Since the market’s conception in 2003, site visits have helped us build community with our farmers and producers, and just as importantly, they’ve allowed us teach farmers market shoppers about the source of their food.
During these visits we learn about our vendor’s practices, and their dedication to local food. The CFM steering committee and market manager are committed to visiting each farmer on as many as three separate occasions (once each spring, summer and fall) each year. Most recently we’ve visited Dead End Farm and their long-time partner, Hilltop Farm.
Dead End Farm
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So many of our market customers are fond of the Mitchell family, owners of Dead End Farm and long-time vendors, but few people know about their equally charming and capable farming partner, Robert Culwell of Hilltop Farm. The separate operations are located way up near the Red River Valley; the Mitchell’s land is located in Spanish Fort, and the Culwell’s near the town Montague. Both Sammy Mitchell, patriarch of Dead End Farm, and Robert Culwell, owner of Hilltop Farm, have been lifelong production farmers who have down sized in recent years. Now each grows a variety of crops in smaller quantities to sell at the Coppell Farmers Market and in their local communities. These farmers have partnered to bring quality fruits and vegetables to residents of the D/FW metroplex for more than 30 years.
Hill Top Farm
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On any given Saturday customers will find three generations of Mitchells sacking up Armenian cucumbers and home grown okra at Dead End Farm’s booth. Find theirs and Hilltop’s produce through the end of July, and take heart in supporting these two old-timers and their families.