In the Spring of 2015, a group of friends met Dr. Gail Myers a cultural anthropologist doing a documentary on Black Farmers in America. We learned that the average age of a Black farmer was 60 and that more and more Black families were selling their land or leasing it and not farming at all.
Dr. Myers introduced us to a Black farmer his 80's with 219 acres who badly needed help to keep his property going. A team of us met this charming man, put on an event for Dr. Myers to help get the word out about her documentary and formed an Association to bring Black farmers together.
We were blessed to be able to lease some land owned by a Black female rancher in French Camp and our farm was born.
WHAT INSPIRED US TO GROW OUR OWN FOOD