Heroes of the Week: LGBTQ Farmers Changing Hearts and Minds Through Food


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As Pride Month has come to a close, we wanted to recognize members of the LGBTQ+ community who are breaking down barriers —  gastronomic and cultural.  Earlier this week a blog on Ecowatch.com called Food Tank spotlighted 24 collectives, farms, and other organizations that are working to strengthen LGBTQ+ representation in the food system, which is rife with inequities.  These organizations are helping bring healthy and nutritious food to their communities, better conserve farmland, and to raise awareness on sexuality, gender identity diversity, and the special challenges that LGBTQ+ people face in the farming sector. For example, Diaspora Co., owned and managed by self-identifying queer women of color, is an organic spice business based in Oakland working to decolonize commodity crops from India, while uplifting small farmers. Miro swears by their turmeric!  Or there’s Humble Hands Harvest, a cooperative farm in Decorah, Iowa that created the Queer Farmer Network to revolutionize the agriculture industry its rural community.  Check out the entire list by clicking here — and buy from them!

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