Our 126th Real Farmer Care recipient is Chaz Daughtry of Sweetwater Farms HTX @sweetwaterfarmshtx in Houston, TX.
Chaz writes, “Our urban farm sits on 6 acres of land in Houston, Texas and we use our farm to teach inner city youth about agriculture and nutrition.
Sharing agriculture with youth is so important because it creates new opportunities, and often these youth are only thinking about becoming a professional athlete, doctor or lawyer, but with our farm we are able to expose them to the world of agriculture. We let them know that agriculture has so much to offer such as ag tech, ag science and ag engineering. Currently, our farm feeds families living in a food desert, and we also sell at farmers markets and to local restaurants.
With the recent arctic blast, we lost about 80 percent of our leafy greens. We prepared for the weather as much as possible, but we could not predict the lasting effect of the storm. We are managing by using all of the lost plants as compost and we will start preparing our fields and beds for spring. Right now our community needs clean drinking water because there is still a boil water mandate in effect and we don’t know how long that will last. You can support us by buying the produce we have and by supporting our Sister company @soulfitgrill.”
Support the recovery of Texan farms like Chaz’s at Central Texas Young Farmers @ct_yfc