New Roots is a partnership of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Cultivate KC

Meet the Farmer

Beh Paw

Beh Paw is originally from Burma and belongs to the minority group known as “Karen”, which has its own distinct language and culture. She lived in a refugee camp in Thailand before being resettled in the United States in 2007 with her family. Beh Paw began gardening with New Roots for Refugees and finished in just three years- she grew up farming before moving to the United States. She bought a 2.5 acre piece of land in Kansas City, KS with her sister, Pay Lay. Together, they named their business Ki Koko Farms, which means “two sisters” in their native language, Karen. Beh Paw grows both traditional Burmese and American vegetables, the former for her family to consume and the latter to sell at markets.

Farm Name: Ki Koko Farms

Farmer’s Market Locations: Overland Park (Saturdays and Wednesdays), Brookside Farmers’ Market (Saturdays)

Offers: Vegetables/Flowers at Market, CSA shares, Wholesale

Contact: (913) 387-9345