New Roots is a partnership of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Cultivate KC

Local Produce Grown by Kansas City Farmers

New Roots is a training program that empowers refugees, immigrants and English Language Learner farmers to develop sustainable businesses. 

The collaboration between Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Cultivate KC helps individuals with an agricultural background in their home countries adapt to Kansas City climate and culture while supporting their families.

Our trainee and graduate farmers use organic principles and sell their produce to local restaurants, at farmers markets and through Farm Share subscriptions.

Empowering Refugees, Immigrants & English Language Learners

25 Markets

Farmers and graduates sell at 25 markets across the Kansas City metro, including Lawrence, Overland Park, Independence, Parkville, Lee's Summit and Liberty.

46 Graduates

Of the 46 farmers who graduated through the New Roots program, 31 still grow food and 25 continue to grow and sell in the KC metro.

16 Acres

New Roots graduates currently farm 16 acres of land. The Juniper Gardens training farm, which follows organic practices, has quarter-acre to one-acre plots for each trainee farmer.

Purchase our local, sustainably-grown produce

Farm Share

Sign up for weekly vegetable deliveries and enjoy a season's worth of locally grown, fresh produce.

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Markets

Shop from New Roots farmers and graduates at local farmers markets across the greater Kansas City metro.

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Online

During our Farm Share season, we also sell individual produce items available for pickup at local organizations.

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Interested in purchasing wholesale for a restaurant or other retailer? More Details.

2023 STATISTICS
Crop Varieties
3
Farm Share Customers
3
Training Farmers
1
Wholesale Partners
1

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Recent Blog Posts

It’s Almost Farm Share Season!

Feature from the main Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas blog

Farm Classes Wrap Up, New Staff, Eat Local & Organic Expo, and Juniper Gardens Transplant Sale

Where We Farm

Plant sale happening now! The farmers brought some GORGEOUS plants to sell! Come see us!
A few weeks ago, our friends at @drumm4kids invited us out for a farm tour! We learned about season extension, livestock, and so much more! Meeting Hagrid the Hog (he loves ear rubs and lullabies) and holding day-old lambs were definitely the highlights😍! Thank you to Anna and everyone at Drumm Farm for such a magical and educational day! 

Here at New Roots, we schedule farm tours every few weeks so our farmers-in-training can learn a variety of perspectives and strategies to farming. This season we are hoping to see more season extension methods, livestock, and fruit, microgreens, and mushroom cultivation! 

@cultivatekc @catholiccharitiesks #urbanag #seasonextension #midwestfarming #kck
Everyone deserves flowers. The fresh blooms from New Roots are the perfect weekly gift to yourself, your loved one, your beloved pets, a neighbor of whom you're very fond, literally anyone. Be sure to sign up for Flower Share 2024 today!⁠
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Starting at the end of July, receive a weekly bouquet with flowers grown by New Roots farmers at Juniper Gardens Training Farm.⁠
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It works just like the Farm Share-- once you sign up, you select one of 5 convenient locations around the metro to pick it up. ⁠
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The sites for 2024 are:⁠
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-Plexpod Westport⁠
-Black & Veatch HQ, OP⁠
-The Merc, KCK⁠
-Ten Thousand Villages, OP⁠
-City Market, KCMO⁠
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Spots are limited, so be sure to reserve yours at the link in our bio today.⁠
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#newroots #kansascity #urbanagriculture #CSA #Flowers #2024
Time is running out! Be sure to sign up for New Roots Farm Share 2024 soon.⁠
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From May- October you too can receive weekly installments of fresh, seasonal produce grown locally according to organic principles. ⁠
Full and half season shares are available so you can leave on that month long vacation you've been planning and don't have to worry about missing your pick-up.⁠
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This year we have 5 (FIVE!!!) pick up sites around the metro.⁠
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-10,000 Villages in Overland Park⁠
-Black & Veatch HQ in Overland Park⁠
-City Market in KCMO⁠
-Westport Plexpod in KCMO⁠
-The Merc Co-op in KCK⁠
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Check out the pricing at the link in our bio.⁠
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#newroots #kansascity #urbanagriculture #2024 #CSA
DRUM ROLLLLLLLL PLEAAASSSEEEEEEEEE⁠
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The Catholic Charities team is excited to bring on two new staff members this spring.⁠
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First we have the illustrious Craig Howard, who will be taking the coveted Sales Coordinator position. He will be helping New Roots farmers connect with new wholesale and CSA customers, as well as help build relationships with existing markets. Are you interested in learning more about how to buy produce from New Roots farmers? Drop him a line choward@catholiccharitiesks.org.⁠
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Next we have the famed educator, Elizabeth Graham, of Fort Scott legend. She will be taking over the Education and Outreach Coordinator role this April. As such she will be teaching the English for Farming curriculum and working with Cultivate KC staff to hone in Farm Class curriculum. ⁠
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She will also be the point person all of your questions about volunteering with New Roots, so feel free to shoot her an email at egraham@catholiccharitiesks.org.⁠
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Come meet them at the Transplant Sale on April 27th at Juniper Gardens Training Farm, 9:00am-12:00pm. There will be transplants, crafts, and local goods to nibble. ⁠
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#newroots #urbanagriculture #kansascity #2024 #spring #farm #introduction
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