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Local Hero FARM Finalists

January 10, 2017
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And the finalists for your favorite FARM are The Barry Farm, Katerra Exotics and Plant It Forward Farm - all dedicated to growing fresh local product in a sustainable way! Read about each one and CAST YOUR VOTE for your favorite.


The Barry Farm is located in nearby Fort Bend county and is owned and operated by Renee and Geoffrey Smith and their 2 children Layla and Seamus.  Their farm raises award winning Red Wattle Hogs, White Dorper Sheep, Pastured Chickens,  Kiowa Blackberries, and citrus in the winter.  However their focus has been in using their platform to foster community through food.  They can be seen hosting regular dinners on the farm house lawn, opening their farm to the homeless children of Parks Youth Ranch, and touring many families through their pastures.
Facebook: BarryFarm

Katerra Exotics started four years ago with selling Bison at a single market. We have now expanded and also raise grass-fed beef, pastured lamb, goat, pork and chicken; as well as trap wild boar.  We bring our premium meats to several Farmers Markets in the Houston area and continue to seek out ways to serve our customers.  Katerra Exotics has an amazing loyal customer base and we strive to give the best quality meats in Houston.
Facebook: KaterraBison

Plant It Forward is a nonprofit organization that works in Houston to provide refugees with the tools, training, and business skills needed to start and grow their own urban farm businesses. Plant It Forward farms 6.5 acres across 4 locations in Houston working with 9 refugee farmers, and plans to grow in 2017! Customers can access Plant It Forward produce through its Farm Share program, or by purchasing at local Farm Stands and Farmers Markets. 
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