Dawn Hoyte

Ever-Growing Family Farm is owned and operated by Dawn Hoyte, husband Nfamara Badjie, and family. We grow heritage varieties rice from around the world, utilizing organic methods, informed by African rice-farming traditions. In 2014, Dawn told Nfamara he was crazy when he said their wet clay soil would be great for growing rice. But she did some research and found varieties of rice adaptable to the northeast. Dawn applied her knowledge of farming in zone 4 to Nfamaraā€™s expertise farming rice Gambia and it worked! We send 10 percent of our profits to feed folks in Africa. Our mission is to expand and improve production, cultivate community, and further local food security. We are committed to Agri-Cultural educationā€”teaching about rice cultivation and sharing the tradition Jola methods and culture.

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