40 years later Cambodian refugee produce business thrives

Phalla Nol’s success is rooted in early lessons that hard work and smarts pay off. Seeing the potential to expand her business even further by growing produce herself, in 2014, Nol leased an acre and a half in Boxborough. She sold at the Lowell Farmers’ Market that first year, keeping her work as a courthouse and hospital translator and broker for wholesale markets. As for the farm, she says, “I loved it . . . When I taste something . . . that you grow yourself and the one you bought in the supermarket, it’s not the same.”

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