Tyrean Lewis of Heru Urban Farming noticed discrepancies in the quality of produce in his local market compared to others. He decided to do something about it.
Let’s talk about Heru Urban Farming.
We grow more than 20 types of produce and herbs on four acres in three different locations in Florissant. I sell at the Be Well Café Farmers Market (2207 Salisbury St.) every Saturday, and I do CSAs.
How does Heru Urban Farming help ‘do something’ about the disparities you saw on that produce field trip?
There’s a gas station and a Family Dollar on every corner in my neighborhood, but thousands of people don’t have access to fresh food within a half mile of where they live. I want to change the narrative. For every five CSA subscription boxes I sell, for example, I donate one to a family in need.