Celebrating the Mothers of the Land

Dear mama

Don't you know I love you?

Dear mama

Place no one above you

(Dear mama) Oh mama, I appreciate you

Although my shadow's gone

I will never leave you

"Dear Mama", Tupac Shakur

Happy Mother's Day!

On this special day designed to celebrate maternal figures and caregivers- physical and spiritual, Black Soil: Our Better Nature salutes the Mothers of the Land in our network of Kentucky based farmers, culinary artists, vendors and artists. Their nurturing and enduring love, strength and faith are the pillars of our collective. We see you, we support you, and we love you!

Please take action in supporting these strong, black Kentucky women as they uniquely serve our communities. Join us celebrating the Mothers of the Land:

  • Ballew Estates/The Floating Lotus Doula Services, Madison Co., Tiffany Bellfield El-Amin (herbal loose teas, annual Women's Retreat, pollinators conservation, doula services) (859) 684-9138

  • BaKed, Fayette Co., Ejaun Dingle (vegan baked goods) (859) 213-9756

  • BoAndie, Fayette Co., Andrea James (Healthy Grooming Skin Care Products & Between Bars Themed Greeting Cards and Jewelry)

  • Cleav's Family Market, LaRue Co., Debra Dorsey-Jones (seasonal vegetable and local meat CSAs) (270) 307-9227

  • Elisa Woods, (seasonal vegetables) (270) 202-1130

  • From the Heart Catering, Fayette Co., Angelia Drake (heart healthy soul food, weekly meal prep plans, private catering and special events) (859) 552-4451

  • Louisville Community Grocery, Jefferson Co., Cassia Herron (community drive co-operative grocery)

  • Miller's Farm/Hutchinson Produce, Lincoln & Wayne Cos., Susan Miller (seasonal vegetables, CSAs, canned seasonal vegetables) (606) 669-4759

  • Russellville Urban Gardening Project, Logan Co., Dr. Nancy Dawson (urban gardening/agriculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, Friends of Cherokee State Historic Park) (270) 847-8726

  • S'Hemply Made, Fayette Co., Sasha Johnson (hemp seed oil body products) (859) 433-0586

  • SlakMarket Farm, Fayette Co., Kenya Abraham (raw milk herd share, USDA halal/kosher meat, seasonal vegetables, eggs) (859) 397-0908

  • Stoner View Farm Bed & Breakfast, Bourbon Co., Carmella Conner (fresh farm eggs, on site AirBnB Bed & Breakfast) (502) 320-1334

  • Sowful Blessings, Fayette Co., Jitana Benton-Lee (herb derived spices, savory rice mixes, seasonings, flour mixes) (859) 619-5120

  • Taco Queen Catering, Madison Co. Chef Indgeo (vegan cuisine, tacos/street food, private catering and special events) (463) 203- 3497

  • The Lexington Bean Pie, Fayette Co. Sherrie Muhammad (traditional Muslim navy bean pies) (859) 519-7884

  • The Next Door Mobile Market, Jefferson Co., Megan Bell (mobile grocery featuring local products, seasonal produce and more) (502) 802-5324

  • Turley Family Farm, Powell Co., Dr. Alicestyne Turley (retreats, events)

  • Woke Junk Food Vegan, Fayette Co. Anetra Polk (vegan cuisine, vegan comfort/junk food, private catering and special events) (859) 552-2444

Special thanks to our creative team: Ariana Shelton, InkedUpAri and Marley Johnson Photography

Blog Contact:

Ashley C. Smith, Black Soil co-founder, COO


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We're glad you're here for the Black Soil experience! These year-round events include Farm Tours, Farm to Table Dinners and Off-Season Workshops where you are connected Kentucky's black farmers/growers/producers. Black Soil events allow attendees to celebrate and educate themselves on the narratives, experience, and expertise of our partner black farmers.

Representing 1.4% of the primary farm operators in the state, black farmers account for less than 600 of the more than 76,000 agricultural operations in Kentucky.

The mission of Black Soil: Our Better Nature is to reconnect black Kentuckians to their legacy and heritage in agriculture.

By bringing together urban families with rural and urban-based black farmers/growers/producers across the state, we help introduce opportunities in agriculture that promote self-sufficiency, encourage healthy living, and activate cooperative economics.

Our vision is to help foster a greater market share for black farmers and producers as they provide healthy food options to a larger consumer base.


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