows vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit on a two acre plot in DC. We are using sustainable practices, without chemical pesticides or herbicides. Grow with us.

We offer a community-supported agriculture program, a locally based economic model of agriculture and food distribution. It’s a relationship between the community and the farmer. Members pay in advance to pick up a share of the harvest throughout the growing season. Selling our produce before the season allows us to focus on the actual farm work. You gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing how and where your food is grown. (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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  1. As a white man, I am sickened by the breadth and depth of racism in America. It seems that one way to move towards racial equality is by using my resources — financial and social — to support businesses owned by blacks and people of other colors.
    Does anyone have a list of black-owned farms and retailers in the state of Washington I can support?

    I also want to point out how effectively many corporations responded to North Carolina’s trampling of citizens’ rights: they pulled out of current and future projects in that state. By boycotting, they’re making a difference (but there’s still a long way to go).
    Anyone have a list of businesses / stores / chains / commercial enterprises that are owned by and/or support the alt-right / white nationalist / hate-mongering populace that elected Trump? I would LOVE to hit these white haters where it hurts: their pocketbooks.

    Thanks.

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