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Meet a Texas rose farmer: Mark Chamblee

By Julie Vrazel Not all farmers grow corn, cotton and grain sorghum. There are lots of specialty farmers, too. Like Mark Chamblee. He wakes up and smells the roses every day. That’s because Mark is a rose farmer in Tyler, where he and his family have been growing roses since 1953. Their nursery, Chamblee’s Rose [...]

Holiday frights & tasty delights

By Jessica Domel Pies, jack-o-lanterns and festivals, oh my! It’s pumpkin time and Texans are lining up for holiday frights and tasty delights. Welcome to Floydada, Pumpkin Capital USA, where up to 1,400 acres are home to 15 to 20 million pumpkins annually. Floydada also is the base of Pumpkin Pyle, a three-generation family farm [...]

October 7, 2014|Categories: Meet a Farmer, Specialty Crops, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , |0 Comments

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

By Julie Vrazel Tangy, yet sweet, aromas fill the air. Bustling customers chat with each other while buying their fruits and vegetables. It’s a social event across the nation that marks the 15th annual National Farmers Market Week. Wondering how to celebrate? Look no further! I’ve pulled together a few ways we can all participate [...]

Fresh fruits, veggies decorate Texas farmers’ markets

By Jessica Domel There's a lot to love about Texas. One of my favorite things about the Lone Star State is the abundance of farmers' markets that have popped up along our scenic countrysides. Last week, I found myself in one particular farmers' market in Northeast Texas just outside of Pittsburg. As I walked through [...]

Meet a Texas rice, crawfish farmer: John Gaulding

By Julie Vrazel Summer get-togethers and crawfish boils go hand-in-hand. And the mudbugs for those events come from crawfish farmers like John Gaulding. Down along the Gulf Coast in Hamshire, Texas, John and his son have been raising crawfish for more than 20 years. Every fall, John floods his fields—filling them with water and creating [...]