Fresh Start - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Fresh Start

Texoma farmers are back in business after a hard summer.  May 15, 2012 was the first day back for farmers and vendors at the Wichita Falls Farmers Market.  

Last year the drought hurt the harvest and threatened business, but now things are off to a much better start.

"I have no strawberries left.  I didn't plan ahead very good," said Jan Young of Young's Orchard.

Last year farmers ran out of produce because of the drought, but this year it's because business is booming.

"It's been great.  We've had a real good turn out," Young said.   

Last summer's dry weather cleared out most of their harvest.

"It affected everything in produce last year," said vendor Terry Parks. 

That made for a difficult year for these small Texoma businesses.

"Compared to other years, it was really a poor year. We just survived last year," Young said. 

She and her husband Steve own Young's Orchard.  She said many of their normally big selling crops like peaches and berries suffered last year.  They were forced to make due with what they had.

Young said, "We did pretty good considering what we had to work with I thought."

Now things are turning around.

"It's a whole lot better this year than last year because of milder temperatures and a little bit more rain," said Parks.

"It's fun to see all of our old customers coming back," Young said.  "We make friends out here."

The market is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7:30a.m. to 1 p.m.  Market vendors are looking forward to several special events through the summer.  For more information follow this link to their web site. 

Taelor Rian, Newschannel 6. 

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid US of Obamacare

    Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid US of Obamacare

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:57 AM EDT2017-07-19 08:57:35 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-07-20 10:51:01 GMT

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced late Tuesday that the vote would occur early next week, but several GOP senators have already come out in opposition to the move.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced late Tuesday that the vote would occur early next week, but several GOP senators have already come out in opposition to the move.

  • Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

    Trump campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-07-19 12:47:38 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:38 AM EDT2017-07-20 07:38:20 GMT

    Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to appear July 26 before the Senate Judiciary Committee along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a witness list released by the panel Wednesday.

    Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to appear July 26 before the Senate Judiciary Committee along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a witness list released by the panel Wednesday.

  • Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

    Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:03:57 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-07-20 04:14:31 GMT

    Doctors say they will treat Sen. John McCain's aggressive brain cancer with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. 

    Doctors say they will treat Sen. John McCain's aggressive brain cancer with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. 

Powered by Frankly