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The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms & Food Gardens


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 of discrimination against Black farmers by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).”


It goes on to state that “The unequal administration of government farm support programs, crucial to protecting farmers from an inherently risky enterprise, has had a profound impact on rural communities of color.”


It is clear that that Black farmers need help now more than ever. We also need fresh produce they provide. Here is a list of Black owned farms and food gardens that you can support.


Black Owned Farms


Alabama



DARDEN BRIDGEFORTH & SONS FARMS/ CREDIT: NEWS COURIER







Darden Bridgeforth & Sons (Tanner, AL)


Arizona


Tiger Mountain Foundation (Phoenix, AZ)


California



WILL SCOTT OF SCOTT FAMILY FARMS/ CREDIT: AP PHOTO/GOSIA WOZNIACKA








African American Farmers of California demo farm (Fresno, CA)


Farms to Grow, Inc. (Oakland, CA)


City Slicker Farms ( Oakland, CA)


Scott Family Farms (Fresno, CA)


Rancho de Rodney (Fresno, CA)


The DMV Area (DC, MD, VA)



SOILFUL CITY/FACEBOOK








Good Sense Farm (Washington, DC)


Three Part Harmony (Washington, DC)


Soilful City (Washington, DC)


Sylvanaqua Farms (Washington, DC/Norfolk,VA)


The Bladensburg Farm (Riverdale, MD)


Tha Flower Factory (Baltimore, MD)


Haynie Farms (Reedville, VA)


Florida


Harvest Blessing Garden (Jacksonville, FL)


Georgia



THE METRO ATLANTA URBAN FARM /FACEBOOK







Swanson Family Farm (Hampton, GA)


Southeastern African-American Farmers Organic Network (Atlanta, GA)


The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (Royston, GA)


Semente Farm (Lithonia, GA)


Patchwork City Farms (Atlanta, GA)


Kentucky


The Russellville Urban Gardening Project (Russellville KY)


Barbour Farm (Canmer, KY)


Louisiana



HARPER ARMSTRONG, OWNER OF ARMSTRONG FARMS/ FACEBOOK






Armstrong Farms (Bastrop, LA)


Michigan


D-TownFarm (Detroit, MI)


Missouri



WILL WITHERSPOON, CEO OF SHIRE GATE FARM





Shire Gate Farm (Owensville, MO)


New York




KAREN WASHINGTON, CO-OWNER OF RISE & ROOT FARM./ TWITTER








Rise & Root Farm (Chester, NY)


East New York Farms (Brooklyn, NY)


Brooklyn Rescue Mission Urban Harvest (Brooklyn, NY)


Soul Fire Farm (Petersburg, NY)


North Carolina



SAVAGE FARM/CREDIT: BLACK FAMILY LAND TRUST





Abanitu Farm (Roxboro, NC)


First Fruits Farm (Louisburg, NC)


Pine Knot Farms (Hillsborough, NC)


Savage Farms (Durham, NC)


Mother’s Finest Urban Farms (Winston Salem, NC)


Ohio


Rid-All Green Partnership (Cleveland, OH)


Oregon


Mudbone Grown (Portland, OR)


Rainshadow Organics (Sisters, OR)


Pennsylvania




THE PHILADELPHIA URBAN CREATORS /FACEBOOK




Mill Creek Farm (Philadelphia, PA)


The Philadelphia Urban Creators (Philadelphia, PA)


South Carolina



FRESH FUTURE FARMS/ ADAM CHANDLER PHOTOGRAPHY






Fresh Future Farm (North Charleston, SC)


Texas


We Over Me Farm (Dallas, TX)


Jacobs’ Family Farms (Dallas, TX)


Washington State



CLEAN GREENS FARMS/ CAMILLE DOHRN





Sky Island Farm (Humptulips, WA)


Clean Greens (Seattle,WA)


International


Mwanaka Fresh Farm Foods (London)


(Feature Image: Adam Chandler Photography)


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