All great things must someday come to an end. Farmer Jason Anderson says the season is almost over at Anderson’s Produce and Plant Farm in South Red River Parish.
“It’s been a good growing season,” said Anderson, “but the heat is beginning to take a toll on crops. There is still a great selection but hot, hot days signal that the end is near.” Anderson estimates that he will be closing his produce stand about the end of July.
Look around. The tomatoes are red, ripe and delicious and they are still plentiful. Cantaloupes and watermelons are plentiful. Stock up now on fresh corn, squash, peas and beans, potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and onions. Fill your freezer for the winter months. Fresh corn-on-the-cob will be great about Thanksgiving time!
If you are looking for peas and beans, Anderson’s has done the work for you. Fresh shelled field peas and purple hulls are available. So are butter beans, pintos and creamers. All you have to do is put them up for later.
If you have not been to Anderson’s this year, make a trip there today. They are open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Stroll the huge Zinnia bed and pick a dozen or so.
The season is ending soon. Stock up today on fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the rich river soil of south Red River Parish. Come to the farm, Anderson’s Produce and Plant Farm. They’re just 15 minutes south of Coushatta on Highway 174. That’s half way between I-49 and LA 1. Or shop their stand in the Natchitoches and Shreveport Farmers Market every Saturday.