Shop Black: Complete List Of African American Owned Grocery Stores & Farmers Markets

African American woman holding bell peppers and vegetables at supermarket

Many times, when we hear the words “buy black” some of think of little trinkets, music, maybe even restaurants, but what about grocery stores?  Some of the biggest players in helping getting rid of food deserts in the African American community are Black owned grocery stores.

So, this coming holiday season or whenever you do your grocery shopping, you may want to use some of these stores to recycle the Black dollar. Here’s a complete list by state:

Arizona

Tiger Mountain Foundation

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Website: www.tigermountainfoundation.org

We don’t just plant fruits and veggies, we cultivate better communities. Our mission is simple: To empower communities to better themselves from within.

In South Phoenix, and other challenged communities where we work, there are high rates of incarceration, poor health choices and a low ranking education system.

So how do we combat these challenges? Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).

That just means we don’t give a hand out, we give the community a hand up.

California

African American Farmers of California demo farm

Location: Fresno, CA

Website: www.aamnivore.com

African American Farmers of California was founded in (year) in (location), under the direction of President Will Scott. AAFC aims to support African-American farmers, gardeners, and more through education, resources, and collaboration. Projects, aims, goals, history.

Farms to Grow, Inc.

Location: Oakland, CA

Website: www.farmstogrow.com

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.

People’s Grocery

Location: Oakland, CA

Website: www.peoplesgrocery.org

People’s Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in our community that stem from a lack of access to and knowledge about healthy, fresh foods.

City Slicker Farms

Location: Oakland, CA

Website: www.cityslickerfarms.org

The mission of City Slicker Farms is to empower West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for healthy fresh food, free of chemicals, for themselves and their families by creating high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens.

Rkelley Farms

Location: Sacramento, CA

Website: www.rkelleyfarms.com

For over 45 years, Ron Kelley has had a finger in farming. He’s has worked as an agricultural production consultant, which is just a fancy term for plant doctor for farmers. What started out as a hobby a few years ago has now turned into a 25-acre U-pick farm called R. Kelley Farms.
“We grow black-eyed peas, purple hull peas, crowder peas, spreckled butterbeans and also green beans and another variety called cranberry peas, and much more” Ron said.