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They Turned This Miami Church Into a Farm

And now their produce is available at Whole Foods

By Carlos Frías
Miami Herald
April 06, 2018


St. Simon’s Episcopal church was going broke. It’s a tiny squat building on 4 acres of land in south Miami-Dade County, with a tiny congregation. That’s when a new member of the congregation, Moses Kashem, came up with an idea. A young farmer, he Emily Michot
Moses Kashem had a crazy idea — or so everyone else thought.

The son of a Muslim Indian father and a Catholic Italian mother, he wanted to turn the four unused acres surrounding a Miami Episcopal church into an urban organic farm.

His vision was that it could provide income for St. Simon’s Episcopal church, for him, and, eventually, it would provide fresh produce at your local Miami grocery store.

That day is here.

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