Food Justice,
Youth Catering,
& Restorative Economics

MISSION STATEMENT

Phat Beets Produce aims to create a healthier, more equitable food system in Oakland and beyond through providing affordable access to fresh produce, facilitating youth leadership in health and nutrition education, and connecting small farmers to urban communities via the creation a CSA, community farm stands, markets, and youth entrepreneurship.

The Fruition of UGLY

Fruition of The Ugly Truth  By Phat Beets Produce In 2018 we co-wrote a blog post with our friends at Food First entitled The Ugly Truth About Ugly Produce about the impact that the venture funded food Tech Company Imperfect Produce was having on our local food justice work and the grave concern we had…

The Ugly Truth of Ugly Produce

A Mysterious Newcomer Back in 2015 we at Phat Beets Produce received a curious email from a startup produce company serving the East Bay who wanted to partner with us to “support the work you do.” As a non-profit dedicated to food justice, we work with small farmers of color and young entrepreneurs through a…

Gardens

Announcing Oakland Communities United for Equity and Justice (OCUEJ)

Phat Beets Produce is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a new 501(c)3 non-profit — Oakland Communities United for Equity and Justice (OCUEJ) — in partnership with the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council (NORJC) and Self-Help Hunger Program (SHHP). Until then, we will continue to be fiscally sponsored by C-PREP. The mission and purpose…

Decolonize Your Diet! Workshop Series

This is a collaborative body of work from Phat Beets Produce, Planting Justice, People’s Grocery with contributions from members of the Catalyst Project.  It is a list of workshops we use under the framework of Decolonize Your Diet! The workshop are designed to complement anti-racist workshop series in a popular education format with a focus…

Revelations

More Revelations About The Ugly Truth  From Kelly Curry Founder of The Electric Smoothie Lab Apothecary I was in denial. I was so excited about the whole ugly fruit thing that when Phat Beet’s/Food First’s article came out –“The Ugly Truth About Imperfect Produce” I didn’t wanna believe  it.  Imperfect Produce (IP) seemed like such…

Food waste, a new commodity

Food waste, a new commodity by Eric Holt-Giménez “A commodity is, in the first place an object outside us, a thing that by its properties satisfies human wants of some sort or another. The nature of such wants, whether for instance they spring from the stomach or from folly makes no difference.” 1 That’s right,…