January 2019 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Harvest
We got a bumper crop—gigantic cabbage, delicious blueberries and heavy machinery gathering grain

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    Amanda Childress, Cherokee County EC: “This is some of our homegrown produce from raised beds that my husband built. We were lucky to get this much before the heat and drought this year.”
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    Alan Kirby, Cherokee County EC: Kirby, his wife, Rebecca, and the 1959 John Deere he inherited. “I have been growing gardens my entire life in Cherokee County. This was my best year ever. I had a 21-pound return for each pound of seed potatoes planted.”
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    Courtney Wilde, Magic Valley EC: Granger and Bristol get ahead of the pickers to collect their share of cotton.
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    Sharon Black-Greene, Pedernales EC: Last fall, Black-Greene planted two artichokes and a cardoon. The three plants were protected from the deer and winter chill, surviving to flower.
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    Nancy Falster, Wood County EC: Grandson James Nichols helps with the cabbage harvest on Falster Farm.
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    Web Extra: Dee Young, Bartlett EC: “Harvester filling the hopper nonstop while both travel downfield alongside each other.”
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    Web Extra: Ruthie Zarate, South Plains EC: Tatum Zarate, 8-month-old granddaughter of Andy and Ruthie Zarate, tries her hand at picking peas with her mother for a local farmers market.
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    Web Extra: Cheryle Larson, Trinity Valley EC: “Kitchen counters stay covered each summer with bountiful blessings from the North Texas Blackland Prairie.”
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    Web Extra: Sherry Levesque, Sam Houston EC: “Our 3-year-old grandson, Noah, was so proud of his carrots. This was his first time planting seeds and seeing what they produce.”
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    Web Extra: Tracy Holder, Central Texas EC: “Harvesting peaches is a great way to spend time outdoors in Texas. Peach cobbler, here we come!”
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    Web Extra: Lisa Abel, Heart of Texas EC: “Papaw and Joshua, ready to combine.”
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    Web Extra: Heather Bee, Pedernales EC: Pretty pumpkins at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls.
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    Web Extra: Larry and Donna Cranek, Wharton County EC: Huck Cranek giving thanks for another successful harvest, near Garwood.
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    Web Extra: Kayla Gasper, HILCO EC: Harvest time on Koennecke Ranch, 1890.
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    Web Extra: Thomas De Luna, Bandera EC: “Mary L. De Luna harvesting organic broccoli from our vegetable garden.”
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    Web Extra: Jana Vick, Navasota Valley EC: “Mostly blueberries with a few wild blackberries mixed in.”
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    Web Extra: Raymond Testa, Farmers EC: “Feed corn being harvested on a hot August afternoon in Royse City.”
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    Web Extra: Amanda Koraska, Pedernales EC: “Destemmed grapes ready for the production of sangiovese wine.”
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    Web Extra: Tiffany Douglas, Fannin County EC: “My 11-year-old son driving solo in the grain cart while my husband operates the combine during corn harvest 2018.”
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    Web Extra: Susan Horn, Pedernales EC: “Due to the deer population in western Travis County, it’s hard to grow a legit vegetable garden. I grew these tomatoes in a hanging basket.”

We planted the seed with our readers, and now it’s time to reap the harvest. We’re willing to bet the farm that this crop of photos shows Texans what we bring to the table. Now, let’s plow ahead and see what your part of the state yields.

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