Local Spotlight: The Black Farmer’s Hub and the Importance of Black Agriculture in N.C.

Catherine Wills
Assistant Garden Specialist 

The Poe Center for Health Education’s Assistant Garden Specialist Catherine Wills speaks with local business owner, entrepreneur, and farmer Demetrius Hunter. He is the founder of the Black Farmer’s Hub in Raleigh, North Carolina and Peanut & Zelb’s in Norlina, North Carolina. Watch as Catherine and Demetrius discuss the importance of black agriculture and supporting black-owned and minority-owned businesses, the value of food sovereignty, and how you can make an impact on your community through growing your own food and/or supporting local growers.

You can find more information on Demetrius’ businesses at thesweeterjuice.com or by visiting his two locations:

Black Farmers Hub

1409 Cross St, Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 890-5455

Peanut & Zelb’s

137 Hyco St, Norlina, NC 27563
(919) 796-4776

Want to learn more about supporting local growers and sustainable, diverse farms? Check out these resources:

10 reasons to buy local
How to support sustainable, diverse growers
NC Black Farmers Market (season opens in April)

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