Black-owned grocery opens to serve small Delta town – Mississippi Today

WEBB — Marquitrice Mangham didn’t just want to create the grocery store her hometown desperately needed. She wanted to bolster the Delta’s long-struggling food system. Enter Farmacy Marketplace: A neighborhood grocer that isn’t just the first store in decades to offer Webb shoppers fresh meat and produce, but also a steady marketplace for small-scale farmers to sell their crops. Marquitrice Mangham, owner of Farmacy Marketplace, poses for a portrait inside of her grocery store in Webb, Miss., Friday, October 28, 2022.

 

Farmacy Marketplace is the only grocery store in the town. Credit: Eric Shelton/Mississippi Today“A huge amount of food waste goes on in the Delta because everything is so sparsely populated,” said Mangham, who heads the nonprofit that runs the new Tallahatchie County grocery store. “No supermarket business is going to contract you to buy 20 pounds of tomatoes every couple weeks.”

Source: Black-owned grocery opens to serve small Delta town – Mississippi Today

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