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Fresh markets, microfarms for all: How a Black farmer in Los Angeles is making a difference

Fresh markets, microfarms for all: How a Black farmer in Los Angeles is making a difference

Sherri McGee McCoveySpecial to USA TODAY

Jamiah Hargins is serious about eradicating food inequity in South Los Angeles's Black and brown communities. It is a passion that arose out of necessity and a sense of desperation.

“When I found out I was going to become a father I looked around my community and realized we were in the middle of food apartheid,” he says. “I felt powerless and did not want there to be any surprises or disruptions to her peaceful, happy upbringing.”

Fresh markets, microfarms for all: How a Black farmer in Los Angeles is making a difference