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Posted inRural Health

Eastern North Carolina communities look to map their way out of hunger

By Liora Engel-Smith On his family farm in Edgecombe County, Kendrick Ransome grows good food. With winter not yet over, Ransome, a fourth-generation farmer, cultivates hardy vegetables on roughly 10 acres: collards, mustard greens, turnips and cabbage. In spring and summer, Ransome branches out to other organic crops such as squash, cucumbers, watermelon and cantaloupe. […]