New Roots at White Rock Local Market
In several cities across the country including Dallas, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is helping refugees put down “new roots” by growing and selling nutritious food.
In July, IRC in Dallas New Roots gardeners established a Farm Stand and have begun selling locally grown produce at White Rock Local Market (whiterocklocalmarket.com).
Okra, pumpkins, pumpkin vine tips, bitter melon, Malabar spinach and Chinese long beans are among the fruits and vegetables you can purchase from refugees that have made Dallas their new home.
White Rock Local Market (WRLM) is a nonprofit farmers market where local farmers, ranchers, and artisans sell directly to the area’s East Dallas neighborhood. WRLM is held twice a month – the second and fourth Saturday –beginning at 8am until 1pm. Stop by the New Roots Farm Stand at WRLM on the second and fourth Saturday of each month and help build a health future for refugee families – and for us all.
To become a volunteer in New Roots in Dallas initiative, email VolunteerDallas@Rescue.org.