Mar 05, 13
By Amanda Hill
Even in the midst of cold winter weather, Texans can get a taste of fresh, juicy citrus fruits grown right here in the Lone Star State. Did you know that Texas citrus farmers grow grapefruit from November through March each year?
Meet Dale Murden, a South Texas citrus farmer. Dale has grown fruit in Monte Alto, Texas, since 1980, and you can find his crops both in the fresh produce aisle and with the canned fruit in your local grocery store. In this Meet a Farmer segment, Dale gives us a look at his South Texas citrus crop.
Jan 20, 12
By Kelly Bogard
I’ve started receiving recipes from Texas Farm Bureau members and others who read our blog. I must say, you all are very creative!
Barbara Steidinger of Dripping Springs sent me the recipe for her Rio Star Grapefruit Pie, which I thought would be perfect for this week. You see, it’s all about grapefruit—specifically, Rio Red grapefruit grown right here in Texas! January is the height of harvest for this wonderful citrus beauty. It’s sweet, tart and has a rich coral color—hence the name. Barbara’s family grew grapefruit in the valley of Texas for more than 40 years, and she’s made this particular pie for several important people, including a few Texas governors when they were in office. And as a bonus, Monday is National Pie Day!