Larry Winchester and the Winchester Farm:
A vendor at the Farmers’ Market on Broadway has made a hobby out of farming.
This vendor has also been gardening for more than 40 years. His company, the Winchester Farm is 140-acre plot of land run by Larry Winchester, and grows the produce that he sells every Saturday at the Farmers’ Market on Broadway.Products:
Some of the produce Winchester sells include yellow squash, scalloped squash, cucumbers and Georgia sweet onions. He also grows and sells watermelons and cantaloupe.
Winchester’s favorite produce to grow are onions, cantaloupe and watermelon.
“Although I probably give away as many watermelon as I sell,” Winchester said.About Winchester:
While the Winchester family has been gardening for more than 40 years, Larry and his family have only been selling produce for last seven to eight years. His participation at the Farmers’ Market on Broadway is due, in part, to a childhood spent growing up on a farm.
“I grew up on a farm, and in 1971 I came back to do my own farming,” Winchester said.
By growing up on a farm the knowledge of planting and gardening was passed down to Winchester.
Just as farming was a big part of Winchester’s childhood it is still a big part of his life.
“It is like a hobby to me,” he said. “My granddaughters usually come and help me.”