Wakulima USA Supports Local Farmers and Grows Hope

Growers at Wakulima USA's plot at Sonju Community Garden

David Bulindah is one of the local food growers you’ll meet at the new Tukwila Village Farmers Market. Together with Dickson Macharia, he co-founded Wakulima USA, a nonprofit that helps immigrants connect with agricultural land and grow crops in South King County.   Wakulima is Swahili for farmers; the organization’s name reflects their initial group of eight food growers who are immigrants from east and
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Meet Jalissa Horton, Owner of Boujee Food & Things!

Jalissa Horton

With family roots in the American South, Jalissa Horton acquired a taste for soul food as a child. By age 13, Jalissa was preparing full-course meals for her family, and she developed her love of cooking making family recipes passed down through generations. Jalissa’s mother nurtured her passion by allowing her to turn their home into a weekend restaurant for
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Introducing Monica Wachira, Owner of Monique’s Hot Kitchen!

Monique's Hot Kitchen founder Monica Wachira smiles at the camera.

The culinary arts have been Monica Wachira’s passion since she started learning to cook at age 5. She went on to study catering, and has worked in restaurants for more than 10 years. Her love of preparing and sharing healthy food led her to join our Food Business Incubator and launch her own business, Monique’s Hot Kitchen, this spring.   Check
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