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Heirloom Gardens


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Lisa & Ron Capps
base their Heirloom Gardens enterprise in Cape Fair, Missouri, and sell primarily at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri. They couple grow vegetables, fruits, berries, fruit trees, strawberry plants, and both perennial and annual ornamental plants. And if that weren't enough, they also bring to market baked goods, crafts, and cut flowers.



A Wide Range of Goodies
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We first met Ron and Lisa when they were selling at the new, fledgling James River Farmers Market in Springfield, Missouri, where we caught the above photo and where, on this particular day, Ron grilled some absolutely delicious hamburgers to share with just about everybody.






Tailgating
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Lisa actually ate Ron's cooking.


















The Couple That Grows Heirloom Produce Together...
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...stays together. For Ron and Lisa, it's been 38 years, Ron tells us, and he gives Lisa all the credit. Here's the couple after moving to the Farmers Market of the Ozarks.
"We didn't want to leave [the James River Farmers Market], but we had so much produce and we had to sell it, so we had to come where there are more vendors."







A Rich Harvest
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In late July Ron and Lisa showed up at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks with heirloom tomatoes, peaches, cantaloupes, watermelon, poblanos, candy onion, cucumbers, several kinds of squash, eggplant, hot peppers, bell peppers, and pet salad. What's a poblano, you ask? We just Googled it and found out it's "a mild chili pepper originating in the state of Puebla, Mexico." Aren't you glad you came?





Pet Salad?
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You bet. Although we'd seen our own cats and dogs nibble grass, we had no idea such a thing as a "pet salad" existed until we met Ron & Lisa. We took Ron's word that pets love it and bought some for our cat, name of Amy Winehouse the Cat. She loved it. Ron says the salad is winter wheat and we've since learned that grass contains folic acid, a vital nutrient for cats and dogs, and that it also helps with digestion. Ron and Lisa remain Amy Winehouse the Cat's pet salad connection. Everybody wins.




Human Salad?
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We really like this idea, a big container of delicious Romaine lettuce. All you have to do is snip as needed for those salads. It gets no fresher.














More to Come...
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We really like this couple. They work hard, grow great produce, and have great senses of humor. We'll be following them and will post more on their market offerings. Oh, this picture? It's an extra one of Lisa. It's so nice we didn't want to waste it.





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