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Long Island Farmworkers Launch Cooperative

Local immigrant farmworkers have formed a cooperative to grow and sell their own plants.

It’s a step toward taking control of their own destiny with an ownership stake in a business enterprise, say founders of the Long Island Farmworkers Cooperative, some of whom have been laborers on farms here for decades.

“It’s empowering for all farmworkers,” said Long Island Farmworkers Cooperative cofounder and director Juan Antonio Zuñiga at a grand opening celebration of the co-op’s market yesterday in Riverhead.

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