Our Kitchen Table manages the Southeast Area Farmers' Market, a walkable market in a neighborhood with little access to healthy foods. We will leverage funds raised through the Art Van Charity Challenge to help cover the costs of managing the market: staff, new tents, signage, and SEAFM Market Bucks -- coupons good for free produce at the market distributed to income-challenged residents. Our market vendors are mainly women of color from the neighborhood growing their own clean produce in their own gardens. The majority of produce is purchased with food assistance dollars, which we welcome warmly and without stigma. Thanks to our market, more families ar eating fresh fruits and veggies! We also host community partners and healthy eating events at the market.
OKT also helps neighborhood residents and schools grow their own healthy, chemical free produce!