WHO ARE THE VENDORS?
Our vendors make this market possible!
Many of our vendors are from East Oakland, especially the Castlemont Neighborhood. They sell fresh produce, t-shirts, jewelry and much more.
Anyone can be a vendor!
Anyone can be a vendor! There is a thriving culture of entrepreneurship and the arts in East Oakland. There are many small-scale entrepreneurs who are selling clothing, jewelry, produce and other goods with dreams of developing their businesses further.
Our vendors are:
• East Oakland residents – many of them from the Castlemont neighborhood
• Local entrepreneurs – with different levels of business experience who have products or services to sell at the market.
Beauty & Brains Tee by Lysha Fuqua
Lysha Fuqua created Beauty & Brains Tee Boutique in 2016. It all started from the “Black Women are Smart” tee which was influenced by the U.S. Census statistic that black women are the most educated group in the United States. She felt a t-shirt was the perfect way to show pride.
Beauty & Brains’ Tee’s purpose is to create t-shirts with statements that are prideful, yet versatile enough to worn to church, work, school, a night out on the town or simply just a day out and about. Their goal is to be part of every smart and beautiful woman’s wardrobe.
Stay connected: www.beautyandbrainstees.com
Cassandra Hughes & Daughters Without Dads
Daughters Without Dads is delighted to be a part of the Castlemont Community Market where they have sold jewelry as a vendor since 2015.
Daughters Without Dads, " Tragedy to Triumph" founded by
Cassandra Hughes in 2014 offers a 8-10 week curriculum with a variety of activities to family members suffering from loss of a loved one or experiencing crisis. DWD is located in Castlemont neighborhood.
Stay connected: Daughters Without Dads
Goddess Jewelry by Nakia Dillard
Goddess Jewelry provides authentic handmade jewelry items and creativity services to women to support their inner and outer beauty so that they can enhance and elevate their creativity and honor their Divine self within.
Goddess Jewelry includes a variety of handmade unique earrings, rings, bracelets and crowns that are made using copper wire, silver, brass, African print cloth, cowrie shells and more.
Stay connected: Goddess Jewelry
Facebook: Goddess Jewelry
WholeEnergy by Patrice Johnson
WholeEnergy is an online cosmetics company based out of Antioch California in the San Francisco Bay Area, we create natural and organic, holistic self-care products with your overall health in mind. We are also vending in local communities around the bay area. Our mission is to promote holistic health, awareness of self, and facilitate the process of healing. Our cosmetics are created with natural and organic ingredients to ensure better quality products on the market. We create our products with your every day needs, and specific issues in mind.
Stay connected: Wholeenergy
This market is put together by many committed partners!
Youth UpRising hosts the Castlemont Community Market. YU is committed to community transformation powered by youth leadership development.
YU Social Enterprise department hosts its own small businesses employing youth from the community as well as supporting entrepreneurship among youth.
Best Babies Zone
The Best Babies Zone (BBZ) Initiative is an innovative, multi-sector approach to reducing infant mortality and racial disparities in birth outcomes and improving birth and health outcomes by mobilizing communities to address the social determinants that affect health. The BBZ vision is that all babies are born healthy, in communities that enable them to thrive and reach their full potential.
Alameda County Public Health Department
Alameda County Public Health Department has an array of programs and services designed to protect the health and safety of County residents. The backbone of Public Health includes assessments of the health status of residents, disease prevention and control, community mobilization and outreach, policy development, education, and assurance of access to quality medical and health care services.
Castlemont High School
Castlemont High School's vision is to produce a cadre of leaders prepared to lead social change in their communities and beyond. Castlemont believe's that education is essential to creating a just, equitable and democratic society where communities are safe, healthy, economically sustainable, beautiful places to live.
Mandela Market Place is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local residents, family farmers, and community-based businesses to improve health, create wealth, and build assets through cooperative food enterprises in low-income communities.
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation is a nonprofit community development organization celebrating 40 years of building healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods in Oakland and the greater East Bay. We develop and manage high quality affordable apartments and homes, retail spaces for local small businesses and community centers, while fostering increased economic opportunities for low-income families and individuals
buildOn’s service learning programs mobilize students in challenging urban areas to lift up their communities through intensive local service. We run service programs at 50 high schools in seven US regions: Chicago, Detroit, New York, the Bay Area, Philadelphia, Boston and Connecticut.
Check out some photos from past markets!