Green Heffa Farms, co-founded by Clarenda “Cee” Stanley, is not only a farm, but also a tea company, a natural health brand, and an educational resource. Raised largely by maternal grandparents who taught her to always grow organically, conscientiously, and consciously – Cee was taught to honor and respect the land. While from an agrarian family in Alabama’s Black Belt, Cee did not see herself as a farmer.
Nevertheless, in 2018, she created Green Heffa Farms. In 2019, Cee found herself being solely responsible for Green Heffa Farms and from there, she began to re-imagine the legacy she wanted to leave for her children and grandchildren. There is an old sharecropper’s cabin from the 1850s on the farm that she restored to have dedicated space to blend her herbs and expand storage capacity. During the restoration, she commissioned an original mural from local artist Georgia Tardy. “ [The Cabin] has come a long way, figuratively and literally. It’s the cultural flip for us.” – Cee Stanley.
“We Grow Slow So We Don’t Owe”
Green Heffa Farms seeks to defy stereotypes and remove barriers for others who are turning to farming for a different quality of life and want to live well while doing good for others by growing high-quality crops with an ecological consciousness. Cee encourages other black farmers to start small, gather considerable resources, and borrow as little as possible to reduce the amount of debt when starting a farm. Check out her Youtube page here to learn more in-depth about her business and advice for small farmers.
Organically grown. Sustainably Sourced Teas.
The plants used in Green Heffa Farm’s teas are organically grown and sustainably sourced are those with strong cultural connectivity that Cee has studied voraciously. RICH AUNTEA Herbal Tea is a divine blend of butterfly pea flower, hibiscus, and lemongrass that will beautify your skin and spirit. SANITEA Herbal Tea combines citrusy, refreshing lemon balm with damiana, a lesser-known but equally powerful plant partner, to create a blend that both calms and brightens your spirit. FIXITEA Herbal Tea is a luxuriously lavish blend of hibiscus, peppermint, and rose petals that balance and purify you from the inside out. To purchase or learn more about Green Heffa Farms teas click here.