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Food fresh from the farm to you


If you’re looking for somewhere to buy local produce, or are having difficulty finding organic products, a new market close to home may be the answer. Explore the La Vernia Farmers Market beginning Wednesday, July 20, to find a variety of products fresh and direct from the farmers to you.

Vendors offer a variety of grass-fed and organic meats, organic produce and herbs, eggs, natural chicken and seafood, and more.

For fans of grass-fed or grass-finished beef, lamb, and goat, Grassland Oasis of Floresville offers those and more. The farm uses no vaccines, antibiotics, or growth hormones, and does not employ chemical herbicides, fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, or wormers. Fred and Amber Lyssy deliver their product from their land “to your hands.” For more on Grassland Oasis, visit www.grasslandoasis.com.

South Texas Heritage Pork offers free-ranging heritage pork to La Vernia consumers. The farm specializes in two rare breeds the English Large Black and the Tamworth. According to the farm’s website, the Tamworth is highly adaptable and suited to both quality pork and bacon production. South Texas Heritage Pork is part of the Go Texan program. Find out more at http://www.southtexasheritagepork.com/6101.html.

For certified organic fresh produce and herbs, and fresh pastured eggs, consumers can visit the My Fathers Farm booth. Located on 22.7 acres in Seguin, the farm is “é committed to providing our customers with excellent quality organic products through a responsible agriculture business” while it meets obligations to orphans it serves overseas. My Fathers Farm also offers “pick your own” produce opportunities. For more information, visit http://myfathersfarm.org/.

Produce also is available from Kubena Farms of Seguin. Watermelons and other produce are available seasonally, all raised naturally.

Shady Falls Farm offers consumers pastured, all-natural chicken and Gulf seafood. The farm’s “clean, fresh, with nothing added products include broilers and rock Cornish game hens,” according to the website, which also states, “We believe our products are of the highest quality available. We raise all of our animals and poultry as near the way they would live in a wild state as we possibly can, and still minimize our predator losses.”

For more on the farm, visit http://www.shadyfallsfarm.com/5401.html.

Before hauling off the farm-fresh produce, meats, and more you purchase during your visit to the market, stop and enjoy a snow cone at La Vernia Raspas.

The La Vernia Farmers Market will be open Wednesdays beginning July 20, from 5-8 p.m. The market is located next to the Busy Bear Restaurant, 12826 U.S. 87 W. in La Vernia.

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