What we can expect of fall produce

POSTED: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 4:54pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

MEXIA -- Pears, persimmons and all the vegetables you can get your hands on...

That's what we can expect for the fall harvest this year.

According to third generation Lightsey Farms co-owner Mary Lightsey, they've managed to stay afloat throughout this historic drought, but next year could be a different story.

"We have to focus on what we have, and what we have alive, and try to back off of what we could have, so we are kind of in survival mode with our orchards," Lightsey said.

We may not have seen a rise in produce prices this season, but Lightsey Farms says if this drought continues we can expect those prices to rise.

Because planting for next year starts right now.

"A lot of the new growth that is expected to be put on during the season has not been put on for the next years crop, which could effect, but it would only effect if we continue to not get rain,"Lightsey said.  



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