Managing a 40-acre diversified farm isn't easy, but having six kids and turning it into a family-wide effort sure helps. When Nandy and Seng Yang decided to buy land outside of Granby, Seng agreed to handle the bulk of the farm work. He manages 50 cows and tends 1.5 planted acres of potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, lemongrass, radishes, cilantro, green onions, garlic, sugar cane, and more.
"My husband was raised as a farmer and he's used to it. This is nothing to him -- but torture to me!" says Nandy.
While Seng manages the farm, small chores like watering and weeding are delegated to the kids. Nandy teaches fifth grade during the week but on Saturdays, she sells her family's produce at the Neosho Farmers Market.
"I love it because I don't have to do so much in the garden. The best part about the farmers market is meeting new people and seeing what everybody else has. Just the atmosphere it has is cool.”
Nandy and Seng have sold their organic produce at regional farmers markets for the past three years. In the past, you may have seen them at Joplin, Diamond, and Aurora. In addition to the Neosho Farmers Market, they will also be selling at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks in Springfield on Tuesdays and Thursdays.