Eggplant, beans, broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, carrots, herbs, mustard greens, onions, potatoes, peas, roselle, Brussels sprouts
I began farming in Burma (Myanmar), my country of origin, when I was very young, learning by helping my parents on their farm. After we fled to the refugee camp in Thailand, I was able to continue growing vegetables on a 50' x 50' plot near the river. My favorite vegetables to grow are Asian vegetables, including long beans, carrots, chilies and Asian eggplant, and I am excited to share these with you! I think you'll also enjoy the more traditional American crops that I grow. I am so happy to be a Global Greens farmer and to continue doing something that both reminds me of home and allows me to connect with community members in my new home! There are currently 25 families of farmers from Bhutan, Burma, Burundi and Rwanda farming at Lutheran Services in Iowa’s Global Greens Farm. Global Greens Farm is a four acre incubator farm located in West Des Moines, and all produce grown there is Certified Naturally Grown. Global Greens provides individuals who immigrated as refugees the opportunity to reconnect to the land through farming. The program provides three to five years of land use, marketing assistance and farming advice to the farmers on their way to becoming independent business owners. Ta Kaw Htoo is in her first year of the Global Greens program.
Browse through our Products for Sale
Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
All produce is Certified Naturally Grown. Global Greens Farm represents a fusion of modern technology with old world farming practices (aka lots of human power). Aside from the initial tilling of the land in April, all farming is done by hand.
Highlights this Month
Come see us in person at the LSI Global Greens Farmers' Market - Saturdays, 9:30 - 2:30!