Lay Htoo was one of the first four graduates of the New Roots for Refugees program, growing vegetables, flowers and herbs on one-half acre at the home she purchased in Kansas City, KS. In her home country of Burma, Lay Htoo was a farmer. She is happy to have used her skills to make a new life for herself and her family in Kansas City. She grows a wide variety of crops, including those familiar to U.S. customers, as well as unique vegetables from Burma. She's even started experimenting with growing papayas! In addition to selling at the Overland Park Farmers Market, Lay Htoo sells to her Burmese community and to her neighbors who drop by to see what is growing!