Araceli Baez has been part of the Northfield community for more than 15 years. She is originally from the small town of Ojo Zarco, Aguascalientes, Mexico where she grew up watching her dad raise cattle, sheep and rabbits. Her family also cultivated large plantations of alfalfa, corn and potato. Ana, Arturo and Vicky have lived in Minnesota for over 20 years, all originally from Maltrata, Veracruz, Mexico. They too grew up on small family farms and is a livelihood they have missed. Araceli, Ana, Arturo and Vicky have farmed at Sharing Our Roots Farm for the past two years.
Together, they grow many cultural vegetables like garlic, cilantro, jalapenos, and tomatoes to feed their families and share with neighbors. In fact, it was conversations with their group about land access needs back in 2019 that led to the launching of our Community Land Share initiative. An effort that now supports more than a dozen farmers at the Sharing Our Roots Farm.
How To Support Ana, Arturo, Araceli & Vicky
Though Araceli and her group are not selling produce this year, you can support them by
donating to our Community Land Share initiative. Through this program, our team can continue
to provide land access, infrastructure and technical assistance to farmers.