The Farm Store

A month or so ago, our neighbor (and by neighbor I mean over 500 yards away – that’s country livin’) opened up The Farm Store, their very own shop located right on their property. The Reeves family has not only been our supplier of fresh eggs and produce from time to time, but they have also been friends who engage in real conversation. Aaron and his wife Stacy unabashedly speak of God and what he has done, and continues to do, in their lives – it’s an inspiring breath of fresh air hearing that kind of confidence.

Before the opening of the store, Stacy had a small shady spot outside where she sold their produce on the honor system. Now they have a full fledged shop where you can purchase all your fresh eggs and produce, as well as a flavorful selection of other goodies from local farmers. We stopped by on a Thursday morning right at opening time to avoid the crowds. This, for me, was the best time to go. The less crowded it is, the more opportunity I have to snap shots of their perfectly presented spread of items before they get snatched up by excited customers. I also took some time to browse their selection and pick a few new things to try.

They have a wide selection of fruits and veggies: strawberries, peaches, and okra being our most consistent purchases with a watermelon thrown in the shopping cycle every so often. If you’re looking to support local, you cannot get more local than shopping for produce from a farm at that farm. They also support other farmers by selling their produce and goods as well – it’s a win/win for the customer!

The inside of The Farm Store is the most charming family-owned store you’ve ever seen. Its rustic wood floors combined with the green cabinets and black gingham wallpaper match the country setting you’ll be driving through on your way to this little shop on the Reeves’ property. The windows are shaded with burlap curtains, the cabinets adorned with vintage tractor shaped knobs, and an array of mismatched farmers’ market signs make the place feel quaint and homey. I’ve always been an observer of details, and this store has put thought into them all. Visiting this store feels like the first bite of warm, homemade peach cobbler. Mmmmm.
Speaking of peach cobbler…their store has some juicy, mouth watering peaches. Perfect for homemade peach cobbler.

Aside from beautiful decor inside and out, they have a wide range of products they sell. Every so often they add something new to the mix – like popsicles – so make sure to pop in on a weekend to see their most recent selection of products. Here is a handful (but not all) of the items they have in the store:

  • Homemade preserves (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, fig, and much more)
  • Coffee
  • Homemade granola
  • Homemade pound cake
  • Homemade goat’s milk soaps
  • Produce, produce, and more produce (tomatoes, peaches, strawberries, potatoes, squash, garlic, and more)
  • Farm fresh eggs
  • Milk (not your ordinary grocery store milk – go check it out!)
  • Raw local honey
  • Texas-produced olive oil
  • Mexican vanilla
  • Pickled EVERYTHING! Seriously.
  • Dip mixes
  • Elderberry syrup
  • Cheese
  • Flavored apple cider vinegar beverages
  • Locally-created merchandise

One of the purchases my parents made when they first visited the store was from their selection of creamed honeys – cinnamon creamed honey to be exact. Oh my lanta, y’all. Creamed honey is dessert in a jar. We’ve spread it on biscuits, toast, and enjoyed it straight from the jar…by the spoonfuls. I think my next concoction will be to warm it up and drizzle it all over a generous bowl of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream. I bet it would be worth mixing into a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee too, for all you coffee lovers. Aside from the traditional plain creamed honey, they have a handful of other flavors worth trying: strawberry, jalapeno, pecan, and pumpkin spice – is it Fall yet?
While Chase and I were there, I could’ve easily racked up the bill grabbing all the delicious options they had but I limited myself to two things: an all butter pound cake from Hippos and Hashbrowns, and Mother’s Strawberry Vanilla apple cider vinegar drink. Both good options and not the only flavors of these specific products either. On a hot day laying out by the pool I pour myself a small glass of the apple cider vinegar beverage and read, while at night I enjoy a hot cup of tea (with cream and sugar of course) and a slice of moist, all butter pound cake. My tea habits make me feel aged already, but it’s the perfect way to wind down and sip your cares away at the end of a day. Add a slice of Hippos and Hashbrowns pound cake to the mix and the experience has come full circle. The beauty of the pound cake is the list of ingredients – which are all recognizable – and Stacy mentioned that the bakers use farm fresh eggs in their pound cakes.

Since Chase is the coffee drinker (at least 1-2 cups a day) and I have granola in Greek yogurt most mornings for breakfast, our next purchases will be coffee from local roasters and one of the granola options from Hippos and Hashbrowns. The Farm Store has something for everyone – so hop in your car, crank up the tunes, and enjoy a peaceful backroad drive out to the country and pick up your favorite produce or cooking ingredient, while meeting the kind family behind the business. Find them on Facebook at Reeves Family Farm for updates, hours, and info.

Happy local shopping y’all!

  1. Barbara ((Grandma)

    August 17th, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    You nailed it once again sweetie!

  2. Rachel Williams

    August 17th, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Thank you 😊

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