Derrick Beckford

Derrick is a native of Jamaica, an agrarian society. He has farmed his whole life and was taught by his father. For a short time, Derrick lived in Harlem and did roof-top farming. He has since become an Incubator Farmer at KNOX. He’s also taken courses based-on nutrition and farming offered by a local community college. He says, “People are concerned about being independent and having their own produce locally grown.” Derrick looks to develop his own company and brand that provides frozen fresh food to the community.

Read a feature article on Derrick from Oh Snap! Hartford.

 

What to Expect:

  • Tobacco
  • Okra
  • Peppers (Bird, Scotch Bonnette, Hot, Mix)
  • Pumpkins
  • Swiss Chard
  • Cholo
  • Beans (red kidney)
  • Pak Choi
  • Cabbage (red & green)
  • Callaloo
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Scallion
  • Basil
  • Cut Flowers
  • Chives
  • Corn (Sweet)

Where to Find Derrick: