African Rice in the Hudson Valley

A local food project of great cultural and historical importance

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Ever Growing Family Farm is engaged in a radically innovative act…

They’re successfully growing rice in the Hudson Valley of New York on otherwise marginal land using traditional methods perfected over centuries by farmers from the Senegambia region of West Africa.

After two successful harvests, it’s time for them to get their own rice milling equipment.

They’re halfway there. Let’s help them get to the finish line on this: Click here to help.

Nfamara Badjie (upper right) and his wife Dawn Hoyte (seated in front) with family and friends

African Rice (oryza glaberrima) a variety of rice independently domesticated and grown in West Africa for centuries long before “globalization.”

African Rice happily growing in the foothills of New York’s Catskill Mountains

Nfamara (left) and his friend and farming partner Moustapha Diedhiou (right.) They’re both from the Jola tribe from the Senegambia region of West Africa which has grown rice in vast quantities since time immemorial.

Vegetables grown in the raised beds around the rice paddies thrive even in dry weather

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