2024 Black Business Scavenger Hunt

2024 Black Business Scavenger Hunt

LA'S Black Business Scavenger Hunt

August 2024

Join Prosperity Market’s 4th Annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt.

Explore Los Angeles, win fun prizes, and find all the local treasures and hidden gems that are our black-owned businesses with this month-long scavenger hunt in honor of Black Business Month!

LET THE GAMES BEGIN

It’s never been this fun to shop!
Explore LA. Discover local Black-owned businesses. Win fun prizes.

How It Works

JOIN THE HUNT

Text #BBSH24 to 323-417-0465 sign up! Play anytime between Aug 1 – Aug 25. Earn points, get special announcements, and stay up to date on all things scavenger hunt. Follow @Prosperity.Market on Instagram for more ways to join the fun!

Visit Participating Businesses

Use the treasure map and word bank of LA black-owned businesses to guide your hunt.  Search by category, neighborhood, or visit them all! Earn points at every business! 

Check in For Points

Check in at each business by texting their unique keyword (signs will be posted at the business). Each business you visit is 1 point.  Make a purchase? That’s another 5 points! Take a photo and show us what you got!

Earn bonus points

Pile on the points! Earn even more points by supporting businesses in multiple ways:

  • Make a purchase & text us a photo.
  • Check in at a featured BBSH event & text us the event keyword (check the website & Instagram for event list).
  • Post your fave scavenger hunt photos on Instagram, tag @Prosperity.Market and the business. Use the hashtag #BBSH24
  • Shop Prosperity Market online

Collect points to win Prizes

Play along with the Black Business Scavenger Hunt all month long.  Earn as many points as you can by discovering all the local businesses and events. Players with the most points WIN PRIZES at our pop-up farmers market at the end of August!

CELEBRATE WITH US

Close out August by celebrating Black Business Month at our grand finale pop-up farmers market! We’ll have local farmers, vendors, food, music, photo booths, family activities, community resources, and more! You won’t want to miss it!

Personalize Your Hunt

Play Your Way

Use the BBSH map and word bank to hunt for businesses by category or neighborhood to discover businesses no matter where you are.

Bring friends or family

Make it a family affair!  Invite others to join you on the Black Business Scavenger Hunt.  Create your own game and challenge each other to see who can get the most points!

Share your experiences

Become a small business champion!  Take photos and share on social media to encourage others to participate in the Black Business Scavenger Hunt and support black-owned businesses.

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CD10 Partners with Prosperity Market for August Grand Finale Pop-Up

CD10 Partners with Prosperity Market for August Grand Finale Pop-Up

KTLA TODAY
Episode Summary

Black Business Month was celebrated in Council District 10 with a community give-back event. Partnering with Prosperity Market, healthy food options were offered as well as clothing and activities for children & families.

Transcript

Transcript in progress

Show Contributors

Ariana Drummond, Kara Still, Carmen Dianne, Kara Still, Malik Muhamad (Malik Books), Jenelle Brooks-Petty (Grilled Fraiche), Darryl Wash (Band of Vices).

2023 LA’s Black Business Scavenger Hunt

2023 LA’s Black Business Scavenger Hunt

LA'S Black Business Scavenger Hunt

August 2023

Join Prosperity Market’s 3rd Annual Black Business Scavenger Hunt.

Explore Los Angeles, win fun prizes, and find all the local treasures and hidden gems that are our black-owned businesses with this month-long scavenger hunt in honor of Black Business Month!

Are you interested in participating in the 2024 black business scavenger hunt?

LET THE GAMES BEGIN
It’s never been this fun to shop!
Explore LA. Discover local Black-owned businesses. Win fun prizes.

Master Treasure Map

Click the tag on map header to filter your search by neighborhood

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LA Black Business WORD BANK

Use this word bank to guide your search.

Arts & Education

  • Band Of Vices
  • Malik Books
  • Octavia’s Bookshelf
  • Reparations Club
  • The Salt Eaters Bookshop
  • Teach To Reach

 

Beauty

  • Curly Gurl Luv
  • Emerald City Nail Bar
  • Hair Reborn by Phoenix
  • Superstar Hair & Wigs

 

Coffee Shops

  • 7even Seas Coffee Co.
  • Bloom & Plume
  • Coffee Del Mundo
  • Creme Brulee LA
  • Dam Good Coffee
  • Hilltop
  • LA Grind Coffee & Tea
  • Lazy Rose Cafe
  • Mingles Tea Bar
  • Neighborhood Coffee
  • Obet & Dels
  • Sip & Sonder
  • South LA Cafe

Co-working

  • Gathering Spot
  • LA Create Space
  • The Connect

Dispensary

  • Josephine & Billies

 

Food Trucks

  • Dulanville
  • Compton Vegan

 

Grocery

  • Hanks
  • The Good Water Co.
  • Grace Bank Holistic Market

 

Restaurants

  • 1010 Wine
  • All Chill
  • Cea-Lo LA
  • Coco’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes
  • Cooshi Cakes
  • Crustees
  • Earles on Crenshaw
  • Gritz N Wafflez
  • Happy Ice
  • Harold & Belles
  • Honey’s Kettle
  • ILÉ Bistro
  • Jazzy’s Kitchen
  • Juice Bae
  • Kathy’s Kitchen
  • Lovelei Duo
  • Planet Health Compton
  • Poppy & Rose
  • Sammiche Shoppe
  • Say Cheese
  • Simply Wholesome
  • Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
  • Southern Girl Desserts
  • Southern Taco Catering
  • The serving spoon
  • Wutapickle

Retail

  • Afro City Marketplace
  • Black Beverly Hills
  • High Fidelity
  • Jungalow
  • Kutula
  • My Black Beauty Box
  • Nappily Naturals
  • Nobody Jones Boutiques
  • Our Culture Hub
  • Pineapple Mama Boutique
  • Runway Boutique
  • Snoop Dogg Clothing
  • Spaces by Bricks & Wood
  • Union
  • Uplift Us Marketplace
  • Zoes Vintique

 

Wellness

  • AlignD Studio
  • BodyCrush Studio
  • G Train Fitness
  • Meet Me in the Dirt
  • Moya Body Care
  • Relaxed and Restored

Arts & Education

  • Band Of Vices
  • Malik Books
  • The Salt Eaters Bookshop
  • Reparations Club
  • Octavia’s Bookshelf
  • Teach To Reach

 

Beauty

  • Curly Gurl Luv
  • Emerald City Nail Bar
  • Hair Reborn by Phoenix
  • Superstar Hair & Wigs

 

Coffee Shops

  • 7even Seas Coffee Co.
  • Bloom & Plume
  • Coffee Del Mundo
  • Creme Brulee LA
  • Dam Good Coffee
  • Hilltop
  • LA Grind Coffee & Tea
  • Lazy Rose Cafe
  • Mingles Tea Bar
  • Neighborhood Coffee
  • Obet & Dels
  • Sip & Sonder
  • South LA Cafe

 

Co-working

  • Gathering Spot
  • LA Create Space
  • The Connect

 

Dispensary

  • Josephine & Billies

 

Food Trucks

  • Dulanville
  • Compton Vegan

Grocery

  • Hanks
  • Heritage Farmers Market
  • The Good Water Co.
  • Grace Bank Holistic Market

Restaurants

  • 1010 Wine
  • All Chill
  • Cea-Lo LA
  • Coco’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes
  • Cooshi Cakes
  • Crustees
  • Earles on Crenshaw
  • Grilled Fraiche
  • Gritz N Wafflez
  • Happy Ice
  • Harold & Belles
  • Honey’s Kettle
  • ILÉ Bistro
  • Jazzy’s Kitchen
    • Juice Bae
    • Kathy’s Kitchen
    • Lovelei Duo
    • Planet Health Compton
    • Poppy & Rose
    • Post & Beam
    • Pucker Up
    • Sammiche Shoppe
    • Say Cheese
    • Simply Wholesome
    • Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
    • Southern Girl Desserts
    • Southern Taco Catering
    • The serving spoon
    • Wutapickle

    Retail

    • Afro City Marketplace
    • Black Beverly Hills
    • High Fidelity
    • Jungalow
    • Kutula
    • My Black Beauty Box
    • Nappily Naturals
    • Nobody Jones Boutiques
    • Our Culture Hub
    • Pineapple Mama Boutique
    • runway boutique
    • Snoop Dogg Clothing
    • Spaces by Bricks & Wood
    • Union
    • Uplift Us Marketplace
    • Zoes Vintique

     

    Wellness

    •  AlignD Studio
    • BodyCrush Studio
    • G Train Fitness
    • Meet Me in the Dirt
    • Moya Body Care
    • Relaxed and Restored

    Events

    Visit any of these events and check-in to earn bonus points!  Check event information for details.

    JLH Dual Court Classic

    20 points

    AUG 5, 11am - 5pm

    The Holiday Classic is a fun basketball and soccer competition with Olympic Athletes & Champions Jrue & Lauren Holiday and their celebrity friends.  This fundraiser is in support of the JLH Social Impact Fund which provides grants to black-owned businesses and nonprofits.

    50% off Discount Code: Prosperity

    Get Tickets >

    Barista Life LA | Community Market & Throwdown

    20 points

    AUG 7, 5pm - 9pm

    This community market and throw down brings food, drink, and coffee vendors to the community. There will be a raffle, tasting challenge and a cupping tasting as well as a Latte Art Throwdown. Tickets range from $10 to $20.

    Get Tickets >

    Owie! Art x Creme Brûlée | Wardrobe Wake-Up & Clothing Swap

    20 points

    AUG 12, 11am - 5pm

    Owie! is teaming up with Creme Brulee LLC to raise money to keep thier doors open.  All entry proceeds go toward that cause.  $10.  

    Get Info >

    Black Business Association | Black Busines Day Empowerment Fair

    10 points

    AUG 19, 12pm - 6pm

    Building Legacies. Bolstering Black Prosperity.  This event is free to the public with registration.  Featuring a live DJ, activities and prizes, with experience tents hosted by US Bank and KJLH Radio, the Harold & Belle's Food Truck, guest speakers and business spotlights, you won't want to miss this event.

    Get Tickets >

    Octavia's Books | Rasheed Newson in Conversation with Traci Thomas

    10 points

    AUG 22, 6pm - 8:30pm

    Join us August 22, with author Rasheed Newson and Traci Thomas of "The Stacks" Podcast, for a deep dive into Rasheed's book " My Goverment Means To Kill Me".

    More Info >

    How It Works

    JOIN THE HUNT

    Text #BBSH23 now to 323-417-0465 sign up! Play anytime between Aug 1 – Aug 25. Earn points, get special announcements, and stay up to date on all things scavenger hunt. Follow @Prosperity.Market on Instagram for more ways to join the fun!

    Visit Participating Businesses

    Use the treasure map and word bank of LA black-owned businesses to guide your hunt.  Search by category, neighborhood, or visit them all! Earn points at every business! 

    Check in For Points

    Check in at each business by texting their unique keyword (signs will be posted at the business). Each business you visit is 1 point.  Make a purchase? That’s another 5 points! Take a photo and show us what you got!

    Earn bonus points

    Pile on the points! Earn even more points by supporting businesses in multiple ways:

    • Make a purchase & text us a photo.
    • Check in at a featured BBSH event & text us the event keyword (check the website & Instagram for event list).
    • Post your fave scavenger hunt photos on Instagram, tag @Prosperity.Market and the business. Use the hashtag #BBSH23

    Collect points to win Prizes

    Play along with the Black Business Scavenger Hunt all month long.  Earn as many points as you can by discovering all the local businesses and events. Players with the most points WIN PRIZES at our pop-up farmers market on 8/27!

    CELEBRATE WITH US

    Close out August by celebrating Black Business Month at our grand finale pop-up farmers market! We’ll have local farmers, vendors, food, music, photo booths, family activities, community resources, and more! You won’t want to miss it!

    Sunday, August 27th, 11am-3pm.

    Personalize Your Hunt

    Play Your Way

    Use the BBSH map and word bank to hunt for businesses by category or neighborhood to discover businesses no matter where you are.

    Bring friends or family

    Make it a family affair!  Invite others to join you on the Black Business Scavenger Hunt.  Create your own game and challenge each other to see who can get the most points!

    Share your experiences

    Become a small business champion!  Take photos and share on social media to encourage others to participate in the Black Business Scavenger Hunt and support black-owned businesses.

    Join the Mission At

    prosperity market

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    2022 Holiday Gift Sets

    2022 Holiday Gift Sets

    2022 Holiday Gift Sets

    PROSPERITY MARKET’S

    HOLIDAY GIFT SETS

    Available From

    November 25 – December 15, 2022

    This holiday season, Prosperity Market is offering a specially curated selection of our best sellers! Choose from 4 limited edition gift sets!

    4 INCREDIBLE COLLECTIONS

    Flavor
    Gift Set

    Experiment in the kitchen with this variety of seasonings, sauces, and spreads! Sweet or savory, this flavorful gift bundle features seasoning, vegan cream cheese, hot sauce, and jam.

    Gift sets for holidays Earl Grey Lavender Cookies

    Snack
    Gift Set

    Try an assortment of our favorite Prosperity Market snacks! This collection features delicious popcorn, cookies, crackers, energy bites, and granola to munch on through the holidays.

    Gift sets for holidays, Self Care Gift Bundle

    Self Care
    Gift Set

    This gift bundle is a dream filled with luxurious soaps, body butter, and tea to help you (or someone in your life) relax this holiday season.

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    Produce Assortment

    Find our fresh, locally harvested, seasonal produce, herbs, and fruit right here! Order for yourself, a friend, or donate a box to a family this holiday season.

    The Impact

    “Our goal is to support local black farmers and food businesses throughout L.A. and create food access in our communities! With a focus on our local food system, not only can we feed our neighbors, we can also create a substantial economic impact.”

    ALL OF OUR WORK DIRECTLY BENEFITS THE COMMUNITIES BELOW

    Can’t make the pop-up but want to support our mission?

    Spectrum 1 News Features Prosperity Market’s July Produce Giveaway

    FEATURE

    Spectrum 1 News

    Features Prosperity Market’s July Produce Giveaway

    If you want more information on this feature, please visit the full article – Spectrum News 1 highlights Prosperity Market.

    Episode Summary

    Nathalie Basha of Spectrum News 1 meets Prosperity Market founders Kara Still and Carmen Dianne, to discuss their vision for a mobile farmers market trailer and highlights the July produce giveaway.

    Transcript
    Nathalie Basha, 0:00
    When we think of a farmers market, we usually think of something stationary, but that is the exact opposite of what Prosperity Market is working to do. I’m Natalie Basha in West Adams, and I meet two women who are working to put a farmers market on wheels, featuring black farmers and food entrepreneurs. Before the pandemic Kara’s career looked really different from this.

    Kara Still, 0:00
    I was in fashion design, so, all the details on the way that your clothes are constructed is what I was doing.

    Nathalie Basha, 0:04
    And while she still does some freelance fashion design on the side she spends most of her days, dreaming of ways to disrupt the traditional farmer’s market model and her business partner Carmen, who’s a part time makeup artist by trade is right there with her.

    Carmen Dianne, 0:18
    This took over. I mean, it literally took over and I wasn’t thinking about makeup and it just, it like, it’s like tunnel vision right now.

    Nathalie Basha, 0:26
    Kara and Carmen were inspired to help the black community, after the death of George Floyd and said they found a way to do it through a gap in the farmers market and started Prosperity Market.

    Kara Still, 0:36
    We are a mobile Black Farmers Market so we support black farmers and food entrepreneurs, and we go all over LA monthly doing different stuffs in different locations. And then part of what we do is we also do monthly produce giveaways.

    Nathalie Basha, 0:48
    The two women say that in some parts of LA, it’s hard to find, black owned businesses, and while in others like South LA finding fresh food is a challenge.

    Carmen Dianne, 1:00
    If you live on in North Hollywood or the west side or if you kind of live far away you don’t have an opportunity to support black businesses.

    Nathalie Basha, 1:06
    So one part of the business model are these roving Sunday produce giveaways. The bags are packed with food products from black owned businesses.

    Kara Still, 1:14
    We have Misha’s dairy free cream cheese

    Nathalie Basha, 1:17
    and stocked with produce from black farmers, but the Sunday produce giveaways are just one aspect of Prosperity Market, Kara and Carmen, are also out here promoting and fundraising for their biggest goal, a farmers market super trailer on wheels.

    Kara Still, 1:31
    The back is like a grocery store so you can go in and shop just like produce aisles in a grocery store.

    Nathalie Basha, 1:37
    By being on wheels instead of stationary, they say they’ll be able to increase their reach and frequency and help more people on both sides of the farmer’s market model that purple truffle basil, people like Briann, one of the Black Farmers featured in prosperity market and known for her homemade lemonade,

    Briann Battle, 1:52
    It has been a blessing, you know, to just teach my kids entrepreneurship, and you know to be a black business owner and just have this amazing opportunity. You know, I’m, I’m just so thankful.

    Nathalie Basha, 2:04
    In order to get the super trailer finished Kara and Carmen still have to raise over $100,000, and they’re taking donations on their website. But until then, they’ll be out here, Changing the blueprints of farmers markets on foot.

    Show Contributors

    Nathalie Basha, Carmen Dianne, Kara Still, Briann Battle

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