Moua Farm has been in business since 1994 and started off selling only produce at the farmer’s market.
Chao’s parents emigrated from Thailand to the U.S. in 1987. Both were born in the highlands of Laos where they met each other. Chao and Mao is among a generation of the Hmong living in Southeast Asia.
They would share stories to their children about life growing up in poverty, and the only way to survive is farming. Every morning, they would tend to their parents’ acres of land where they grew vegetables to sell at the street market.
Their agricultural skills were carried over here in the U.S. to start their own business in Seattle, WA. When selling flowers became a booming business, Chao and Mao made the decision to cultivate, plant, and grow seasonal flowers to sell in the mid 1990’s.
Many sacrifices were made to become full-time farmers, and with great commitment and optimism, they turned a produce stand into a well-known successful floral business. Their farm is located in Monroe, about 50 miles from Pike Place Market.
You can find Moua Farm on the farm tables in the Market’s main arcade.