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, 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

Back 2 the Land Produce (Moundville, AL) Darden Bridgeforth & Sons (Tanner, AL)

Arkansas

Mccrory Arkansas Webb’s Produce Farms And Market - Irish Potatoes and tomatoes

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)

Scott Family Farms (Fresno, CA)

Rancho de Rodney (Fresno, CA)

Farms to Grow, Inc. (Oakland, CA)

City Slicker Farms (Oakland, CA)

Raised Roots (Oakland, CA)

EcoVillage Farm Learning Center (Richmond, CA)

R Kelley Farms (Sacramento, 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)

Sweet Valley Farmstead (Fort Valley, GA)

Atlanta Harvest (Jonesboro, GA)

The Nation of Islam has 1600 acres of farmland in Brownwood GA. It’s called Muhammad Farms.

Illinois

Black Oaks farm in Illinois

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

Swan Lake Missionary Baptist Association (Jonestown, Mississippi)

Missouri

WILL WITHERSPOON, CEO OF SHIRE GATE FARM

Shire Gate Farm (Owensville, MO)

New Jersey

“AgVocate Farms” owned by mother & daughter team: Taliba Holliday & Tiana North in Bridgeton,

Free Haven Farms (Lawnside, NJ)

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)

Little Washington Group Goldsboro, NC

Ohio

Rid-All Green Partnership (Cleveland, OH)

Oregon

Black Futures Farm

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)

Rhode Island

Quaintly Farm in Providence

South Carolina

FRESH FUTURE FARMS/ ADAM CHANDLER PHOTOGRAPHY

Fresh Future Farm (North Charleston, SC)

Community Garden by Councilman Larry White (Conway, SC)

Williams Family Vineyard (Nesmith, SC)

Texas

We Over Me Farm (Dallas, TX)

Jacobs’ Family Farms (Dallas, TX)

Palm Center Farmers Market 5997 Beekman Rd Houston, Texas

Washington State

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