The Food Justice Coalition of 20743 was formed three years ago following the leadership and wisdom of the elders and our neighbors in Capitol Heights, who were understandably frustrated by their neighborhood grocery store leaving, after years of disinvestment and neglect. They were tired of being ignored, so they decided to create a space of their own — a farmers market that celebrated, championed, and supported farmers of color and locally-owned farms.
Food justice and access is the core of our mission at @thecapitalmarket20743 . Our community, Capitol Heights is a food desert with our last remaining grocery store closing in 2016. Providing access to locally grown healthy foods, supporting historically marginalized black farmers, and creating a platform minority business are the 3 pillars on which weContinue reading “Everybody Eats!”