Bois d’Arc Meat Company
Few farmers have the opportunity to farm land that has been in their family over 160 years. Thomas Locke of Bois d’Arc Meat Company in Windom, TX is one of those fortunate farmers and takes pride in this legacy by embracing the farm practices of yesteryear where natural ecological processes were allowed to occur. The Locke family, farming 160 acres just 90 minutes from Dallas, raise their cattle, pigs, turkeys and hens in a traditional, non-GMO environment– believing that pasture-raised cattle, chickens, turkeys and pigs are happy animals that produce extremely high-quality and healthy foods and eggs. — Windom TX
Family farm, growing and raising everything in the most natural and wholesome way possible. Use: -only organic pest control methods (lady bugs and other carnivorous/beneficial insects). -only natural weed control techniques such as mulching, tarping and physical tillage/removal. -only organic soil amendments such compost, mulching and organic fertilizers. — Irving, TX
Family owned and operated producer of vegetables and melons for 4 generations. Established in 1919 in Tarrant County, then moved 40 miles to the Northwest in 1987 to Boyd, TX. Still carry on the farming trade on 60 acres of Trinity River bottom land. Grow an assortment of vegetables, greens, kale, watermelons and cantaloupes in Wise County. The produce coming from Demases Farm is grown by carefully considering every method used that has been passed down for almost a hundred years, as well as applying the more modern and safe production methods of today. — Boyd, TX
Denton Creek Farm
Fifty miles north of Dallas sits Denton Creek Farm and its 40 acres of the most delicious produce. Keith Copp, patriarch of the family owned farm in Ponder TX, believes that for a fruit or vegetable to provide the most nutrients and best flavors, it should be left on the vine until reaching full ripeness. With this guiding mantra, the Copps harvest their seasonal produce daily so customers can get the freshest produce possible. Their success with these farming practices has led to an additional 9 greenhouses and Denton Creek Farm now offers hydroponically-grown lettuces. The Copps at Denton Creek Farm have delivered their sought after produce to the North Texas area since 2014. — Ponder, TX
Anyone who knows Harry Butaud and Judi Glasgow know they go together like peas and carrots. One needs look no further than their business name to understand their bond. While sitting at the ranch bar with friends one night, the pair established the ranch name as a combination of their first names. “Ju” for Judi and “Ha” for Harry. Harry appealed to call it “HaJu” instead, but the group decided that sounded too much like a sneeze.
Raising beef using sustainable practices, such as rotational grazing on chemical-free pastures. Expanded the ranch to include pork, lamb, rabbit and range-free chicken eggs. The pair also raise and train horses and working dogs. The JuHa Ranch philosophy is simple: practice and spread the principles of sustainable agriculture; conserve and restore all aspects of nature; maintain ecological integrity in all practices; continue their commitment to best practice and improvement; and the ethical and humane treatment of all animals.
Texas Grown, USDA Certified Organic Beef brought straight to you from their East Texas Ranch located in Grand Saline. You will enjoy each steak, roast, burger, or snack pack knowing you are providing your family with quality, wholesome proteins meeting the highest standards of organic production in the United States. Their USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC label tells it all! Third-party inspected and verified. Purchase with confidence and discover the mouth-watering tenderness of “good old-fashioned” Texas ranch-raised beef. — Richardson, TX
Kelley Honey Farm
Family-owned and operated business based out of Arthur City, TX. Their passion for bees grew from more than 100 years of experience in both beekeeping and packing. Converting nectar to honey is a science that honeybees have perfected over centuries and at Kelley’s understand the true delicacy of this liquid gold. They offer products ranging from infused honey, raw liquid honey to pure honey comb! They handle their products with care, reflected in the purity that is our all-natural, raw honey. — Fort Worth, TX
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Lost Ruby Ranch
The name “Lost Ruby Ranch” was given in loving memory of Bill Allen. Bill’s sister, Virginia was a court stenographer at the Nuremberg Trials at the end of WWII. When Virginia returned from Germany, she brought a ruby to give to her only brother, Bill. The ruby was mounted as a ring and graced with a diamond was worn by Bill for many years until it slipped off his finger here at the ranch, never to be seen again. The story of the lost ruby grows larger with time and will someday be so large that we cannot help but trip over it.
Paul has been able to plan building layouts and pasture fencing, for years, while visiting many dairy goat farms in Texas and Oklahoma. Attending several cheese making classes each year with the eye always on the day when retirement and “Lost Ruby Ranch” would be realized. Currently managing a herd of 22 dairy goats with kidding season to begin in early March 2016. Lost Ruby Ranch’s fresh goat cheese is available at the Dallas Farmers Market and is available in plain and many different flavors. They will let you try a sample because it tastes so good!
North Star Ranch
North Star Ranch raises and sells all natural grass fed beef and naturally raised pork. Their animals are raised free of antibiotics, steroids or growth hormones. Beef is on grass from day one till processing and the hogs are raised outside and fed an all natural diet that they mix themselves, no commercial-retail feed for their animals. — Krum, TX
North Texas Plumerias
One of the largest growers of Plumerias in the United States. Certainly the largest in the Southwest. Have been growing for 35 years. We grow from seed and from cuttings. Located in Garland, Tx. Many different colors and sizes, up to approximately 12 ft. tall. Owner also a member of Friends of Dallas Farmers Market for years. Can come to the growing center in Garland for huge selection. Set appointment for day and time. Also grow Desert Roses, Pencil Cactus, and Crown of Thorns. — Garland, TX
Round Rock Honey
From field to hive to table, Round Rock Honey is never anything more or less than nature intended it to be. That which the bees give us, they give you. Round Rock honey is not a varietal honey, but instead a true wildflower honey. Producing wildflower honey is difficult, and yields are unpredictable, but in the opinion of Round Rock Honey owners, it is more important to focus on quality than on quantity. 100% honey. — McKinney, TX
Texas Farm Girl
Texas Farm Girl is a farm brand of children’s books that are meant to educate, entertain, and inspire children through life lessons in farming. Behind Texas Farm Girl, Rebecca is a farmer herself in a grain production farm located in the Texas Panhandle, Lone Star Family Farms. — Irving, TX
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Texas Honey Bee Guild
Urban/rural Blackland Prairie Bee-Wranglers, Susan & Brandon Pollard offer Zip Code HoneyTM & more products from the hive. Conservation, Education, and Artisanship are the standard and foundation of this North Texas honey-cottage industry. BEE THE BRIDGE! Celebrate the joy of a direct link to natural bee-folk & our colonies in your midst- Texas Honeybee Guild yields: -Zip Code Honey® -Blackland Prairie Wildflower Honey -Whupped Honey-varieties -Sweet-Nut-Thangs (local-yoke-all TX pecans) -Bee Pollen (seasonal) -Chunk & Comb Honey (seasonal) -Whupped Honey -Beeswax Hand Lotion Bars (TX olive oil) -Local Beeswax — Dallas, TX
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Williams Farm is located near Jacksonville TX and produces chemical-free fruits and vegetables under the caring stewardship of Herbert and Thongma Williams. The Williams grow the popular tasty Jacksonville tomatoes as well as sweet Noonday Onions on their 8 ½ acre farm. Particularly special about the Williams’ dedication to the production of fresh and nutritious foods is that they hand-shell their home grown southern peas. — Jacksonville, TX
Imagine picking the freshest, juiciest peaches or berries and placing them in a cooler on a truck. Now drive that truck straight to the Dallas Farmers Market. THAT is how fresh the fruits from Winona Orchards are. Located on 65 acres near Tyler, Winona Orchards is family owned and operated. Along with luscious blueberries and blackberries, the Sattler family has been growing 35 varieties of high quality peaches since 2004. — Winona, TX