immigrant community

Providence Farm Collective Puts Down New Roots

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Through the collective work of over 230 local lmulti-generational families, living in Buffalo with roots in Africa and Southeast Asia, Providence Farms has grown to a 37-acre cooperative not for profit farm, and is on track to provide upwards of 80,000 pounds—40 tons—of fresh produce that will make its way to local markets like the East Aurora Co-op Market and the West Side Bazaar and into the food deserts of Buffalo.

Expanding Farm Operations in WNY Support Immigrant Communities

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Begun in East Aurora, Providence Farm provides immigrant and underserved urban populations with an opportunity to farm and provide fresh produce and traditional foods at little or no cost for their communities. On Thursday, May 20, the EA Co-op presented Providence Farm Collective’s (PFC) farm mentor Mahamud Mberwa with the proceeds of a fundraiser held in April to mark the fourth anniversary of the operation’s beginning.