This past November, OnMilwaukee reported on a new store called Kujichagulia Producers Cooperative located inside the Sherman Phoenix building, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave, Suite 103.
Kujichagulia – which is the second of the seven principles of Kwanzaa and means "self determination" in Swahili – now offers a monthly box in conjunction with Alice's Garden Urban Farm and Indigo Thyme.
Twenty additional local businesses from the cooperative will also contribute products to the boxes, such as candles, jewelry, snacks, condiments, seasonings, art, cards, journals, clothing, teas and more. Each box will also include a product that's exclusive to box subscribers only.
This first box is available through the Alice's Garden website until Friday, Jan. 8. Boxes can be picked up or delivered, with the shipping and handling fee used to add more merchandise to your box.
"My goal is to help people do what they love and bring their dreams and visions to fruition, whether it's in the form of gardening or business or whatever it may be," says Venice Williams, founder.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.