Trailer Update!

Trailer Update!

Road to Prosperity
If you’ve been following along on our “Road To Prosperity” then you know that last year we successfully crowdfunded, raising over $111k for our mobile farmers market and you might be wondering where we are in the process.

We are happy to share that our mobile farmers market is well on it’s way, and we have a HUGE update:

Our farmers market on wheels will be solar powered & electric!

This means, now we can support black farmers and businesses and bring healthy foods to our community while minimizing our impact on the environment and being an example of sustainability in practice!

Episode Summary

Come with us as we visit our trailer manufacturer, Sabi of LA Stainless Kings, for a sneak peek at our mobile farmers market.

Transcript
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Show Contributors

Carmen Dianne, Kara Still, Sabi of LA Stainless Kings.

Videographer: Halline Overby.

Young, Gifted & Black: Prosperity Market Vendors

Young, Gifted & Black: Prosperity Market Vendors

Young, Gifted & Black

Prosperity Market Vendors
Every Prosperity Market event is a celebration of black business in Los Angeles! We support 60+ local black farmers, chefs, and entrepreneurs!
Episode Summary

Check out what our vendors had to say at our August 2021 pop-up in Compton!

We are fundraising for our mobile trailer so we can be a literal farmers market on wheels! With our wheels we can support even more black farmers, chefs, and entrepreneurs while creating more food access throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

Transcript
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Show Contributors

Keira Adams (Compton Community Gardens), Jamiah Higgins and Vanessa Reyes Salazar (Crop Swap LA), Tina Renee (Whiffs On Wheels), Javone & Matthew (Toss It Up), Aamir (Plush Ginger Beer), Yvette Baker (Misha’s Kind Foods), Rhasaan Nicols (California Coffee Co.), Taylor Lindsey (Plant Plug LA), Farrah Fawx (Impact Over Fame), Chef Brandi (Brandi Is Life), Gloria (Gloria’s Shito), Jasmyne & Alise (Jazzi Sweetz), Chanise Dixon (Create The Flavor), Adriana (ACE Naturals), Krystyl Wright (Lot XI), Nekia Hattley (My Daddy’s Recipes).

Videographer: Royce Adkins of Stone Harbor Productions.

Why Crowdfund

Why Crowdfund

Why Crowdfund?

The Road to Prosperity
Beyond our reasons, crowdfunding is a great option for businesses for many reasons. Watch our latest “Road To Prosperity” episode to learn more about why we chose to crowdfund, and why it’s a great option for new, small, and minority owned businesses.
Episode Summary

Did you know that Black women founders received less than 1% of venture capital?

Black women founders are already the LEAST funded entrepreneurs, so imagine the difficulty accessing capital for a black, woman owned, social enterprise in the food industry! This is why we are crowdfunding.

Beyond our reasons, crowdfunding is a great option for businesses for many reasons. Watch our latest “Road To Prosperity” episode to learn more about why we chose to crowdfund, and why it’s a great option for new, small, and minority owned businesses.

This is part 1 of a 3 part episode, so check back for part 2 – Access to Capital, and part 3 – Types of Crowdfunding!

You can support our crowdfund at www.fundblackfounders.com/prosperitymarket.

This episode features Renee King & Joyhdae Albert of Fund Black Founders. Fund Black Founders is a rewards based crowdfunding platform. Visit www.fundblackfounders.com today to start your own crowdfunding journey or support all of the amazing campaigns that are currently live.

Also featuring Kathleen Minogue & Scott Madsen of Crowdfund Better are business experts and advisor for all things crowdfunding and accessing capital. Visit www.fundblackfounders.com to start your own crowdfund journey.

Transcript
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Carmen Dianne, 0:18

Show Contributors

Carmen Dianne, Kara Still

Videographer: Royce Adkins of Stone Harbor Productions.

What’s the Problem?

What’s the Problem?

What’s The Problem?

The Road to Prosperity
This video was shot in the gorgeous Jikoni Studios in downtown LA! Jikoni Studios is a black, woman owned culinary studio.

Videographer: Rome Shaw / Park and Lex Productions

Episode Summary

So What’s the problem Prosperity Market is addressing?

At Prosperity Market we operate with so much fun and joy that it might get lost that we are actually addressing several serious problems. We created Prosperity Market to be a solution! We are fighting the cycle of economic disparity and food insecurity in our communities while uplifting marginalized black farmers.

Transcript
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Carmen Dianne, 0:18

Show Contributors

Carmen Dianne, Kara Still

Videographer: Rome Shaw / Park and Lex Productions
Editor: Gary George

It’s A Crowdfund!

It’s A Crowdfund!

It’s A Crowdfund!

We are currently fundraising for our full mobile trailer, and in the meantime we host monthly pop-up farmers market weekends.

Visit www.fundblackfounders.com/prosperitymarket to contribute today!

Episode Summary

We are raising the remaining funds needed to complete our beautiful, custom trailer that will house all the products from our amazing black farmers and entrepreneurs!

  • A mobile trailer means that we can:
  • Support more farmers and entrepreneurs
  • Bring fresh healthy foods to even more communities
  • Have the capacity to operate daily
  • Spread more Prosperity fun everywhere

Just imagine the impact WE can have! This means our vendors can sell more, and grow and expand. It preserves jobs, creates jobs, and stimulates our entire local ecosystem.

A Prosperity Market trailer means people won’t have to travel outside their neighborhoods for healthy food anymore. They can have affordable, local options. It just makes sense.

In order to get our mobile farmers market on the road we need YOU. With your contribution, we can complete our custom trailer, expand the reach of our farmers and entrepreneurs, feed entire communities, and so much more.

Transcript

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Carmen Dianne, 0:00

Show Contributors

Carmen Dianne, Kara Still

DP: Rome Shaw / Park and Lex Productions

This video was shot in the lovely Jikoni Studios.

The Inspiration Behind Prosperity Market

The Inspiration Behind Prosperity Market

The Inspiration Behind Prosperity Market

So, what makes a Hollywood makeup artist put down her brushes and a fashion designer lay down the fabric to start a farmers market?

It might seem like a random switch, but sometimes you just have to take the scenic route to your purpose.

Episode Summary

During quarantine and the social unrest of 2020, we were inspired to create impact. We didn’t know quite what that would look like, but it manifested into Prosperity Market. We found a way to create economic impact and food access for our communities, and fill our hearts in the process.

We where overwhelmed by all the statistics and wanted to find a meaningful solution.

  • A dollar stays in the black community for just 6 hours
  • Only 2.2% of U.S. employer businesses are black owned
  • 41% of black-owned businesses have closed due to Covid
  • 23.5 Million people live in communities without grocery stores or alternatives for healthy, affordable food
  • 2.6 Million Angelenos struggle with access to healthy, affordable food
  • South Los Angeles only has 91 grocery stores for a population of 820,000
  • California is the largest agricultural producing state in the country yet Los Angeles has the highest population of food insecure residents
  • Black farmers make up less than 2% of farmers in the nation
  • Of the 69,000 farms in California, only 429 of them are black owned

And that is what makes a makeup artist and a fashion designer start a farmers market!

Transcript

Kara Still, 0:00

Carmen Dianne, 0:00

Show Contributors

Carmen Dianne, Kara Still

DP: Rome Shaw / Park and Lex Productions Editor:  Gary George

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