Though some of the produce might look exotic, it’s grown right here in Chapel Hill.
On Friday, the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm had its first farmers’ market of the year at the Carrboro Human Rights Center. The farm allows Burmese immigrants and refugees in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area to grow and harvest their own produce while learning about sustainable agriculture.
Last year, the farm started the vegetable subscription program, which brought in $11,287 to directly benefit the refugee farmers.
And this year, residents of Chapel Hill and Carrboro can continue to get weekly produce from the farm due to a recent $8,000 grant from the Resourceful Communities Conservation Fund. The farm will use the grant to fund the farmers’ market and other programming.
Each week, participants will be able to pick up a box of seasonal produce at the Human Rights Center or the Transplanting Traditions farm. Each box costs $20, and the program runs for 20 weeks.