Episode 4: Making Space for BIPOC Farmers

Allinee ‘shiny’ Flanary—founder of Come Thru Market, a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) producer farmer’s market in Portland, OR—joins us for the season finale of Foodtopias to talk about the origins of the market, the difference between access and opportunity, and the role of abolition in food sovereignty.

This conversation was recorded for The Power of Community-based Food Systems, a multimedia project by The Wallace Center and Real Food Media. The report features shiny and other people from around the Northwest and Midwest who are using food and agriculture to take care of their communities during times of crisis and beyond. 


About the Guest

Allinee “shiny” Flanary wears a lot of hats—Founder and Manager at Come Thru Market, Farmer and Maker at Scrapberry Farm, Farmer at Raceme Farm Collective, Director of Markets at Black Food Sovereignty Coalition—just to name a few. Currently based in Portland, Oregon, shiny started Come Thru market, a BIPOC-producer market, so she could have a space to sell. Now in its second year, Come Thru Market has turned into an incubator market, supporting BIPOC makers as they learn the ropes of the market. 

Follow Come Thru Market on Instagram @comethruPDX

Episode Credits

Host: Tiffani Patton
Co-producers: Tanya Kerssen and Tiffani Patton
Editor: Asal Ehsanipour
Theme Music: “Set Me Free” by Will Magid
Logo & Design: Christina Bronsing-Lazalde

Header Image by Josh Chang