Built by Farmers for the Communities They Serve
Mission: Create a Sustainable, Equitable, and Affordable Food System for Farmers to Food Desert Communities
Provide fresh honest organic produce to community members
Support Local Black Farmers through direct wholesale produce purchase
Educate community members on growing and eating locally
Create Jobs & Micro businesses within the neighborhood
Consumer of honest organic products from in and around their zip code
Current producers of high quality honest organic produce. Harvested directly for the Black Farmer Box
Community members who participate in the Black Farmer Growers program.
Our First Community of Focus
Sunnyside is a historically Black neighborhood in south Houston, set up for Black people in 1912 by a white councilman as the other segregated neighborhoods in the city center grew crowded. The city of Houston didn’t annex it until 1956. In the 1960s, Sunnyside had so many Black-owned businesses that residents called a stretch of Cullen Boulevard “Black Wall Street.” By the end of the 1980s, most of the businesses had shuttered.
Leaving the neighborhood to become a desert economically
What's Growing in Sunnyside