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.

45 Graduates

Of the 45 farmers who graduated through the New Roots program, 31 still grow food and 25 continue to grow and sell in the KC metro.

12.5 Acres

New Roots graduates currently farm 12.5 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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Shop from New Roots farmers and graduates at local farmers markets across the greater Kansas City metro.

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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.

Crop Varieties
Farm Share Customers
Training Farmers
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Recent Blog Posts

New Roots Program Expands & Rebrands

Feature from the main Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas blog

Support Refugee Farmers by Purchasing a New Roots Farm or Flower Share

Feature from the main Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas blog

Where We Farm

New Roots is expanding and rebranding! As we celebrate the program’s 15-year anniversary, we are excited to announce an expansion and name change from New Roots for Refugees to simply “New Roots.”⁠ Learn more about why we are making this change and check out our new logo, website, and blog at the link in our bio. ⁠
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May just got started but did you know New Roots hosts public tours on the last Wednesday of every month? It's true! Come see where the magic happens by registering at the link in our bio. ⁠
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Happy Friday. Keep calm and carrot on.⁠
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