“Thank God for social media, I never thought I’d say that,” she said. “It’s been our gateway to our people and a mechanism for us to communicate.”
She made the decision to close her doors with her customers and employees in mind, and since then, the 2019 Big Pitch finalist has been focused on looking out her ecosystem—customers, farmers and the community on the front lines of the virus.
She and her partner, two-time James Beard award winner Robin Bashinsky are bringing their produce-forward food to Instagram by hosting Sunday Supper and using the profits from their week of pick-up service to not only pay their employees but to also provide meals for healthcare workers.
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✨SUNDAY SUPPER CLUB RETURNS.✨ This week, we’re teaming up with @bdafarm to bring you a delightful holiday spread of grilled lamb chops, local garden greens, and an herb-yogurt dressing. • • Order your goods by Thursday @ midnight for pick up Saturday 7-10a in BHM @marketatpepperplace AND Tuscaloosa @tuscaloosarivermarket. Link in profile ➡️. • • Then join us LIVE on Sunday @ 4p CT for a quick, 15-minute primer to help you make some magic at home.🙌
“It’s a tiny drop in the bucket for what a lot of people are doing, but it’s what we can afford to do,” she said. “It’s what we’re able to do…but we really want to play our part.”
Let’s be honest, Birmingham has a lot of cool shops. So much so that choosing an item on first visit might be a bit overwhelming. That’s why REV ask several small business owners about their top-selling items and what they like about them. Here’s what they had to say:
Black Business Fridays: 3 businesses in the 4th Ave business district to support during The Great Receipt Race
Every Friday in August, REV and Urban Impact Inc. will highlight a few of these businesses in honor of National Black Business Month as a part of Black Business Friday.
Celebrate Black Business Month by supporting Black entrepreneurs' contribution to Birmingham's vibrancy
By Elijah Davis Strategic Growth Manager Urban Impact Birmingham