Farmers Celebrate First Black-eyed Pea Crop in Almost Three Years

Published 07/05 2013 04:47PM

Updated 07/05 2013 05:56PM

It's said they bring you luck for the New Year, but Charlie-Thornberry farmers say you can indulge in black eyed peas now because they have quite the crop this year.

Fields in Charlie are full of black-eyed peas.

It's the farmers' first full crop in two-and-a-half years.

They say they planted the peas before the last frost of the season, just in time for some late spring rains to come along and help grow plenty of peas.

Steve Young, co-owner of Young's Orchard, says, "We've harvested in the past three or four days about 150 bushels of peas, so there will be a lot of peas at the market on Saturday."

Farmers have another great crop this year: peaches.

And they'll be showing that off tomorrow at the Downtown Wichita Falls Farmer's Market. 

There you can sample some of the 20 peach cakes baked fresh by the Charlie-Thornberry market ladies.

The market opens at 7:30 in the morning until one p.m.

Peach cake will be served starting at 9 a.m.

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