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You can support Black owned businesses and local agriculture all in one stop

Oakwood Farms Market is not only Black owned, but it also sells fresh produce from the Oakwood Farm, which happens to be located right across the street.
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Oakwood Farms Market provides locally sourced produce to the community

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Oakwood University as many know, is an HBCU, they not only educate their students, but they also work to serve the community.

Just across the street from the university is the Oakwood Farms Market.

Inside the market are products from the university, which provides a way to support not only local agriculture but Black owned businesses as well, since the market is locally sourced and Black owned.

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"The importance of supporting our Black businesses, that is a big concern for us as well, because it helps to build the stability of our community, but it shows that, everyone working together, for a common goal, will be able to achieve that goal," said said Oakwood University Director of Health Campus Lisa Dalrymple.

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We're also told the university supports diversity and the right to work. At the Oakwood Farms, there are workers of all ethnicities.

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