Black History Month Market Wednesdays at Winn Park
The new certified farmers’ market called, “Wednesdays at Winn,” launched mid August last year, and open year round on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. To date, it has attracted the local community and beyond, and has provided an open space for both shoppers and vendors alike, while featuring a variety of performers.
Wednesdays at Winn Partners with “Sac Black Biz”
This year “Wednesdays at Winn” has partnered with “Sac Black Biz” during the month of February to host Black History Month. They will feature some of Sacramento’s best and brightest Black owned businesses. Furthermore, the goal is to create a culture within Midtown that continues to support Black Entrepreneurs; most importantly, a culture that welcomes and supports the Black community.
According to Chris Lodgson, owner of Sac Black Biz, he said that there will be more events focused on black businesses in Midtown throughout the year.
“Sac Black Biz is Sacramento County’s largest digital database and market for Sacramento Black Owned Business. Since 2016, we have connected thousands of Sacramentans to Sacramento Black entrepreneurs.– Chris Lodgson, Sac Black Biz
Sac Black Biz is owned by Lodgson, a New York native who moved to Sacramento in 2015. Their network consists of thousands of Sacramento Black-owned businesses, allowing people to exchange in a variety of commerce across multiple social media platforms.
“This partnership between Sac Black Biz and Midtown Association is an exciting new effort. It shows Sacramento Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs that Midtown welcomes them with open arms. We’re starting with the Black History Month Markets on Wednesdays at Winn Park, but this is just the beginning. The mission is to create a sustained culture of support and upliftment in Midtown. Not just for Sacramento’s amazing Black entrepreneurs, but the entire Sacramento Black community.”-Chris Lodgson, Sac Black Biz
To learn more about Sac Black Biz visit https://www.sacblackbiz.biz/
Applications for Black History Market are open for food vendors, artisans, agricultural producers, and artists! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
For more information, visit @wednesdaysatwinn on Instagram.
Midtown Association’s mission is: “to make Midtown the center for culture, creativity, and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core. To that end, Sacramento surrounding communities are encouraged to bring the family out, and enjoy live music; food, dance and more, while supporting local Black-owned businesses and Black Artists. There is sure to be something for everyone.
Visit Midtown Association to learn more.