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Yatte Moore - Meet the man, the role model, the good food advocate

Hi I’m Yatte Moore!

I’m the Farm Manager for the Roots & Wings Farm and Garden in Blackhawk Courts, Rockford IL. I've been farming for three years and I have learned how to properly grow organic vegetables, as well as the importance of healthy eating and living. 

Through my work I’ve gained marketing, managerial and life skills that I use on the farm and in other aspects of my life. I have also become a positive role model for the youth and the senior citizens in my community. The youth look to me for guidance and the seniors respect me because I have inspired them to be a good example as well.

Roots & Wings Farm and Garden has made a positive impact in the neighborhood. Initially people were resistant because they didn’t understand the program. After the community learned more about the farm and garden they started coming out to participate in the various events and to support the work on the farm.

This year we are selling Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares to the public. All the vegetables in the CSA are organically grown, and freshly picked at the peak of ripeness. Attached are links to the brochure and the enrollment form to sign up for a CSA share today. You can also donate a share ($36/week) to help other community members access fresh, healthy produce.

We look forward to having you as a customer and providing you with the best locally grown vegetables in the Rockford community!

Thank you,
Yatte and the Youth at Blackhawk Courts

View Yatte's full inspirational story in this Our City, Our Story video 

Celebrate Yatte and other Rockford good food advocates at our upcoming celebration in Rockford on April 29th!

Contact if you have any other questions about Roots & Wings CSA.