This is Paw Pha. Paw Pha brought plenty of farming experience from Burma when he re-settled in Ithaca as a refugee. The Incubator Farm provided the access to land and training to enable him to grow gongura and other niche Southeast Asian vegetables in the temperate Northeast climate and expand his distribution to Asian markets in cities with larger refugee populations such as Syracuse, Utica, and Buffalo.



Thanks to dedicated supporters like you Paw Pha is in year 3 of farming at with us, and has recruited others from the ethnic Karen community of Ithaca to participate in the Incubator Farm Program.

We have the exciting opportunity to expand our Program -which is now at capacity- to serve more people like Paw Pha in the next growing season but we can’t do it without your help. 

Help new farmers grow their businesses and self-sufficiency.


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