Resources

Farms we ❤️ to work with

Akin Farm Wendy & Michie Akin have farmed for over 20 years. And like us, they use only organic methods to raise their crops. They also use cover cropping & crop rotations. We’re happy to cooperate with them because we share the same values about tending land & raising food. You can read more about their farm on localharvest.org.

Athey Farm We get our real farm fresh eggs from Jean & Joe Athey in Forney, Texas. Jean allows the chickens to roam free so they eat a natural diet. She raises her chickens with no hormones, no antibiotics. You won’t want to eat grocery store eggs after eating these rich, deep yellow yolk, fresh eggs.

Bee Charmer Bee Charmer is our source of local honey from beekeeper extraordinaire Janet Rowe. Janet has hives at both our nursery, the main farm, the Akin farm and several other locations in NE Texas. Janet is also a licensed Texas pest remover and can remove bees from your home for a fee. Use the contact form on the right to contact Janet directly.

This honey is hand processed. Hand processed honey contains pollens, propolis and small pieces of wax that commercially produced honey has heated and filtered out. Pollen is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. Propolis is used in many countries as an elixir for the body and a balm for wounds. Propolis, a material that honeybees collect from plants, contains resin, vitamins, amino acids, minerals and bioflavonoids. And the minute particles of wax remaining in the honey add to the total flavor experience. We sell Bee Charmer honey.

Mozzarella Cheese Company We resell Mozzarella Cheese Company cheeses. These cheeses are handmade in Dallas’ Deep Ellum area from locally produced milk & other fine ingredients. If you see a cheese on their website you’d like to try, let us know!

Resources we ❤️

Local Harvest
Find local growers near you.

Rockwall AgrilLife Extension
Extending university based research to the community

Rockwall County Master Gardener Association
Free service of the Extension Office offering advice to county residents

Growing For Market
Essential monthly publication for Market Growers

Environmental Co-Op
Kaufman County resource for education on issues such as solid waste reduction, composting, recycling and resource conservation