Tucker Farms in Ennis Offers a “Vegetable Club”

More than a bushel.
More than a bushel to me.

Farmer Jerry Tucker and his family have been living and raising produce in the Ennis area since 1959.  From 1972 to 1995, they were the proprietors of Tucker’s Grocery in nearby Garrett where they sold produce they raised themselves in a nearby garden. They’re out of the grocery store business but the continue to grow crops.

Today, Eatgreendfw.com. announces a newly formed Community Supported Agriculture program. If you become a $500 shareholder you will receive 32 weeks of home grown vegetables. For around  $16 a week you’ll get a half bushel with about 20 pounds of seasonal vegetables every week for at least 32 weeks. And, depending on the growing season and Tucker Farms planned greenhouses, the season could be longer! Check out the details and other market information at Eatgreendfw.com.

2 comments on “Tucker Farms in Ennis Offers a “Vegetable Club”

  1. I’m a member of a CSA in the area, and it is a wonderful thing. One problem – I would never guarantee a set number or quantity of veggies for your share. This is all about seasonal eating and it all depends on Mother Nature. The same Mother Nature that has hammered us with a blazing Summer and now a flooded Fall.

    I’m just saying, don’t get your hopes up that those guarantees will stick if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

    Other than that, it’s an awesome venture – you’re helping a local farmer provide for a community, and sharing (a little bit) in the joys and frustrations of the way food should be grown…