Market to offer fresh, locally grown produce and more
Fresh produce is now offered in Freeport. Luke and Laurie Langford from the family-owned Cypress Cattle Company in Ponce de Leon has just opened Cypress Cattle and Produce on Hwy. 331.
Specializing in produce grown from their own farm, the market will also offer produce from other local growers throughout the state and region. Participating in the Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association, Cypress will offer the freshest products available. If items such as tomatoes are out of season across local regions, Cypress will offer produce from Primus Labs certified growers.
Currently, Cypress offers seasonal vegetables including napa cabbage, collards, rutabaga, and turnips; and will have broccoli ready soon. Other local products such as honey and canned goods are available at their market as well. Upcoming seasonal harvests will include tomatoes, red potatoes, squash, green beans, cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, sweet corn, okra and field peas.
“If it’s in season, it’s us,” Luke said.
Laurie Langford will be sharing her recipes and canning tips, with plans for a canning kitchen in the works.
In addition to the produce, Cypress is selling their custom made benches, garden planters, book shelves and storage sheds milled at their Ponce de Leon location. Their inventory includes soft yellow and yellow-heart pine, green and deadhead cypress, oak and cedar.
Cypress will be expanding their offerings in the next few months as they add more products such as locally raised beef from their Ponce de Leon farm. Summertime will boast family fun events such as corn roasts.
Cypress Cattle and Produce is located at 16564 Hwy. 331, 1/2 mile south of Hwy. 20.
Currently hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., 7 days a week
For more information call (850) 685-5890
To learn more, go to www.cypresscattle.com
To read a previous story about Cypress Cattle Company, click here