The Value of Farming with Community

Terra Preta Farm | Edinburg, Texas

September 22, 2022
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Shakera and Juan Raygoza talk about why their bonds with local consumers, families, schools, agricultural educators and other farmers are beneficial for both them and for the community where they live and farm. They operate Terra Preta Farm on 15 acres in Edinburg, Texas, where they grow organic radishes for wholesale markets and run a small vegetable CSA. They make an effort to connect with their community through their CSA and farmers' market customers, and by allowing families to visit on weekends, hosting grade school field trips, and collaborating with the local university on a beginning farmer training program.

Topics: Community Development, Community Planning, Community-Supported Agriculture, Quality of Life, Sustainable Communities, Urban Agriculture, Urban/Rural Integration, Vegetables
Related Locations: North Central, Northeast, South, West