Get to Know Us

Liberation through Cooperation” – We are a worker-owned cooperative mobile market which brings fresh local foods to under-served communities in Asheville, NC.

The mission of Ujamaa Freedom Market is to feed and nourish the whole community through access to healthy, fresh food. We aim to promote social, economic, environmental and food justice by serving as a model for self-sufficiency while inspiring healthy relationships with food in order to strengthen the quality of life, health and well being of the community.

Calvin Allen : Worker-Owner for Ujamaa Freedom Market (Cropped)Calvin Allen
Calvin is a community gardener and an activist on many fronts whose passion for justice lead to his participation with Ujamaa Freedom Market. Calvin is the boardchair of Bountiful Cities and serves on the Asheville City Transit Committee.  He is a graduate of the Kitchen Ready Program with Green Opportunities and has completed the Foundations course through Mountain Biz Works.