Road to Prosperity
Throughout our first year you have generously supported us, and collectively we have done some pretty cool things, like:
- Fed 6,000+ people
- Supported 60+ black owned businesses
- Provided a platform for black farmers to expand
- Created fun initiatives that encouraged community support
In 2022 we are doing all of that PLUS we want to get Prosperity Market on the road!
Prosperity Market is a farmers market on wheels and a food truck in one featuring black farmers, food producers, and chefs! We travel throughout Los Angeles, making it easy to support local, black businesses while creating food access for communities in need.
Over our first year we have hosted monthly pop-up farmers market weekends all over Los Angeles, and now we are ready to put this farmers market on wheels!
Thanks to your support all through 2021, we have been able to operate our monthly farmers markets and produce distributions AND we secured the trailer! Now we are raising the remaining funds to turn the trailer into our beautiful, custom farmer’s market on wheels that will be home to our local black farmers and entrepreneurs.
Visit www.fundblackfounders.com/prosperitymarket to contribute and check out all the fun rewards and perks that we created just for you.
P.S. – If you love our pop-ups, don’t you worry, they aren’t going anywhere. We will still have our monthly gatherings that you have grown to know and love. AND with our mobile trailer, we will be able to operate daily! Just imagine the impact we can have with your support!
Why Prosperity Market?
Looking for even more ways to support Prosperity Market? Check out Social Hummus and Polar Bear Kitchen! Both companies are graciously contributing proceeds from their EXCLUSIVE Prosperity Market collabs!
Polar Bear Kitchen created a delicious “Prosperity” Smoothie just for us! Strawberry, banana, dark chocolate chips, and coconut cream! Click the link below to order yours today!
Social Hummus & Chef Ray Anthony Barrett collaborated to create, quite literally, the best hummus we’ve ever had. Click the link below to order!
Polar Bear Kitchen
Polar Bear Kitchen was born out of necessity. And that necessity is to change the world in a way that inspires people to strive for good health, raise awareness on cultural and social issues, and bring acceptance to everyone.
We believe that it’s wrong that most people blame themselves for not having time to make a difference in this world. At Polar Bear Kitchen, we help you do that one smoothie at a time.
Social Hummus is ethically made, cultivated with compassion & community, in Los Angeles in small batches. Featured chef collaborations push culinary boundaries, with 100% of the profits donated to a relevant social cause or charity.
Based on the shared communal experience of eating hummus, Social Hummus believes in the power of sustainable communities, while emphasizing the intersection of philanthropy, food, art & design.
So what exactly is this trailer?
Our mobile market is a 48ft trailer that is literally a farmers market on wheels and a food truck in one! The back of the trailer is the farmers market where you can come inside to shop. Imagine an aisle in the grocery store with fresh produce, packaged goods, grab & go snacks, and supplemental products.
The front of the trailer is a kitchen, which will feature a rotating selection of chefs & food entrepreneurs. This is our built in, pop-up style food truck! The best part? We can drive right into your neighborhood!
As a mobile farmers market we have the ability to serve in all communities. We can bring healthy, good foods directly into neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores or alternatives and we can also take our vendors all over, expanding their reach and helping them scale.
Only 2.2% of all U.S. employer businesses are black owned, and now due to COVID 41% have had to close. ⅔ of black owned businesses are located in the hardest hit COVID areas. Black americans are disproportionately affected by COVID due to pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and hypertension, which are largely preventable with proper nutrition and a healthy diet.
23.5 Million Americans live in areas with limited access to grocery stores or alternatives to healthy, affordable food. California is the largest agricultural producing state in the country, yet Los Angeles has the highest population of hungry people.
2.6 million Angelinos are currently experiencing food insecurity.
Prosperity Market is a farmers market on wheels and a food truck in one, featuring black farmers, food producers, and chefs! We travel throughout Los Angeles, making it easier to support local businesses while creating food access in our communities.
We are transforming our local ecosystem and our economy through agriculture, food access, nutrition education, and community partnerships.
We encourage economic growth, provide access to healthy food, promote long-term healthy habits, support the black agricultural movement, and create opportunities for the community to Prosper.
To Our Supporters
We are beyond grateful for our community, and the outpouring of love and financial support.
Farmers Market Pop-Ups
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.