As the Houston area continues to grow, the demand for locally grown produce is also increasing. Local farmers are facing a number of challenges, but they are also finding innovative ways to overcome these challenges.
One of the biggest challenges facing local farmers is the heat. Houston is a hot city, and that can make it difficult to grow some crops. However, local farmers are finding ways to adapt to the heat. They are using shade cloth, drip irrigation, and other technologies to help their crops thrive.
Another challenge facing local farmers is the cost of land. Land prices in Houston are rising, which makes it difficult for farmers to find affordable land. However, some farmers are finding ways to lease land from other businesses or organizations.
The demand for locally grown produce is increasing, and local farmers are finding ways to meet that demand. With innovation and hard work, local farmers will continue to play an important role in the Houston community.
Tips for Overcoming the Challenges of Growing Produce in Houston
The Houston heat is a challenge for many local farmers, but there are a number of ways to overcome the challenges. Here are a few tips:
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Congressman Wesley Hunt will be giving a tribute to 9/11 as our keynote speaker.
All proceeds raised benefit the TFM Organizations work to connect our community to local food systems and sustainable agriculture. Sponsorships Available.
When: Sunday Sept 10, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Sandlewood Manor
Tickets: $100.00 per person
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Amanda Kelly, TFM Market Manager