These Black farmers provide more than healthy food

The Black Farmers’ Market draws entrepreneurs and shoppers on a mission for more racial equity and a sense of community.

By Chiung-Wei Huang

Dawn Henderson just had a fruitful shopping trip to the Black Farmers’ Market in Durham.

Her bag was packed with meat and vegetables. Often on her trips to the Durham site, which is open once a month, she picks up one of the many types of honey and desserts available there.

Read more

Former phlebotomist takes a chance opening Black Brew Bros. Coffee

MINNEOLA, Fla. – Brandon Erving was working in the medical field as a phlebotomist when he realized he wanted to venture out into the coffee industry.

“Working in the health field, a lot of us actually drink coffee–a lot of it–just to stay up and focus,” the 35-year-old said. “I went into basically learning coffee beans; the grades of coffee beans, the different types.”

After learning all the in and outs about the business, he launched Black Brew Bros. Coffee company in September 2020. The online coffee business is operated from Minneola, according to its website.

“It’s been difficult,” Erving

Read more

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for roast chicken with black olive garlic butter | Food

We recently drove to Cornwall, stopping off at a friend’s house overnight to break up the journey. With piles of people to feed, she roasted a couple of chickens and filled the table with a colourful and mouthwatering selection of salads and sauces. It is hard to overstate the pleasure I felt breathing in that warm, familiar smell as the chickens emerged fragrant from the oven. This gutsy, olive-studded garlic butter gives mine a Provençal feel – a corner of the world I have missed. It makes the most delicious stock, too.

Roast chicken with crisp potatoes and black

Read more

Wendy’s Spicy Black Bean Burger

Wendy’s recently announced a new vegetarian option to is menu: the Spicy Black Bean Burger. Instead of including some sort of faux meat or patty to evoke the real taste of beef or chicken, the fast food mainstay is opting for a burger with two types of protein instead: black beans and chickpeas.

John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation at Wendy’s, explained in a press event that the certified vegetarian Spicy Black Bean Burger has been in the works for quite some time to make it perfect: “Just because something is meatless doesn’t mean it needs to be tasteless,”

Read more

Bulletproof Expands Coffee Offerings With Compostable Espresso Pods And Canned Black Cold Brew

NEW YORK, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —  Bulletproof, the brand that created the famous Bulletproof Coffee recipe which provides healthy fats and an energy boost, now expands its coffee line with the introduction of Compostable Espresso Pods and Ready to Drink Canned Cold Brew Black Coffee.

Over the past 12 months, consumer interest and demand for coffee has spiked and Bulletproof’s ground coffee sales have doubled, making the new innovations a strategic coffee category expansion move for the brand. Both new products come in two different varieties and all coffee sourced is both Rainforest Alliance Certified and produced

Read more

Seed Money: Black Entrepreneurs Hope Pandemic Gardening Boom Will Grow Healthier Eating

DENVER — Ietef Vita had planned to spend most of 2020 on the road, promoting “Biomimicz,” the album the rapper had released on his #plantbasedrecords label in January. Vita, known to his fans as “DJ Cavem Moetavation” and “Chef Ietef,” had those plans unexpectedly cut short.


This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free.

“We were in Berkeley, California, on Feb. 29, playing there and literally got out of town right before they shut the whole country down,” recalled Vita, 34, who has performed for the Obamas and is widely

Read more