Our Position

Due to residential segregation in St. Louis, the location in which a person lives has a significant impact on their health, according to a report from the St. Louis Health Department:

  • There is an eighteen-year gap in life expectancy between the majority-black Northside and the predominantly white Clayton area, separated by less than 10 miles.


  • The black community in St. Louis suffers from an infant mortality rate of 3.3 times that of white people.


  • Illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension impact black communities disproportionately and they experience the highest death rates from most leading causes. 

Farmer/Vendor Testimonials

“Yesterday was a great day for this simple gardener [at] the One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market, where I made more connections with community members and restaurants needing produce…I was also able to donate a crate of tomatoes big enough to feed 50 people. Let’s keep it up.” – Tony Rushing, Tony TNT Gardening 

“I’m really excited to be part of an amazing market that’s ending food apartheid. I’m really grateful to bring nutrition, my ginger shots, and wellness to a community that I grew up in and that I love very much.” -Julia Thompson, Julia’s Farm STL

“Amazing people, groovy music, outstanding live acts, yummy food options…I could go on for days. Thank you for having me, and I will look forward to the next time! My heart is full of gratitude and memories that I won’t forget anytime soon.” -Carmen Brooks, Stone Maven House of Herbs, Teas and Spices

OAON Vendors 2023

  • Abstract Mastermind of ESTL
  • African National Women’s Organization
  • Afrimall
  • All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project
  • Amani’s Aura
  • Amber Books
  • Ancient Healing Root
  • Apotheshea
  • ArchWell Health
  • Avenn’s Shoes
  • Bleukitsune Art
  • Brizzy Shades
  • By George Creations
  • Crafted by Angel
  • Crowned Tea Moss
  • D’Ann Waistbeads
  • DeAndre’s Kitchen
  • Decolonaise
  • DeFrance Elegance
  • DrakentheSage
  • Drew’s Sauce
  • Energizing Enterprises
  • Give Me Bodie
  • God’s Divine Catering
  • Hackberry Farms
  • Infinite Divinity
  • International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement
  • Jambga Kettle Corn
  • Janice Katambwa Storytelling and More
  • KatMattersBeads
  • La Perle des Andilles
  • LASSCH and Beyond Beauty
  • Mama Njeri’s
  • Manje Kreyol Grill
  • Mitchell Made It
  • Mlyka’s Collection
  • Muffin Lemonade
  • My Kidada and Me
  • Naturally Beautifully Made
  • Oak Street Health
  • Oil of God Ministries
  • Ooby’s Snacks
  • Origin of Greatness
  • Per Scholas
  • Propa Ghana Collection
  • Royal Dynasty Jewels & Royal Naturals
  • Seamoss Lyfestyle
  • Shania Hall
  • Sherry Adams
  • Simply Body Bead
  • St. Louis Insurance Group
  • St. Louis Job Corps
  • Stone Maven House of Herbs, Teas and Spices
  • Susan’s Natural Spring Water
  • Syterial Jackson
  • Tabbycatt’z Lemonade
  • TAG Catering
  • The Bead Box STL
  • The Dangling Carrot
  • Touch Jewelry
  • Tumpe Caters
  • Twisted Angels Accessories
  • Uhuru Planet
  • UZI Custom Apparel
  • Way2FreshEats
  • Wholistickqx Liberation Movement & Kommunity Wellness
  • Willie Walls Wings

Black Farmers of St. Louis

Clarence Community Garden

Founded by Michael Harris
Contact: mharris7659@gmail.com

Gary Brooks Black Power Community Garden

4031 West Florissant Ave.
Founded by Gary Brooks & the Black Power Blueprint
Contact: stlouis.manager@oneafricamarket.com

George Washington Carver Farms

3714 Penrose St.
Founded by Nick Speed, Ujima STL
Contact: nspeed@ujimastl.org

Growing Food Growing People

Founded by Leah Lee-Burnett
Free Veggie Giveaway Tuesdays, 5 pm – 7 pm
at the corner of Hamilton Ave. & Maple Ave.
Contact: growingfoodgrowingpeople@gmail.com

Heru Urban Farming

Founded by Heru Djedi Adeleke
Contact: heruurbanfarming@gmail.com

New Roots Urban Farm

1832 Hogan St.
Founded by Antajuan Adams
Volunteer Days: Tuesdays & Saturdays, 12 – 6pm
Contact: newrootsurbanfarm@gmail.com

Julia's Farm STL

Founded by Julia Thompson
Free Veggie Giveaway Wednesdays, 5 pm – 7 pm
on Lee Ave. & Warne Ave.
Contact: juliasfarmstl@gmail.com

PHI Global Farms, LLC

808 Coal Bank Rd.
Founded by Mitch Pearson
Contact: mdanpearson@gmail.com

Rustic Roots Sanctuary

11735 Eckert Ln.
Founded by Janett Lewis
Farmers Market Wednesdays, 4pm – sunset
Contact: info@rusticrootssanctuary.org

Tony TNT Gardening, LLC

Fresh Starts Garden, 2901 Dayton St.
Founded by Tony Rushing
Contact: blackadvocate19@yahoo.com