Mama Tu’s Family Farm
4933 Lathrop Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66104
Dena Tu has resided in Kansas City since 2006 with her husband and six children. Dena learned to farm when she was 12 years old and living in her homeland, Burma. She has owned her land since 2008 and grows using organic, sustainable methods. Dena is very involved at the Karen Baptist Church, and enjoys sewing, weaving and cooking. She has a brother, sister, and cousins who help her at the farm and her daughter, Ka Pay Tu helps at the market.
Dena’s reserved personality reflects her quiet strength as a mother, community member and wife. In addition to the vegetables she brings to market, she also grows asian vegetables for her family. She especially loves harvesting hot chilis, the very spicy ones. 2015 is Dena Tu’s 4th year at the market.