Photo courtesy of Ennis Daily News, edited by P. Pritchett
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Ennis Farmer's Market
April 4th - October 24th2015,
North Dallas St. at West Ennis Ave, Ennis Texas. See Map on Contact page. We also offer limited home deliveries!
Back in the 1950's, our mother, Vivian Pritchett, joined the very beginning of the health food movement before most anyone was aware it existed. In that era, many households began moving away from healthy organic foods made from scratch with the best possible local ingredients. Many busy housewives across the nation began opting for faster canned and frozen prepared foods as they became available in the grocery store. Instead, our mother frequented the first health food store in the entire region and, with the help of the friendly owner, Minnie, began a journey that continues to this day. Vivian has remained a driving force for the entire family toward a healthy lifestyle, including organic foods, non-GMO foods, no pesticides, and organically raised foods.
Her sons, Danny and Jerry Pritchett, continue her work today. Their mission has always been to help provide our extended family in three households with the best possible tasty and healthy prepared foods, and quality organic produce. In the last few years, Jerry began keeping organically fed/Non-GMO fed chickens for creating the world's best eggs, as an extension of that activity.
We grow our fruits and vegetables organically, fertilized (in part) by our chicken's fully composted droppings. The chickens are given the waste leaves and vegetables from our garden to supplement their diet. Other garden debris and kitchen waste are composted and used to fertilize the garden. We practice the recycling of natural resources, reducing waste - a natural cycle of returning to the earth whatever came from it, and harvesting food and animal products based on using (as much as possible) a closed loop. Eventually, we hope to incorporate aquaponics (fish and veggies raised in greenhouses), and rainwater collection into the equation.
Danny and Jerry have now retired from the outside workaday world, deciding their time would be very well spent sharing our family's excess bounty with friends and neighbors (after much poking and prodding from same). Our Rusty Mill Farm is part of the locally grown food movement and offers produce (in season), jams, jellies and eggs (from organically fed, Non-GMO-fed hens) for sale.
We are dedicated to quality!
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- Danny and Jerry