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SOUTHWEST BLACK RANCHERS
Join us on our journey to become Arizona's first Black-owned protein ranchers
In 2020, fitness couple James and Rachael Stewart decided to take a leap of faith and bring their longtime dream into fruition – a dream that would not only promote a healthy lifestyle and help their community, but one that would also make history by becoming the first Black-owned protein ranchers in Arizona.
James and Rachael are a bi-racial couple looking to combine their passion for promoting healthy lifestyles, their love for helping their community, and promoting a much-needed diversity to the southwestern farming industry.
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Southwest Black Ranchers was started to create and promote change within the agricultural industry.
Increase Black Representation in Agriculture
As of 2017, Blacks make up less than 2% of farmers in the United States. We are striving to promote a much-needed increase in diversity amongst the farming and ranching industries.
Combat Food Shortages
COVID-19 was responsible for the closing of a lot of meatpacking plants. To assist in the food shortages, we have launched an initiative to be a solution to these businesses closures.
Create Food System Independence
Factory farms dominate the U.S. food production market, essentially taking away revenue streams from local businesses. We intend to pump more revenue into the local economy with quality products, all while helping support local businesses across Arizona and the southwest.
Promote Healthier Lifestyles
Educating the general public on proper eating habits (and misconceptions), as well as the nutritional makeup of their everyday meals is key to promoting an overall healthier lifestyle.
Local Food Matters
We are entering our 3rd year of goat and sheep ranching and want to help others with the knowledge we have gained and from subject matter experts from around the United States!
In the end of 2021 we started a Non Profit called
People 1st Global Food and Land Reclamation Foundation
Education Platform coming in SPRING 2022
Beta Testing Markets in 2022 (Maybe your region will be next!)
Full Aggregation Launch 2023
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Frequenly Asked Questions
We offer goat, lamb and duck eggs when in season.
We also source local Arizona meat like beef and pork depending on you are looking for!
We offer speaking and consulting services too!
Our ten-acre ranch is located in Douglas, AZ, which is just north of the Mexican border!
Donations will help us in many areas, but the majority will go towards:
• Delivery Vehicles
For more information, check out our GoFundMe page.
Living a healthy lifestyle and helping our community is one of our biggest passions! However, historically, there has been little opportunity for minorities to take part in and offer both of these elements in the farming industry.
Start getting to know your local farmer, be aware and get familiar with where your food really comes from!
Know that food takes time and respect the food and life cycle process. There are several ways to support zero waste programs which help to keep our local food economy thriving!