Putting Down Roots

How Hmong-American farmers are revitalizing farmers' markets in the Twin Cities

By Stacy Brooks

In the wake of the Vietnam War, thousands of Hmong refugees from Laos and Thailand settled in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Since then, the Hmong-American community has become part of the cultural fabric of the Upper Midwest, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the farmers’ markets of the Twin Cities.

Just a generation or two ago, many M…

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