The store’s parking lot, gas pumps, and sidewalks are spilling over with pumpkins of every size and shape. This time of the year is always fun and colorful for Cooper Farms Country Store. There is a change over from peaches (though we are still picking a few!) to pumpkins and all the good eats that can be made with them.
There is pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin bread, pumpkin candy, and even pumpkin pie soda pop!
And don’t forget the roasted pecans, spiced pecans, chocolate covered pecans, or a pecan pie.
Meanwhile at the farm, we are still picking a few figs and a few peaches. The tomato seedlings have sprouted and transplanted in the greenhouses for our winter tomato crop. It’s just a matter of taking care of them and allowing them to grow. We hope to have a crop of grape tomatoes sometime in mid-November.
Coming soon to our wind tunnel will be blackberry plants. Our hope is we can grow blackberries year round for the country store in Fairfield. So we have taken out the peach trees and we are preparing the area for blackberry plants we have on order.
We saved the best news for last. Tim and Kathy Cooper would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Cooper to Brady Johnson, son of Jerry and Chifawn Johnson, of Fairfield, Texas. They were married at First Baptist Church in Fairfield on September 13th 2014. Elizabeth and Brady are attending Texas A&M University in College Station where they are majoring in horticulture. Both Elizabeth and Brady are currently employed with Cooper Farms. They plan to reside in Fairfield upon completion of college next May and continue working in the family business. Congratulations to a fine couple!
God is Good All the Time and All the Time God is Good,
Tim and Kathy Cooper