Our focus is on producing the highest quality produce and making them available to low-income families. In addition, we grow good food for the health of our people.
Coffee Pot Farms is a 36-acre farm located in Dilkon, Arizona. Yazzie says she founded the farm on the belief that “food is the first medicine, as it comes from Mother Earth, and that food sovereignty is the critical first step to creating healthy communities and healthy families.”
Cherilyn Yazzie and Coffee Pot Farms are featured on Made in America, a docuseries produced by GoDaddy that tells the stories of diverse entrepreneurs who are beating the odds and driving the economy forward. The series follows entrepreneurs making their own way in underserved communities where there is a disparity in opportunities and a lack of access to resources for small businesses.
Comprised of her grandparent's cornfield, a passive solar greenhouse, and several additional acres of land, Coffee Pot Farms is growing healthy, nutrient-dense foods for Teesto and the surrounding communities. Beyond that, Yazzie, and her team are working to educate residents on how they can begin growing their own healthy foods as a means of reconnecting the community with its indigenous roots.
“The environment is so different from when my grandparents were running the farm… we’ve had to reevaluate how we do a lot of things. Moisture levels are different, and there’s been a lot of erosion on what used to be dry planting ground. We’ve had to learn how to grow things differently.” '
(Written Credits: Indian Country Today)