Abby's family sold mums during the 2016 market season, but she's her own boss this year. All through the month of October, her parents drop her off with an enormous trailer of mums and let her navigate her own way as the youngest member of the Neosho Farmers Market.
"It’s a little weird, but I get along with everybody and I like working with adults,” she said with a laugh. "It helps me with skills that I’ll need to learn in life, and it’s easier to learn on my own."
She stumbled into the mum business thanks to her uncle, a longtime mum-grower. "He said, 'I think I’m going to get out of the mum business but, Abby, you’re more than welcome to them if you like.'” After mulling over the prospect for a few months, she finally bought his mats and irrigation system and got to work.