Meet The DEEP at the Akoma Outdoor Market



Erin Higginbotham, Daniel Harris-Lucas, and Yolanda Romo (left to right above) are members of The DEEP (Deep East Oakland Empowering the People), a worker-owned grocery cooperative dedicated to restoring East Oakland’s community with fresh organic produce, community education, and cooperative economics. As they move toward the goal of opening a brick-and-mortar store, they are popping up at the Akoma Outdoor Market, where there are many fun and delicious things to discover. Check dates at and make your way over to Liberation Park on a Sunday when the lively market is in session. To learn more about The DEEP, visit