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GG Farms

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Gary Moua

Farmland

16 acres in Fresno, about 180 miles from the market.

Farm History

Fleeing to Thailand and then the United States along with thousands of other Laotian refugees to escape the Vietnam War, Dirksen and Chee Moua immigrated to Fresno in the 1980s. Like many other refugees in the Hmong diaspora, the Mouas, who had some prior knowledge of farming, began growing produce as MNC Moua Farm. Their son, Gary, has since begun his own farm, GG Farms. Despite the hard work and long hours—they do all of the labor themselves—the Mouas remain dedicated to growing a diverse variety of crops for Asian communities and beyond, such as kabocha squash, lemongrass, bitter melon, opo, sinqua, and Thai chilies. Focusing on Asian vegetables has helped the Mouas define their niche at the farmers market.

Fun Fact

Some of the most popular Asian crops the Mouas get requests for are eggplant, bitter melon, and moringa leaves, which are native to Africa and Asia and known to be high in protein, vitamins A and C, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, and potassium.

Location


Fresno, California

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