Freedom Farmers' Market Program
Summer Season Market Hours
Every Saturday, July 8th - Nov 11th (9am - 2pm), 4521 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (Shattuck Ave and 46th St.)
Affordable Organic Produce Grown by Black Farmers and other Under-served Farmers in California!
Dr. Gail Myers and Ken Shandy
Freedom Farmers' Market History
In 2013, at the invitation of the restaurant owner Ken Shandy of Brother's Kitchen, Farms to Grow, Inc. facilitated the creation of Oakland's Freedom Farmers' Market. First located on the parking lot of Brother's Kitchen, the market relocated in 2014 to 5316 Telegraph Ave. The Freedom Farmers' Market will open for the 8th season in collaboration with the Temescal Business District at 4521 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, (Shattuck Ave and 46th St.).
The Freedom Farmers' Market was named by Dr. Gail Myers, co-founder of FTG, because of inspiration from the work of Fannie Lou Hamer's Freedom Farm, the Freedom Farmers' Market supports the idea of freedom to choose affordable local food and freedom to access fresh food grown by Black farmers.
Farms To Grow, Inc is committed to facilitating the economic and community development goals that have been identified below as market values.
FREEDOM FARMERS' MARKET - MISSION
Our mission is to bring traditional legacy foods from Black farmers and other sustainable farmers into Oakland as we engage a community vibe of self-reliance, cooperative community development, and healthy sustainable environments for all.
By supporting farmers markets, you support a local economy and healthier sustainable agroecosystem. We believe that farmers markets are strategies communities can use to empower themselves to eat healthier.