We are Jabril Abdi, Seynab Ali, Mohamed Abukar, and Batula Ismail. We came to Lewiston, Maine in the mid-2000s as refugees from Somalia and started farming in Lisbon. Our people are farmers and we have always fed our country. Now we are growing food for our new communities in Southern Maine.

In 2016, after 10 years of farming in Lisbon, New Roots Cooperative was officially formed. At this time, we began farming a 30-acre farm on College Street in Lewiston. Since then, we have been nurturing this land and growing vegetables for our loyal CSA and farmer’s market customers as well as other organizations in the surrounding community. We are grateful for the support we have received from you, our community, and other organizations throughout Maine.

It is now time to move forward with our biggest endeavor to date-purchasing our farmland! We are counting on your support to make it happen.

Your support of this fundraising campaign will enable us to continue growing and pursuing our goals which include:

– Purchasing the 30-acre parcel that we have been farming and developing since 2016
– Opening up areas of the land not currently suitable for farming in order to improve the scale of our operations
-Completing soil amendments necessary for long-term sustainability and health of the land
-Completing improvements and upgrades necessary to utilize the land to its full capacity

We are grateful for your support and look forward to continuing to provide you with delicious, fresh, local, chemical-free vegetables for many years to come!

We invite you to follow along on Instagram and Facebook as we share our journey and our successes along the way.

Thank you for your support!

The New Roots Cooperative Farmers,
Jabril, Seynab, Mohamed & Batula

Thank you for all you do and for all your contributions.

Donations can be made through Go Fund Me.

We also accept donations directly through Paypal or by check.

Checks can be made out to New Roots Cooperative and sent to:

PO Box 2142, Lewiston, Maine 04241.

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