24 min

Red Tomato and Shirley Sherrod: Supporting Black-Owned Farms What is American Food?

    • Society & Culture

Shirley Sherrod is an activist and organizer who has worked to support and empower black-owned farms for decades. As one of the founders of New Communities, Inc., based in southwestern Georgia, she has partnered with Red Tomato on a variety of projects to market the produce that comes out of these farms. Her story is one of resilience and sacrifice, and illustrates the costs of the systemic racism woven into the US food system we know today.

Shirley Sherrod is an activist and organizer who has worked to support and empower black-owned farms for decades. As one of the founders of New Communities, Inc., based in southwestern Georgia, she has partnered with Red Tomato on a variety of projects to market the produce that comes out of these farms. Her story is one of resilience and sacrifice, and illustrates the costs of the systemic racism woven into the US food system we know today.

24 min

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