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SAAFON farmers are engaged in practices that hold the key to achieving a regenerative eco-just food system and that offer models of how to reimagine how we live​

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Reimagining & Rebuilding Our Food System

SAAFON farmers are pursuing food production and farming as a strategy for community development and empowerment, and not just as an economic enterprise.​ Our members are creating new and innovative land engagement models to sustain their operations and to improve their communities. Our Black farmers are called to provide not only nutritional, but also spiritual, economic, cultural and political nourishment to our communities. Consequently, our network serves as a greenhouse for new small-farm models. SAAFON farms include programs and activities dedicated to:

  • Farmer cooperatives / collectives / associations / partnerships
  • Agritourism
  • Land-based healing services
  • Spirit-based community development
  • Affordable housing
  • Employment for formerly incarcerated and others facing barriers to jobs
  • Transitions programming for young women aging out foster care
  • Value added product development and sales
  • And much more……

Where conventional farm models emphasize production levels and profit above all, SAAFON farmers hold agrarian values and politic that define farm success in terms of its potential to transform through centering the personal, collective, cultural, and ancestral legacies.​

Strengthening A Network of Black Farmers

Our members are creating innovative land engagement models to sustain their operations and improve their communities.

SAAFON’s members are located across 10 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Louisiana.

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