Virginia Woman Brings Merchants and Farmers Together With Black Farmer’s Market

Courtesy of Navi Johnson

An idea became a reality during the pandemic and now it’s serving different communities around Richmond.

Navi Johnson is the founder of the Black Farmer’s Market, an idea that came to fruition last year.

“I started it because I saw a surplus of African Americans getting back into growing in their own yards and becoming self-sufficient,” Johnson said.

It was a tradition passed on from her grandmother to her mother and then onto her.

“So it was kind of the natural thing for us to get back in the yard and grow a garden,” Johnson said.

She noticed that many others were doing the same thing.

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SOURCE: WTVR, Antoinette Essa

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