Growing With Sara Farm partners with Frontera!
El Paso County had their FIRST ever landowner to receive this admirable recognition! Marty and Ralph Loya, in Socorro, Texas have kept the family farm in operation and in the family for over 100 years. The Family Land Heritage Program is a recognition program that honors families who have owned and operated a continuous agricultural operation for 100 years or more. Every year the Texas Department of Agriculture hosts a ceremony at the Texas State Capitol to celebrate and commemorate the families who have passed down their proud Texas legacy from generation to generation.
The 6 acre farm in the Socorro, TX called Growing with Sara Farm, L.L.C. is owned by Marty and Ralph Loya and managed by Shahid Mustafa. They grow the food with great care and planning to donate the locally grown food to a local food bank to help their community address lack of fresh healthy foods for low income families.
Help is always needed at the farm! From getting the beds ready for the coming season to pulling out weeds. Frontera Land Alliance and the Growing with Sara Farm host volunteering days throughout the year with free breakfast! It is a great opportunity for the community to get gardening advice while getting their hands dirty!
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