Farm Fresh Vegetables

Ok, so here it is the weekend.  You just remembered you have friends coming over for dinner.  You don’t have time to go all the way to the market.  You didn’t plant a garden.  So, what can you do?Jollilsant Sign

The solution is simple.  You pick up the phone and call Jollisant Farms – 936-894-2766 – to see what farm fresh vegetables are available.  You can rest assured that whatever they have, it was grown using organic farming techniques and it received the best absolute care that the Jollisant family can provide.  The sales area is open from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday.

Jollisant VegetablesThey probably have some really good recipes for you to try out as well.  Amaze your friends, call Jollisant Farms – 936-894-2766 NOW!

Food is About to Demand Our Attention

Cheap Food May be a Thing of the Past

As Americans, we have for years enjoyed the abundance and low cost of food at the super market.  But, whether we want to admit or not, the simple fact that the availability of cheap food is disappearing.  The cost of farming and transporting produce to market and then making it available to us, the consumer, is skyrocketing.   Labor costs are getting out of hand.  Regulations are strangling the agricultural industry.  What this means is that you and I are going to be forced to find alternative resources for our food and produce or slice deeper into our personal budgets to feed our families.Picking Vegetables

Enter the idea behind the creation of Jollisant Farms.  We grow our produce using organic guidelines.  Buying from our farm means you are obviously more budget conscious, cost effective, and health focused.

We grow GOOD FOOD.  Nothing more to say about that.  It’s up to you now to come by the farm to see what we offer.

We are open Tuesday through Sunday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.   Call us at 936-894-2766 to see what we are picking, what current pricing might be, and selection availability.  We look forward to serving you and your family.

Why We Farm Organically Instead of Conventionally

Organic Methods of Farming Differ From Conventional Farming Techniques

The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don’t use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct more sophisticated crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay.

We believe this approach to raising vegetables and produce provides a safer and more nutritious product. Here are some of the techniques we use that differ from conventional farming practices:
1. We apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants.
2. We use environmentally-generated plant-killing compounds; rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds.
3. We spray pesticides from natural sources. We also use beneficial insects and birds to control pests. We have also started using mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease.

Although we are not certified “Organic” by the government, we practice growing techniques outlined in their guidelines.

Come by the farm Tuesday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM to see exactly how we grow things. Or, if you would like, call us at 936-894-2766 to see what we are picking, what current pricing might be, and selection availability.

Jollisant Farms Watermelons

Strawberry Fields Forever!

Want to taste the difference between fresh farm grown, and grocery store hot house raised strawberries?  Then take a few minutes and come on out to the farm!

Jollisant Farms is proud to offer fresh strawberries, ripe for your pickins’….Come fill up your baskets, pails, trunk, or truck bed.

We’re here Tuesday through Sunday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for your convenience.  Call us and we’ll make sure you get the best service we can offer – 936-894-2766.

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Jollisant Farms – Healthy Produce for a Healthy Family

 

Jollisant Farms
11351 County Rd. 203
Plantersville, TX 77363
936-894-2766

We grow fresh vegetables organically (not certified organic) suitable for an individual, a family, or a family reunion.  Every melon, potato  tomato, or egg plant is carefully grown with our utmost attention to farming details.  And speaking of variety, check out this list for selections:

Peppers
Beans
Peas
EggplantHome Grown Vegetables
Okra
Squash (Yellow, Zuchini, and Scallop)
Tomatoes
Potatoes
Melons
Cantaloupes
Asparagus

We take care of over 300 acres and farming is part of our life.  Come by and check out the crops; see how meticulous we are when it comes to growing food for our family and yours.

Fresh Cucumber Recipes

Cucumber Recipes

Try organically grown cucumbers.  They make a great tasting and healthy addition to any meal no matter whether they are served alone or in combination with other ingredients.

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Cucumber and Fruit Salad

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Cucumber Soup

PrepTime: 10 minutes    Cook Time: 30 minutes

This puree can be served either hot or cold. Garnish with sliced cucumber and chopped parsley. Try substituting dill for the tarragon, if you like.

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon farina
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/8 tablespoon dried tarragon
  • ½  cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Peel, seed, and chop 2 cucumbers.
  2. Cook the chopped scallions in the margarine until soft. Add the chopped cucumbers and the wine vinegar. Pour in the broth, and stir in the farina. Salt to taste, and add tarragon. Let the soup simmer for 20 minutes, or until the cucumbers are soft.
  3. Put the soup into a blender, and puree it.
  4. Pour the puree into a bowl, and whisk in the sour cream. Taste the soup for seasoning. Pour the soup into bowls, and garnish with cucumber slices and chopped parsley.