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July 9, 2020

Black Woman-Owned Farm Thriving During Pandemic

Samantha Foxx, founder Mother's Finest Urban Farm

Mother's Finest Urban Farm, a Black woman-owned farm in Charlotte, North Carolina, has become one of the best sources of fresh quality produce during the pandemic. The owner, Samantha Foxx, who considers herself as the farm mother, specializes in beekeeping, poultry care, vermiculture, and more.
Foxx started farming particularly for her family's health and self-sufficiency. Eventually, she decided to serve the community as well. So she turned her family's 2.5 acres of space to a farm and leased 5 acres more. Since then, Foxx has been more hands-on than ever.

Now in the midst of the pandemic, Foxx has seen more people being interested in fresh produce as they try to have better health conditions. More people have also been signing up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares which helps small farms like Mother's Finest Urban Farm expand and supply more produce to the community.

Moreover, with the higher demand, Foxx has added more beehives and chickens to be able to increase the farm's production and provide more food to the community. She also started using technology to reach more people as much as possible.

"Food is comforting to many people and knowing where their next meal is coming from is so important. Seeing the smiles on a family’s face, when we drop off a box to their doorstep is worth all of the hard work," Foxx told Shoppe Black.

For more information about Mother's Finest Urban Farm, visit www.mothersfinesturbanfarms.com