this past sunday the brazos locavores took their monthly field trip to leaning tree farm near millican, tx. garlin and lois vaughn, its proud owners, gladly met us and led us on a personalized walking tour through their orchard, fruit rows and vegetable fields. it was quickly evident why leaning tree farm is the largest vendor at the bryan farmers’ market.
the peach, pear and plum orchard was in bloom:
the carrots were ready to harvest:
the spinach was harvested while the shallots were producing offsets:
and the potatoes and tomatoes were ready to be planted:
throughout the tour, the vaughns relayed stories about the farm that has been in garlin’s family since the 1930’s. during 45 years of marriage, the farm has become their home and way of life. with an ever-increasing plan for more vegetable beds, herb boxes and orchard trees to provide their customers, the days are never dull. folks at the farmers’ market are lucky to have such dedicated and generous farmers to call on as their own. the quality of the produce says that, as do the smiles on their faces. here’s to leaning tree farm, and the finest minted lemonade around…