They are makers, thriving higher, eating royal, and inviting others to join them
Meet plant-based “makers” Elyse Dorsey and Kenniece Webber of King's Market Royal Goods
Elyse Dorsey and Kenniece Webber are plant-based “makers” in Baton Rouge who provide knowledge, products, and services to help others maintain optimum health. The pair consistently brings their King’s Market Royal Goods to area festivals, farmer’s markets, and vegan events, as well as offering hand-to-hand delivery.
According to MakerFreedom.com, “Maker” is a broad term for a person who makes things using skill and creativity. It appropriately defines the work of Dorsey and Webber who provide homemade, plant-based meals—like collard wraps, lentil soup, and quinoa bowls—and treats like homemade walnut candy.
Weekly, they provide Farm-to-Table produce delivery, Taco Tuesdays made of lettuce and lentils, and Community Meal Preps which are live demonstrations on the @kingsmarket_royalgoods Instagram page. There, Dorsey—a mother of three— provides step-by-step instruction and interacts with followers while preparing her family’s plant-based meals for the week. Their King's Market Farm-to-Table service supports local farmers in and near Clinton, La. by delivering their fresh produce to families throughout East Baton Rouge parish.
They said their goal is to encourage other families to start preparing and enjoying more home-cooked meals. “We are creating a healthier Louisiana one day at a time and you are all welcome to be part of the growing plant-based community,” Dorsey said.
The King’s Market Royal Goods’ motto is “We are all makers, thriving higher, eating royal.” It is a message they share with every customer.
“Thrive higher means to flourish or progress higher than you can imagine (as a result of) your optimum health,” said Dorsey.
Last month, they joined Adornleaf Tea Co. for a Harvest Time Tea at The Red Shoes in Baton Rouge to share that message. The casual, high tea experience included an alkaline vegan meal prepared by King’s Market Royal Goods and Adornleaf’s organic handmade herbal teas. Dorsey, Webber, and Rachel Jackson, owner of Adornleaf, discussed how these plant-based meals and teas can support wellness and abundance.
Collard wraps are one of Kings Market and Royal Goods’s staple meal offers. Large collard green leaves are wrapped and packed with lentils, vegetables, onions, and herbs. Adjusting to eating healthier does not mean downgrading flavor or texture, Webber said while sharing their lentil soup and cornbread at the Black August Fest hosted by the We3 Kings Culture Corner in Scotlandville.
To eat royal, follow these tips:
1) Surround yourself with people who will keep you accountable. Perhaps someone who is also on the journey to eating healthier by meal prepping, eating the rainbow, and/or thriving off plants.
2) Grow your own food if you have the time. Use buckets if you have limited of space. This will allow you to keep your grocery store temptations at bay. Out of sight out of mind.
3) Support your local farmers. Farmers markets, veggie and/or fruit stands, and farm-to-table programs in your community. It is the best way to avoid much nutrient loss from your produce due to less transportation and handling.
4) Join a local community group in your area whose focus is health. Kings Market Royal Goods offers knowledge and weekly products and services to help you maintain optimum health. They will be at A Taste of Fresh’s No Meat Festival, Jan. 28, from noon to 5pm at 1955 Dallas Drive in Baton Rouge.