ANV BeetBox-Launch-Press-Release 8.25.2020


Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project

Kelly D. Carlisle

(510) 972-FARM (3276)


Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) Announces the Launch of ANV’s BeetBox CSA

Oakland, CA - Acta Non Verba is excited to announce the launch of ANV’s BeetBox CSA, a continuation of Phat Beets Produce, Beet Box CSA program that will continue to serve East Bay families and individuals with high quality produce, honey and nuts grown and produced by local farmers of color with 100% of the profits now going to individual savings accounts for East Oakland and surrounding area youth who participate in ANV’s programs. 

The official launch date for ANV’s BeetBox CSA is September 1st, 2020.

ANV remains dedicated to our mission to provide education and access to fresh, local food through hands-on and virtual programs. Ensuring the health, power, and solidarity of our community has never been more important. You can learn more about ANV’s programs on our website and support our work to maintain a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland and beyond at

Phat Beets Produce has played a major role by providing fresh local produce to more than 300 Bay Area families per week “Beet Box” CSA. ANV’s set of experiences makes us uniquely qualified to uphold the Phat Beets mission—to connect small farmers of color to flatland communities while creating equitable access to healthy, affordable produce.

“I love all the produce of course, but your commitment to the community, social justice, food justice, environmental justice, food accessibility, supporting small farmers of color- just everything. I love everything about Phat Beets and my beet boxes over the last few years. Luckily I also LOVE Acta Non Verba and know that y'all share the same values and commitments. I'm happy the Beet Box will be in good hands.” -Beet Box Supporter

To learn more about ANV’s BeetBox CSA Program, contact us here:

762-BEETBOX (762-233-8269)

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA. ANV engages and strengthens young people’s understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community.


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