Wednesday, June 3, 2009

His Crop Runneth Over

A twelve year old in Cameron, Texas seems to be a model farmer the way he is raising and marketing organic produce from a one acre neighborhood plot. He began it as a summer job at his dad’s suggestion. The soil is too heavy for crops so the first thing they did was construct raised beds. He produced and marketed a variety of vegetables but found tomatoes sold best so will focus heavily on them this year. Last year his eight year old sister also tried her hand at raising herbs. Both sold their crops at a vegetable stand near their dad’s law office and to local restaurants. They did well enough they have plans to be back this year and the customers are already waiting for them.

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