A new grocery store is set to open soon in Norlina, and its owners say shoppers will be able to fill their baskets with locally grown produce as well as other food staples.
Warren County residents Demetrius Hunter and LaTonya Andrews-Hunter invite the community to the soft opening of Peanut and Zelb’s, located at 137 Hyco St. in downtown Norlina on Saturday, Mar. 25 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Inspired by their community involvement and food aggregation experience, and with the success of their first store, the Black Farmers Hub in Raleigh, the Hunters were driven to open their second store a little closer to their roots.
It’s a unique name with a unique inventory providing a niche product for all to enjoy. Along with the local produce and food staples, the store will be stocked with coffee, teas and cold-pressed drinks, all in a friendly environment with free WiFi.
The name Peanut and Zelb’s is inspired by the parents of both Latonya and Demetrius. Hunter’s father, Zelb, delivered local Johnston County produce by mule and cart to the Wake County area, and LaTonya’s mother Carolyn “Peanut” Drew-Andrews of Warren County was an educator in Wake County and a community champion.
“We are committed to tackling the challenges of food justice in areas with limited access to healthy options,” said Demetrius Hunter. “We hope to increase equity in farming and food access and to be a diverse market for the community of Warren County.”
Peanut and Zelb’s stakeholders will include members of the community – producers and employees. Consumers have the option to shop at the store or enjoy the convenience of home deliveries. The cost for a subscription is $60 per quarter.
For more information about Peanut and Zelb’s, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090870609835&mibextid=LQQJ4d.