These women left their jobs to build a market for their community.
Prosperity Market founders Carmen Dianne and Kara Still have teamed up to support the development of their Black community in Los Angeles through their new mobile farmers market, featuring Black farmers, food producers, entrepreneurs, artists, florists, and chefs.
According to Good Morning America, the duo celebrated their second anniversary during Black History Month at Planet Health Compton, continuing their efforts to support local Black businesses and provide food access for the community.
“I’m most proud of our resilience because this journey has not been easy, but with the outpouring of love with our vendors and our community, it really lets us know that [what] we’re doing is important, so we’ll celebrate today and get back to work tomorrow,” Dianne said.
“The first step in addressing any systemic constraints is to strengthen our economy,” the small business owners said.
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“We just want to keep growing, we want Prosperity Market to go nationwide,” Still said, as Prosperity Market has already expanded across the city.
Carmen Dianne and Kara Still joined forces to launch Prosperity Market — a unique new mobile farmers market that features Black farmers, food producers, entrepreneurs, artists, florists and chefs.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 27, 2023
Green Giant recently donated $10,000 to support the business goals of Prosperity Market.
“This is going to help us build our operational capacity, right now it’s the two of us with our team — this is gonna help us get very far, thank you,” Dianne said.