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Black-owned farm, Local Lands, receives funds from nonprofit [Video]

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Local Lands, a Black-owned and family operated pasture and poultry farm in Lamar County, is one of the few farms that has benefited from The Common Market Southeast

EAST POINT, Ga. — An East Point nonprofit is celebrating a milestone after distributing millions of dollars to help Black, Indigenous and women farmers in Georgia with their grant program. 

The Common Market Southeast has allocated state funds to benefit Local Lands, a Black-owned and small family-operated pasture, in order to support underserved communities and farmers. 

“As farmers, not just farmers, but Black farmers, we’re pillars of the community and people really look up to us and the way that we function,” said EliYahu Ben Asa with Local Lands and head farmer at the Atlanta Harvest, a counterpart of the family’s farm. 

According to the nonprofit, the initiative hopes to help local farms by enabling them to supply food to major institutions such as …

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