Clientele Membership Club & Community Supported Agriculture
The idea of Community Support Agriculture is actually rooted in our black history. Although CSA's have been credited to adopting European and Japanese models, there was a man from the south, Alabama to be specific, by the name of Dr. Booker T. Whatley who was the originator of the concept in our country.
By the 1960's & 70's he started to notice the decline of black farmers (of which there was more than a million) as industrialization grabbed hold of the nation. His concept was local and direct. He was looking to create a sustainable model for the farmer and the consumer by cutting out the middleman/woman with the idea of - Pick Your Own Farm, called the Clientele Membership Club.
As we start to regain our place as land stewards and more importantly land owners, we want to be be apart of your food story and you a part of ours.
Our 18-week season is wrapping up. This season we have been growing food for 61 families. A majority of the families were through a subsidized food share program through REACH. The program was set up to create access to fresh, organically grown produce for Black families. To see more about this click here.