Local church supports Black famers during harvest market

Local church supports Black famers during harvest market

Union Baptist Church hosted a Harvest Farmers Market to support local Black farmers Sunday afternoon on North Trade Street in Winston-Salem.The market started at noon, following the morning worship service at 10 am“During this season of Thanksgiving, we want to bring attention to and support local urban and Black farmers,” said Bishop Sir Walter Mack, senior pastor of Union Baptist Church. African-American farmers make up only 1% of the farming population in the country, said Bishop Mack. He said the church also wants to “provide a venue for farm to table experiences for our community.” Vendors are set to display vegetables, honey-based remedies, teas, therapeutic oils, snacks and more. Mayor Pro Tempore Denise Adams and Council Member Barbara Burke are expected to attend Here is a list of the vendors: Bishop Todd Fulton – Mustard Seed FarmElder Debra Jeter – Mustard Seed FarmCamille Lancaster – The Green HouseTiffany Williams Brooks – Miss Humble B’s HiveVern Switzer – Switzer Family FarmDenise McCollough – Juice Plus+ Tower GardenNallah Muhammad – Afro Agriculture, LLCSimon Green Atkins Community GardenOld Salem African Heirloom Seed display

Union Baptist Church hosted a Harvest Farmers Market to support local Black farmers Sunday afternoon on North Trade Street in Winston-Salem.

The market started at noon, following the morning worship service at 10 am

“During this season of Thanksgiving, we want to bring attention to and support local urban and Black farmers,” said Bishop Sir Walter Mack, senior pastor of Union Baptist Church.

African-American farmers make up only 1% of the farming population in the country, said Bishop Mack.

He said the church also wants to “provide a venue for farm to table experiences for our community.”

Vendors are set to display vegetables, honey-based remedies, teas, therapeutic oils, snacks and more.

Mayor Pro Tempore Denise Adams and Council Member Barbara Burke are expected to attend.

Here is a list of the vendors:

  • Bishop Todd Fulton – Mustard Seed Farm
  • Elder Debra Jeter – Mustard Seed Farm
  • Camille Lancaster – The Green House
  • Tiffany Williams Brooks – Miss Humble B’s Hive
  • Vern Switzer – Switzer Family Farm
  • Denise McCollough – Juice Plus+ Tower Garden
  • Nallah Muhammad – Afro Agriculture, LLC
  • Simon Green Atkins Community Garden
  • Old Salem African Heirloom Seed display

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