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2022 Give One Grantee Profile: Crossroads Community Food Network

2022 Give One Grantee Profile: Crossroads Community Food Network

Introducing the Crossroads Community Food Network The Crossroads Community Food Network (CCFN) was established in Langley Park, Maryland, in 2007 to improve healthy food access and economic opportunities in agriculture and food production for the Crossroads community’s primarily low-income Latin, African and Asian immigrant residents. From the beginning, the organization has been focused on providing support for minorities and immigrants to start or grow local food businesses, including the opportunity to sell their fresh, healthy goods at the organization’s newly established weekly Crossroads Farmers Market. The market intentionally recruited BIPOC producers and featured a culturally diverse array of foods to...

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Partner Spotlight: TPSS Co-op

Partner Spotlight: TPSS Co-op

It was back in 2006 when Michele realized she had something special on her hands. Experimenting in her home kitchen, Michele had created a recipe for a uniquely delicious granola baked with fresh premium ingredients, with a perfectly light and crisp texture. On the encouragement of her friends, she was ready to make the leap to see whether her granola-making hobby could transition into a viable business. She took her handmade granola to the Takoma Park Farmers Market, where she sold out week after week, and the next step to grow her business was to sell her granola to a...

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