With over 20 years of farming experience and a commitment to helping their community live well by eating well, proud Nigerian immigrants Temitope (Tope) Fajinbesi and her husband Niyi planted the roots of Dodo Farms in Montgomery County, Maryland, in 2018. They grow seasonal vegetables such as spinach, kale, potatoes, broccoli, and lettuce.
As a Certified Naturally Grown produce operation, Dodo Farms utilize sustainable practices when it comes to the care of their produce. Tope and Niyi rely heavily on the methodology of their ancestors and look to practices that prioritize human health and land stewardship. “We are proud immigrants from Nigeria who are honored to stand on the shoulders of our enslaved ancestors who tilled the land hundreds of years before our arrival.” Tope shares.
Foodshed Capital is happy to offer Dodo Farms a 0% interest loan to purchase an on-farm vehicle to help transport produce between cold storage, original acreage, and new acreage under cultivation in 2023.