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46 BLACK OWNED FARMS AND GROCERY STORES TO SUPPORT

Black Owned farms and grocery stores are closing around this country at an alarming rate. We have to make a better effort to support the remaining few and build new ones. Please check this list for Black Owned farms and grocery stores in your area and start supporting, if you aren’t already. 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. 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BLACK FARMERS & GROCERS!

Arizona

Tiger Mountain Foundation

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Websitewww.tigermountainfoundation.org

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We don’t just plant fruits and veggies, we cultivate better communities. Our mission is simple: To empower communities to better themselves from within.

In South Phoenix, and other challenged communities where we work, there are high rates of incarceration, poor health choices and a low ranking education system.

So how do we combat these challenges? Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).

That just means we don’t give a hand out, we give the community a hand up.

California

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

Location2175 W Rosecrans Ave, Compton, CA 90222

Websitegroceryoutlet.com

Discount chain carrying brand-name groceries, plus items like gifts & toys (many sell beer & wine).

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Farms to Grow, Inc.

Location: Oakland, CA

Websitewww.farmstogrow.com

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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. (more info)

People’s Grocery

Location: Oakland, CA

Websitewww.peoplesgrocery.org

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People’s Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in our community that stem from a lack of access to and knowledge about healthy, fresh foods.

City Slicker Farms

Location: Oakland, CA

Websitewww.cityslickerfarms.org

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The mission of City Slicker Farms is to empower West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for healthy fresh food, free of chemicals, for themselves and their families by creating high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens.

Rkelleyfarms

Location: Sacramento, CA

Websitewww.rkelleyfarms.com

For over 45 years, Ron Kelley has had a finger in farming. He’s has worked as an agricultural production consultant, which is just a fancy term for plant doctor for farmers.  What started out as a hobby a few years ago has now turned into a 25-acre U-pick farm called R. Kelley Farms.
“We grow black-eyed peas, purple hull peas, crowder peas, spreckled butterbeans and also green beans and another variety called cranberry peas, and much more” Ron said.

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Scott Family Farms

Location: Fresno, CA

Websitewww.scottfamilyfarms.net

Scott Family Farms is a family run organic produce distributor. Based in Fresno California, Scott Family Farms is a 2nd and 3rd generation family run farm. 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. (more info)

Rancho de Rodney

Location: Fresno, CA

Websitewww.localharvest.org/rancho-de-rodney-M65467

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Rancho de Rodney is a disabled veteran business enterprise, growing herbs, vegetables, and fruits year round, certified organic by CCOF since 7/2014.

Rancho de Rodney is run by Rodney Wells and his wife Sherril. Rodney spent 30 years on active duty with the US Navy, 15 of those on submarines, retiring as Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat. A Kansas native who grew up in Compton, California, Rodney graduated magna cum laude with an A.S. in mechanized agriculture from Reedley College. Sherril is also a Kansas native, and an adventurous cook. (more info)

Simply Wholesome

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Websitewww.simplywholesome.com

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Simply Wholesome is dedicated to providing the proper resources to living a healthy lifestyle. We believe in promoting and celebrating our cultural diversity, combined with exceptional customer service in a warm and comfortable setting.

Our motto focuses on “keeping you looking good and feeling good.” Simply Wholesome commits to serving you best. We believe that our business is the

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Afrikatown Community Garden

Location: Oakland, CA

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An urban haven in West Oakland, Afrika Town at Qilombo empowers community members via food sustainability, justice, self-defense training and self-care.

Phat Beets Produce

Location: Oakland, CA

Websitewww.phatbeetsproduce.org

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Phat Beets Produce is a food justice collective. The collective was started in North Oakland in 2007 as a guerrilla produce stand in a North Oakland park. We now support two certified, clinic-based farmer’s markets, one youth-led school farm stand and community nutrition hub, and a youth market garden in partnership with a local hospital obesity prevention program. As a collective, we strive to support social businesses, small-scale farmers, and farmers of color.

Sola Food Co-op

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Websitewww.solafoodcoop.com

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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.

As a co-op, we are much more than just another natural foods store—we’re actually owned by our local community. Unlike the national chain stores, we exist to serve you, our owners—not a distant corporate board.

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. I live in Mississippi an I applied for a small business minority loan to open a bakery in my home town. The loan was only for 10,000.00 an they want me to put up my house. I thought by going through this minority loan would give me a low interest rate for my start up business. I have a very good credit score an bake the best cakes and cookies around.

  2. Thank for organizing this group and sharing the information about Black owned Farms and businesses. We are a Georgia Certified Organic Black Owned Farm.
    3rd generation farmers. Interested in networking with other organic farmers. We need to save and share non GMO seeds.
    Georgia Grown!

  3. Can you please add SÜPRMARKT to Los Angeles?

    SÜPRMARKT is a 100% Organic grocery which pops up in areas with limited food access, makes it easy and affordable to eat organically, and accepts EBT. They carry fruits, vegetables, nuts, and coconut oil as well.

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