The Freedom Farmers Market is a weekly Saturday market in Temescal.
The project is a partnership between Farms to Grow, a nonprofit that is trying to support black farmers and encourage sustainable farming as an option in the black community, and Brothers Kitchen, a restaurant in West Oakland that initially lent its parking lot for the the market.
- As of summer 2014 the market is in a new location at 5316 Telegraph, Oakland, Ca
The project took over a year to plan with folks like Ken Shandy (owner of Brothers Kitchen and a local community activist), Dr. Gail Meyers (founder & Executive Director of Farms to Grow), and more.
An article in Oakland Local says: "Meyers and others, like volunteer Michelle Lee, who describes herself as a”working ally” began meeting at nearby Greasebox Cafe, the site of a community garden, a year ago to plan." The project is also being supported by Your Market Produce Buying Club. It started out as a Wednesday market but is now a Saturday market.
They have an amazing pickle vendor (so I hear!)!!
Here's a video with more information about the market (this is from their IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign):
Hours & Location
5316 Telegraph, Oakland, CA
10:00am - 3:00pm
News & External Links
- Facebook page
- 2013-09-14: "Your Market Produce Buying Club – Connecting to Black Farmers" The Nation of Islam Ministry of Agriculture (this article has photos of the farmer's market)
- 2013-07-30: "West Oakland Is Getting a New Farmers’ Market" East Bay Express
- 2013-07-09: "Get those greens ! Freedom Farm Stand opens on San Pablo and Market on Wednesdays" Oakland Local