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

Meet the Farmer

Thoria Maria

Originally from Burma, Thoria Maria moved to the US with her husband and children after living in Thailand for many years. Maria is famous (or maybe infamous!) for her hot chilis! Maria graduated from the New Roots training program in 2020 and now sells at Lee’s Summit Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. She also contributes to the New Roots CSA.