City: North Andover, MA, 01845
Email Address: FOODHUB@tufts.edu
Phalla is a New Entry Sustainable Farming Project's Farm Business Course graduate who came to us from Battambang, a western province of Cambodia. Phalla first got involved with New Entry because of her father. She says while she didn't feel farming was always in her blood, it was her father who inspired her to dig deeper. After he passed, Phalla honored his legacy by continuing to farm. Being a principle farmer is hard work, but Phalla says she's lucky to have the help of immediate and extended family. “My mother is my best helper!” she says with enthusiasm. Phalla is the grower and the saleswoman, while her mother is the organizational backbone of the whole operation. Cultural food traditions are the heart of any community, and Phalla helps keep these alive by growing and selling popular Asian vegetables.