Black Farmers Market presents

Grazefully Rooted

May 20, 2023

The next Grazefully Rooted dining experience will be in May 2023. Details about menu, chefs, farmers, and venue will be available soon. Tickets released in April. 

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Farm to Table Dinner

Join us for a four course meal curated by Chef Adé featuring fresh produce found at the Black Farmers’ Market. The first farm to table dinner of the season will include live music in partnership with CJ Baker featuring local artist, Jay Renee.

You don’t want to miss being Grazefully Rooted with us.

“The farm to table dinner was  a thoughtfully curated experience from beginning to end. From the vendors, the sustainable cutlery, to the farm tour. I loved how each course was explained by the chef while being served. The cherry on top was the land being Black-owned.”

Meet Our Vendors

Our Chef

Chef Adé
Owner of iLéWa Foods

Adé is a Chef and storyteller who specializes in Neo-West African cuisine. Her mission is to bridge cultural gaps, reimagine West African food and create safe spaces for important conversation that inspire healing across the diaspora. She has spent the past 5 years curating culinary experiences to highlight Black Food ways, to exchange culture and support local Black Farmers. 

She is also the owner of iLéWa Foods, a West African packaged food brand empowering women producers in Bénin and working to build a more equitable future by creating a socioeconomic exchange between powerful women and global markets.

Born with the blessing of vocal talent, Jasmine Isaac has been singing since the age of 5. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina ,she participated in various Honors Chorus, All-State Choirs and Ensemble from Elementary through High School.

Jasmine attended North Carolina Central University and graduated with a degree in Music Education with a concentration in voice. She is a former Music Educator of 10 years, working with counties such as Durham and Chapel Hill.


Jay Renee

Live Band

CJ Baker

Entertainment powered by CJ Baker

“The farm to table experience surpassed my expectations by far. To see and hear the Black farming community up close and personal soothed my soul, not to mention great food, music, and fellowship. I can’t wait to attend another.”



$ 125
  • per plate

Event Details

American Tobacco Campus

300 Blackwell St

Durham, NC 27701

May 20, 2023

5 pm – 7 pm

Safety Information

This event is outdoors. Masks are not required but encouraged for safety and comfort. To help keep the community safe, if you feel sick/unwell, please sit this event out. There will be more opportunities in the near future to experience Grazefully Rooted.

To ensure participant and staff safety, we will practice CDC recommended safety protocols. Masks are required when not eating and drinking. Social distancing is highly encouraged.

Seating is first come, first served. If you intend to sit with other guests, please arrive as close to the same time as possible to select seats. Tables available to seat up to 6 people. Dinner will be served inside family style (only sharing with people who are seated at your table). Dinner is adult only. 

Please let us know of any dietary restrictions when you complete the registration form. 


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