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New Lewiston farm stand sells food grown by immigrants

A new farm stand, selling food grown by immigrants, is now open in Lewiston. (WGME)

LEWISTON (WGME) – A new farm stand, selling food grown by immigrants, is now open in Lewiston.

Two co-ops re-opened a former farm stand at 996 Sabattus Street Wednesday.

The owners, who came to the U.S. as refugees, say they are creating jobs while growing and selling fresh food in Maine.

"It's refugee farmers from Somalia who are really expanding their businesses and jobs in the community and creating more food access,” food co-op director Jonah Fertig-Burd said. “It's also significant too that this is the first storefront of a cooperative here in Lewiston."

One co-op will be opening their food truck later in the summer, and the farm stand will be the home base for their Somali bantu, farm-to-table cuisine.

The farm stand will be open Monday through Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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