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Meet a Texas asparagus farmer: Tommy Elliott

By Jessica Domel Driving down the rural roads of Comanche County, it’s almost easy to miss the vibrant green spears of asparagus growing in farmer Tommy Elliott’s fields. Their short stature pales in comparison to the peach trees blooming nearby, but that doesn’t affect Elliott’s appreciation for the crop or the care that they’re given. [...]

A film for farmers and foodies

By Jessica Domel Knowing that I often blog about food and food-related issues here, a friend of mine asked me a few months ago to sit down with her and my dad and watch a documentary on the food industry and American farmers and ranchers. My dad got about halfway through the film before walking [...]

Meet a Texas spinach farmer: Ed Ritchie

By Julie Vrazel Spinach—the vegetable made popular by the fast-talking, squinty-eyed Popeye the Sailor Man—is packed with nutrients and grown right here in the Winter Garden area of Southwest Texas. This leafy, green crop is spread over 3,500 acres and grown by 14 farmers in this region of the Lone Star State. Ed Ritchie, a [...]

Meet a Texas Angora goat farmer: Gary Speck

By Julie Vrazel Taking a drive through the Hill Country and West Central Texas offers more than beautiful landscapes. It shows a glimpse into the area's unique commodity–mohair. This luxurious, strong fiber comes from Angora goats and makes up a significant portion of the agricultural economy in the Edward’s Plateau and the Hill Country. With [...]

November 12, 2013|Categories: Featured, Meet a Farmer, Texas Products|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

It’s pumpkin season!

By Jessica Domel This morning as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I couldn't help but notice that the majority of my friends were excited about a spiced pumpkin coffee drink, a pumpkin-scented candle, new pumpkins they had purchased for decorating their homes and the return of the pumpkin patch at a local church [...]

October 8, 2013|Categories: Meet a Farmer, Specialty Crops|Tags: , , , |0 Comments