Somali Bantu community and Mi’kmaq Nation in Maine build ties with inaugural food exchange

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Somali Bantu refugees began arriving in Maine about 20 years ago, fleeing civil war in their home country. Many have put down roots in central Maine, where several hundred people cultivate plots on a community farm. This year, Somali Bantu farmers offered two pallet loads of produce to members of the Mi’kmaq Nation, in a first of its kind food exchange. Maine Public Radio’s Ari Snider has the story.

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