March Community Business of the Month #WSBiz

Every month, the Chronicle, Triad Minority Business Expo, Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP and the Winston-Salem Urban League present a community business of the month. Check out this month’s Community Business of the Month. Then follow the effort on social media: #WSBiz

By Busta Brown, W-S Chronicle

The Business of the Month is The Village Produce and Country Store, 4219 N. Liberty St. in Winston-Salem.

I sat down with owners Jerry Anderson and his wife, Paula McCoy, to talk about why they saw the need to bring a fresh produce store to the Twin City.

“We knew that there were many conversations in the city of Winston-Salem around food deserts and food scarcity, and we noticed that this is a food desert because if you’re a mile away from a major grocery store, then that’s considered a food desert.”

The Village Produce and Country Store promotes healthy eating, by providing customers with a variety of foods that give them the nutrients they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They believe that a healthy diet full of nutrients makes you feel great, have more energy, improve your outlook and stabilizes your cont…