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New Roots Farm

Many refugees and other New Americans come to the U.S. with backgrounds in agriculture. New Roots, a farmer training and food access initiative of the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, provides these communities with a way to reconnect with land, grow culturally appropriate vegetables, and leverage their farming skills to earn supplemental income.

New Roots farmers earn income through produce sales to local schools, restaurants and Whole Foods Markets in Utah. They also operate three workplace CSA’s, delivering vegetable shares to employees of partnering businesses. New Roots founded and continues to operate and sell at the Sunnyvale Farmers Market and new for 2019, New Roots Farmers Market at Central Park.     

New Roots farmers grow a number of crops familiar to the American palate, including Beets, Carrots, Heirloom Slicing Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, Kale, Spring Mix, a variety of  Peppers, and Eggplant. Additionally, they grow speciality ethnic crops like African Eggplant, Aleppo Peppers, Amaranth Greens, Molokhia (Egyptian Spinach), Thai Chili Peppers, Tatume Squash, and long beans, among others.

All proceeds from sales go to the program’s 35+ farmers who originate from Sudan, Burma, Bhutan, Chad, Somalia, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The farmers collectively manage 15 acres of leased land spread throughout Salt Lake County.

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Wilkerson Farm

Wilkerson Farm is a seasonal, organic farm located in Orem, Utah.  Our mission is to provide our community with healthy food and family fun.
Our specialty is root crops like potatoes, carrots, & beets. We do grow a wide variety of others veggies, and work with local growers to offer fruits.
In the Fall, we open our annual fair and pumpkin patch with a corn maze, carnival rides, hayrides, and more.

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Reviews

Knowledgeable, professional, locally owned farm. Such a great part of the community! We loved visiting.

Heidi King,

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Have loved visiting this place. We bought the best watermelon here. It was delicious!! Will continue to come buy produce here. 🙂 the fall fair activities was fun too. Really good corn maze.

Diana Ballard,

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Our family went to their pumpkin patch/corn maze and had a magical night! The staff was so friendly and accommodating! The rides were fun, the activities were great, and it was just the right size for our family to really enjoy without feeling overwhelmed and crowded! The grandchildren were in heaven and even my grown children had a ball! We left with a little pumpkin for each of the kids and everyone was thrilled! Thank you for providing a great night!

Darci Maly Facer,

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