About a 3-hour drive northeast of New York City is Grafton, NY, where at first glance, you might not imagine that something big is taking shape. It is here where you will find Soul Fire Farm, a family farm dedicated to ending racism and injustice in the food system.
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day this March 8th, we would like to pay tribute to women in food and agriculture. We begin this week by highlighting the work of women family farmers and the disparities they face. Click the link in our bio to READ MORE about women’s immense contributions to feeding the world.
Shaquana Boykin works at Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership where she runs the Healthy Communities Program. The program is used to build community by strengthening local businesses and community connections through a Farm Fresh Box. Shaquana uses Corbin Hill’s wholesale program to create the Farm Fresh Boxes that are distributed every other week at locations along Myrtle Avenue. Listen to how she builds community, shared responsibility, and ownership through her program volunteers.