Lay Htoo is originally from Burma and had 24 years of farming experience there. She came to the United States in 2009 with her husband and three sons. She grew with the New Roots for Refugees program beginning in 2010 for only two years, and then became one of the first New Roots graduates to purchase her own land and begin growing independently. Her family bought a house in 2011 with a backyard big enough for a ½ acre garden and she still farms there today. Lay Htoo uses natural, organic practices and grows both traditional American vegetables and special crops that are popular among Burmese and Karen people.
Farm Name: Karen Fresh Garden
Farmer’s Market Locations: Overland Park Farmer’s Market (Sat. and Wed.), KCK Greenmarket @ KCKCC (Thurs.)
Offers: Vegetables/Flowers at Market, CSA shares, Wholesale
Contact: (913) 954-8743