A city-supported market in the midst of what's considered a Winston-Salem food desert is set to reopen for the season Friday.

The Liberty Street Market off of U.S. 52 provides a space for local urban farmers in an area where there are few supermarkets. And this year, it's expanding.

Moriah Gendy is a food resilience program manager for the city of Winston-Salem. She says this year's market will have a longer season and will be weekly instead of every other week. 

“People are beginning to really think of the market as an accessible entry point to both sell their produce and for people in that neighborhood to actually be able to access healthy and nutritious foods,” she says.

The market opened in 2014 with the support of the City of Winston-Salem and the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem. It is scheduled to run on Fridays through September and SNAP/EBT is accepted.

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