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  • Did You Know?

    Even though African American farmers have thousands of years of agricultural wisdom and culture, African American farmer only makes an average of $1000 a year. 


    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.

    Our mission is to assist African American farmers and other under-served farmers/gardeners maintain and create sustainable farms and spaces to grow food and motivate the next generation of farmers to grow sustainably and with community in mind.

    Co-founded by Dr. Gail P. Myers and Gordon Reed

    Get Involved!

    Contact us for volunteer opportunities. Join us at our Freedom Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 10 am-3 pm at 5316 Telegraph Ave in Oakland to meet some of our famers and get fresh, delicious food!

  • We are putting together a 4-hour strategy hack-day to promote the Freedom Farmers' Market season opening. If you are looking to use your skills to bring healthy food and community to the Bay Area, join and co-create with us! Freedom Farmers' Market is more than just a market. It is a gathering place to connect and build community in Oakland. Activities like poetry, pea shelling, watermelon eating contest, cooking classes, nutrition workshops, chess, dancing and card games create a cultural experience that brings everyone together. The market opens every year from June to November on Saturdays, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, rain or shine.

    WHO: Looking for brand strategists, marketers, graphic designers, and techies who can help us make our process more efficient
    WHEN: 1 pm to 5 pm, Sunday, 16th, 23rd or April 9th (if needed as the last option) We will select the date that most people are available.
    WHERE: Farms to Grow, Inc office in Alameda
    WHAT: The launch of the 2017 Freedom Farmers' Market season opening in Oakland.

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