How Farm to Table Buy Local Connects Regional Farms and Consumers
In its fourth year, the 5013c nonprofit supports and promotes the work of small urban and rural farms.
Pittsburgh is home to amazing individuals who started urban farms and community gardens in Black communities that are suffering from decades of food apartheid. These community leaders work in the Hill District, Homewood, Manchester, Beltzhoover, the West End, and other neighborhoods in the region.
Urban Farms distributed food before and during the pandemic and those efforts continue today. Families and seniors in Homewood and the Hill District received fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables, honey, eggs and cheeses – all delivered to their door.
Farm to Table Buy Local works with a number of Black-led organizations to continue the flow of fresh food to those who need it most. They include:
- Black Urban Gardners of Pittsburgh Food Co-op
- Feed the Hood
- MLK Community Garden
- Oasis Farm + Fishery
- Operation Better Block’s Jr. Green Corp.
- Out of the End Incorporated
- Peace + Friendship Farm
- Sankofa Village Community Farm + Garden
You’re invited to Sankofa Village Community Farm & Garden from 12 – 4 p.m. on July 9 for an Urban Farmers Brew Market & Fundraiser. Learn more and buy tickets.
Fundraising dollars support urban farm infrastructure projects such as solar power, irrigation, shade structures, washing stations, seeds, compost, and so much more. 100% of ticket sales and sponsorship dollars from the fundraiser will benefit the Homewood Food Access Working Group including Sankofa Village, Black Urban Gardeners of Pittsburgh Food Co-op (BUGS-FPC), Feed the Hood, Oasis Farm & Fishery, Operation Better Block’s Jr. Green Corp. If you can’t make it in person, you can donate directly to the fundraiser here.
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