Netzer Farms

Colorful crowdsColorful crowds
Kevin and Dejean Sullinger were running the Netzer Farms booth at the Farmer's Market when we caught this photo. Their organic produce often drew colorful crowds.
Organic tomatoesOrganic tomatoes
Pesticide-free tomatoes almost always are less than perfect in appearance, but this Texas variety from Netzer Farms appears to be the exception. At right, some organic summer squash.
Canner tomatoesCanner tomatoes
Another Netzer attraction: a bargain box of delicious canner tomatoes.
Pick 'n choosePick 'n choose
Extra-fresh from the garden: several varieties of onions and potatoes.
Organically grown produce is often more expensive. Not so with these bigger-than-normal cucumbers, obviously very much at home in a genuine, organic bushel basket.
Netzer Farms brought its garden-fresh okra to market in late August.
'Shawnee' blackberries'Shawnee' blackberries
Netzer's 'Shawnee' blackberries last about as long at market as it takes customers to see them on the table. It's no wonder, as this berry is famed for its large size, glistening black color, soft texture, and excellent fruity flavor. You could almost call it a home town blackberry, as it was developed at the University of Arkansas.
Food and flowers, tooFood and flowers, too
While produce is its main stock in trade, Netzer Farms also grows some some colorful flowers. They even give away some scarlet salvia, as shown.
Texas BluebellTexas Bluebell
Also known as Prairie Gentian, Lisianthus, or Eustoma grandiflorum, this Netzer Farms offering is an exceptionally lovely plant rarely found in this size.
Roland Netzer and BookRoland Netzer and Book

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