About this Event
The Clara White Mission and Melanin Market are teaming up to raise awareness about food desert communities and bring resources that will help them thrive! We know the answer for Historic Moncrief Springs is food and financial resources. That is why we are providing micro-grants for small sustainable BIPOC businesses focused on agriculture or eco-friendly business practices.
Email [email protected] to learn about the micro grant application.
We're putting the culture back in agriCULTURE to by making White Harvest Farms a cultural destination and market that highlights Black caterers and Black businesses providing community and fellowship.
Clara White Mission is excited about our first collaboration with Melanin Market becuase they want to support our mission to feed, house and clothe homeless veterans, low-income families and ex-offenders. The Mission aligns with the vision of Melanin Market founder Dawn Curling to to bridge the gap between social and economic inequalities that minorities face every day.
The Clara White Mission's impact has endured nearly120 years. The legacy of our founder, Eartha White, continues to transform Jacksonville every day. Please join us for food, drinks, music, and a program where you'll get to hear stories from our community that wouldn't have been possible without your support.
Dawn Curling is a passionate and innovative community servant. As a 3rd generation business owner in the historic corridor on Jacksonville's eastside, she offers quality service, development platforms, and economic opportunities to her community.
Dawn’s vision is to inspire the next generation of minority entrepreneurs by supplying the educational and functional resources that will empower them to grow, and succeed.
Throughout her professional journey, Dawn has sought to bridge the gap between social and economic inequalities that minorities face every day.
Her motivation to start The Melanin Market stemmed from the historic business corridor of Jacksonville's Eastside, a bustling economic hub for minority-owned businesses prior to the 1964 Race Riots, which diminished the social and business growth of the renowned minority district.
Dawn’s mission is for The Melanin Market to inspire hope in the reality of an economically secure minority entrepreneur network. Creating a movement where ethics, culture, and community intercede to reform the structure of Jacksonville’s eastside and provide a framework for a national minority economic and business enterprise.
The Melanin Market's mission is to serve as a cultural destination and marketplace that highlights Black-Owned Businesses while providing creative place-making outlets for community fellowship.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
White Harvest Farms, 4850 Moncrief Rd, Jacksonville, United States