In November 2019, Ashia created a platform geared at cultivating a community of eaters, cooks, growers, creators, and entrepreneurs who all share one thing in common—a love for food and it's intersectionality.
Since NPs inception, this is what went down:
Ashia dropped a plethora of recipes
Ashia started a podcast interviewing Black visionaries making their way into the industry
Ashia turned Nourished Palate into a business selling Caribbean-baked products at local farmer's markets
Ashia published guides on supporting community initiatives like mutual aid funds, growing your food, and finding food excursions like cranberry bogging.
Farmer's Market + Pops Ups
Some of the fan-faves include my Haitian Bundt Cakes, Bermudian Johnny Bread, and Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you're interested in me hosting a pop-up please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Black LGBTQ+ Youth
Mutual Aid Fund
Black LGBTQ+ Youth (16-24) can request immediate funds for meals, protest supplies, rent assistance, or whatever the fuck they want until the fund runs out: bit.ly/takewhatsneeded
More about the founders: bumble.com/en/the-buzz/bumble-dating-success-story-lincoln-amirio
Nourish Botanica -
A Black Owned Greenhouse & Eatery
Nourish Botanica is a greenhouse eatery slated to launch in 2021 in the South and aims to be a space for sustainable green entertaining and gathering that supports the local food, art, and agriculture ecosystem. The eatery will serve Caribbean and Southern deli-style vegan offerings by day and open in the evening for public and private events. It will also operate as a nursery, selling plants, flowers, and herbs as well as offering gardening education and services through our farm partners. At our Botanica Bar, they will provide healing through art, flowers, and plants that are grown in their greenhouse, food as medicine, and herbal blends through teas, juices, and mocktails.
Sisters Unchained is a program dedicated to the collective leadership, healing, and creative expression of women and non-gender conforming people of color who are impacted by incarceration.
Every $1900 we raise covers 1 Sisters Unchained member for our 6-week summer program.
Every $6000 we raise covers one month of operation costs through the year. This includes weekly sessions, food, materials, rent, facilitator stipends, and monthly Little Sisters mentoring program.
Every $116,695 we raise funds Sisters Unchained for an entire year.