A Buffalo community leader and food advocate opens a Black-owned Farm and you can lease a plot of land.

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Blegacy Farms Owner Alex Wright Talks About Community Ownership

As we all witnessed at the beginning of the pandemic, food shortages are a real thing, even in the United States of America. That's why it's refreshing to know that Buffalo community leader and food activist, Alex Wright, has taken another step in making farm-fresh food available to people in "food deserts." Alex, who is the founder and owner of the African Heritage Food Co-op has opened Blegacy Farms in Franklinville, NY. The farm is 22-acres and offers people in Buffalo the opportunity to become farmers. You can rent-to-own a 10,000 square foot plot. In our interview, Alex said the price is 50 cents per square foot, so the price tag for the whole plot is $5,000. After 5 years of leasing, you can buy the land.

Blegacy Farms sees this as an opportunity for people in the community to build upon,

This is an opportunity to build generational wealth and security for your family and an economic engine owned and controlled by you.
Fear and self doubt comes with every opportunity. But bet on yourself anyway.

This is a unique opportunity for people in the community to learn about farming, food production, and land-ownership. Blegacy Farms is offering free training and support to people who lease a plot. The African Heritage Food Co-op has committed to purchasing crops from Blegacy Farms. If you are interested in learning more or leasing a plot, you can visit BlegacyFarms.com.

Blegacy Farms mission is to provide an opportunity for developing new farmers from underrepresented communities. ~ Blegacy Farms

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