13 acres in Fresno, about 180 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Peter and Cha Moua, their son, Chue Yee Moua, and 2 full-time workers, along with occasional help from several other family members and 3 seasonal workers.
The Moua family is originally from Laos; they immigrated to the United States from Thailand in 1987. The Mouas are part of a large community of Hmong people in the Fresno area, many of whom came to the United States to escape persecution from the Lao government (which came under communist rule in 1975) for helping the U.S. during the Vietnam War.
To control pests, they rotate crops and spray weeds with an herbicide. The Mouas hand-pick and pack almost all of their produce the day before they come to market.
To enhance soil fertility, Chue’s Farm mulches, plants cover crops, and uses synthetic fertilizers.