Featured Sustainable Producer Spotlight Story: John and Jimma Byrd own and manage a 110-acre organic pecan orchard in San Saba called King's Crossing Farm. They've been certified organic for twelve years, and are maintaining their certification as their 800 pecan trees mature. In the meantime, they are selling some organic veggies.
Amling pecan trees have beautiful dark green foliage and excellent resistance to most pests. The medium sized nuts have a high quality kernel and are easy to shell. A favorite cultivar for a yard tree as it produces nuts with minimal care and no sprays. Scab resistance is excellent, and harvest date is early.
Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Regional Market. This publication helps farmers decide if they are ready to expand their operations to serve wholesale markets or produce more for direct markets. It describes how organization and planning can help a producer meet the challenges involved in scaling up. This publication addresses important considerations such as land, labor, food safety, marketing, and insurance.