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Long lines of people wait to support Black Farmers' Market in Raleigh

Posted June 28, 2020 3:56 p.m. EDT
Updated June 28, 2020 7:02 p.m. EDT

— Long lines of people waited in the muggy heat with masks on their faces to support local black-owned businesses at the Black Farmers' Market in Raleigh.

Lines began forming around 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon when the Black Farmers' Market opened for business.

"Now more than ever let's come together to support black business and black farmers," read the Facebook event.

'Black joy is resistance' reads a sign at the Black Farmers' Market in Raleigh

According to the Black Farmers' Market map, 26 locally-owned businesses were featured, selling everything from lemonade to skin care to fresh veggies and fruits from black farmers.

Businesses like PorePeople, Zapples, OMG Lemonade, Leola's Kitchen and Utamaduni Uzuru were listed.

Market Safety guidelines

Signs reminding people to wear masks and only walk one direction were placed around the market and on the map, helping keep crowds safe from COVID-19. Organizers published 'Market Safety' guidelines, like maintaining social distancing and utilizing hand washing stations. Vendors wore gloves and masks.

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