Garfield Produce Vlog: Episode 13
In today’s episode we take a trip to home depot before exposing you to the hardships of east Garfield Park while bringing you into yet another meeting with a potential partner and funding source.
In our video blog we bring you into our production facility and business based in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Westside. Garfield Park is one of the top 5 neighborhoods in Chicago with high crime rates, gun violence, and poverty. It is also the birthplace of our General Manger & your host, Darius Jones, who as a teen faced charges for gun crimes before changing his life for the better. On our channel expect to learn about the crops we are growing and how to grow them, the build of our production facility, what its like managing a grow room, and all the while bringing you into the lives of entrepreneurs looking to better the economic opportunities for those living in a low income neighborhood while building our business for the future.
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Attn: Darius Jones
Garfield Produce Company
401 N Trumbull Unit B
Chicago, IL 60624
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Customers & Supporters:
Inspired Catering & Events: Restaurant & Catering Service
Inspiration Kitchens: Restaurant & Catering Service
Jewell Events Catering: Catering Service
Benefit Chicago: Funding source/Initiative
US Foods: Distributor & Supporter
Breakthrough Urban Ministries: Supporter & Partner
Whole Foods: Retailer & Supporter
Crop King: Channels/Rails & Hydroponic Equipment
Uline: Tanks, Tools & Facility Equipment
REB Storage Systems: racking/shelving
Hort Americas: Hydroponic Support Services
Johnny’s Seeds: Seeds & agriculture equipment
Growers Supply: Agriculture supplies & tools
G.E: Horticulture Lights
The Home Depot: Tools & Equipment
REDF: Funding Source
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