Strong Roots: stories from a sixth generation African American CheFarmer

By Bok Bar (other events)

Wednesday, August 11 2021 5:00 PM 6:00 PM EDT

Join Matthew Raiford, a chef, farmer and author of “Bress ‘n’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer” for a discussion about his experience as a sixth generation African American farmer and the rich heritage of his ancestors and the Gullah Geechee people. A chef, certified ecological horticulturist, veteran, and owner of Gilliard Farms, Matthew Raiford  grew up breaking the dirt and trading crookneck squash for sweet potatoes, raising hogs and chickens, and only going to the grocery store for sundries. Today he and his wife, Tia McDonald Raiford, are combining their collective experiences to elevate BIPOC voices, brands and safe spaces through their lifestyle brand Strong Roots 9.

Your ticket doubles as a reservation at Bok Bar from 5pm-6:15pm. Attendees can order food and drink a la carte. This event will be postponed in inclement weather.