The Mississippi Street Farm Stand Market is a food, health and economic justice project.
Each week throughout spring and summer, we bring fresh produce, organically farmed along with tips for healthy living, plus exercise demonstrations, recipe sampling and so much more. We support local farmers of color who have too long been left out of the business of agriculture.
I will use the money to buy 10 x 10 pop up tents, fold up tables and equipment that will allow vendors who are just starting up to participate. Thus far, it has been a labor of love. Although I have encouraged vendors to pay to participate and to bring a tent and table, new farmers often do not have the means to do so. Each week, for the last 6 weeks, I have trucked borrowed equipment over and expended a lot of time and energy.
Fondos becados por Portland, OR (November 2019)