HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The NAACP is making sure families trapped in food deserts get access to fresh food with the help of black and brown farmers.
On Saturday, the organization sponsored the "Bountiful Land Food For All Farmers Market" in High Point on East Washington Dr. There was also one in East Greensboro.
The president of the NAACP High Point branch, James Adams, said it's crucial for these communities to obtain fresh produce.
"If we don't have fresh foods, we have issues at work, we have issues at home, and primarily we have issues at school," Adams explained.
Adams told us in the last three years their community in High Point has lost three different super markets, which has made fresh produce scarce. Luckily, the farmers market is giving residents an opportunity to access it.
Black farmer, Clarence Duboas told us not only does he plan to continue returning to the farmers market, but he also plans on educating the community on growing their own.
“Our plan is to start a community garden here in this neighborhood so the community can come out and be a part of growing and reaping the benefits of being their own, being in charge of their health as well," Duboas said.
The group plans on having these farmers markets every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Christmas 2020. They are also looking to have more black and brown farmers attend.
To be involved, you can call the NAACP's High Point branch at (336) 887-2470.