“We are inspired by the history of Black farmers in the United States and the contributions they made and continue to make in the arena of healthy food,” Hardy-Jordan said.
Hardy-Jordan said the best way to support the mission of BUFA is to volunteer. The association is constantly welcoming help to work on the farm, with different avenues to focus on. You can also make a donation to support their goal to impact health and hunger while highlighting African American cuisine. Reatha encourages others to find a community farm in their area and get their hands in the dirt! To learn more about the Black Urban Farmers Association and sign up for their newsletter, please check out their website or contact the team here.
Reatha’s Recipe for Cooked Greens
· 6 bunches of various greens i.e., collards, mustards, Bok Choy, and kale
· 4 tablespoons olive oil
· 2 bunches of green onions
· 4 cloves of garlic
· 3 tsp smoked sea salt
· 1 tsp red pepper flakes
· 1 tsp black pepper
· 1 tb chicken bullion
· Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot add green onions red pepper flakes, garlic, smoked sea salt, and bullion cook until soft
· Add greens and lower heat until greens are tender