Serving Up: Essays on food, identity and culture

By Zoe Adjonyoh

A new and vital food-inspired anthology examining the politics behind what we eat.

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Contributor Spotlight: Introducing Ashia Aubourg!

Introducing Ashia Aubourg, one of our amazing contributors for the #ServingUp #crowdfunder w/ @unbounders! 

Title: 'Welcomed to an extent: a Black woman’s journey participating as a vendor at a farmer’s market’

Synopsis: Black vendors are dramatically underrepresented at farmer’s markets. While statistics are difficult to find to back up this claim, one can go to their neighborhood market and walk around to see the systemic exclusions. I founded a Caribbean-centric bakery business in 2021. I was welcomed to participate as a vendor at a local farmer’s market in Chicago. However, my overall experience was deemed otherwise. What does it mean for a food system to be built and set up to welcome and preserve small Black business owners? How can Black business owners leverage support beyond being admitted to the table? Many of these questions came up as I embarked on this experience of running my business. But the one question that rose highest to the surface is how can Black people create our own markets to further our liberation from a white-dominated food system.  

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