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This week at RFAM, we have Boot Camp at 8:30am with SFX, and a special POP kid's tent with Bee Wild Honey! Our featured farmer this week is Kao Her of Her Produce (scroll below for her story).
We'd also like to welcome Autumn and Emmett Haga, two local kids who will be selling homemade baked goods and cards. The two have been coming to the Roswell Farmers' Market for years. When they found out that our trailer and supplies were stolen, they wanted to do something to help. Come on out and support them and the market!
Boot Camp Details: This (weather-permitting) hour-long class starts at 8:30 AM, bright and early. Ages 13 and up (minors must be accompanied by a guardian). Please bring water, towel, a positive attitude. Mats aren't required but are helpful.
Acworth, Georgia Find at RFAM on the lower lot side, next to Paula's Zzerts
What Makes Her Unique: Kao enjoys selling healthy, fresh, and home grown produce and specialty vegetables. Her products are unique because she selectively picks vegetables that are in their optimal cooking stage (ie. tender vegetables only) to sell to her customers. Kao is always experimenting with planting new vegetables. This fall, she will be experimenting with growing saffron flowers, so please stay tuned for next fall season for some saffron spices!
Her Produce Background: Kao grew up on a farm in Laos and eventually owned a farm where she and her husband tilled the land and tended livestock. Kao's current farm is in her backyard. She first moved to Georgia back in 2005 and started her own small garden. She had leftover produce that her family didn't consume, so she started selling her produce at farmers' markets. Ever since then, Kao continues to expand her backyard garden and now has two green houses that her husband built. Kao's favorite vegetable is baby bok choy!
In Hot Water: Georgia can get exceptionally hot, so make sure to let the water run from the hose for a few minutes before watering your plants. One time we forgot to this and boiled our vegetables!