At the crossroads of Seminary and MacArthur Boulevard, The Good Life Marketplace is a re-established trading post for the community of Oakland.
The Good Life Marketplace was established as an offering of access to healthy food and household products to benefit directly the underserved neighborhood experiencing food apartheid (also known as a food desert.)
Offering access to healthy food and household products, The Good Life Marketplace was established to directly benefit the underserved neighborhood, which is experiencing food apartheid, also known as a food desert.
Access to healthy food, healthy products, and knowledge of self as a human right, The Good Life Marketplace strives to be in service to the healing to the community.
Community commerce is supported through consignment partnership and currently supports 11 melanated-owned, Black-owned, women-owned businesses.
Partnerships are growing every day and expanding to support youth projects and social enterprise led by youth from the community.
Besides food, items for sale include shea butter, black soap, crystals, copper jewelry, African clothing, protective masks, teas, herbs, and more, which are intentionally provided to celebrate the culture of Black people, while holistically supporting customers’ health.
Story courtesy of organizers of The Good Life Marketplace.