This Fall 2021, Food for the Spirit is recruiting five Black farmers in the Genesee Valley Region to develop a collective marketing campaign for their farms and farm products.
We want to let the world know about the beautiful work Black farmers are doing in this region and connect the farmers with new values aligned markets and consumers for greater prosperity!
Why collective marketing?
Throughout history, marginalized people have found power in coming together in collective action. This means sharing resources and knowledge, amplifying each other’s work, and finding what we have in common in a world that makes us feel apart.
Why the Genesee Valley Region?
First, big thanks to the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets who are supporting this project. Second, we want to make sure the work Black farmers are doing in this part of New York State is seen, recognized, and connected to resources.
Is this for me?
You are eligible to participate if you identify as Black (from African American ancestry) and either farm or sell your products within any of these nine counties of the Genesee Valley Region: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.
How can I get involved?
Contact Emilie Miyauchi at emilie (@) foodforthespirit.org for more information and to get involved.
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