Now Open For Our 51st Season !
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Under Our Grand Oak
Ed Lester Farms is an outdoor farmer’s market located right on the bank of the west bank of the Red River. Under the shade of our stately grand oak you will feel the cool summer breeze as you peruse through our beautiful selection of fresh picked fruits and vegetables.
Produce arrives from the fields beginning around 8 am and typically remains in supply until closing time at 5 pm. Because of our relationship with Mother Nature, our selection of crops changes over the summer season. Cooler season crops such as lettuce and broccoli will give way to warmer season crops like okra, melons, and purple hull peas.
Tips For Your Trip
Needing to buy in large quantities?
No problem! Our staff is happy to help
you with all your purchases.
What to Bring
You don’t need to bring a thing. If you will be transporting your fresh veggies for a long distance you may wish to bring an ice chest. We do offer thermal bags which work nicely for our shell peas and other more delicate produce. But your air conditioned car will be just fine for the short haul.
Pay How You Want
We accept checks, Senior Citizens Nutrition
Program Coupons as well as all
major credit cards.
Blog – The Latest News From the Farm
You know it’s summer time when tomatoes get ripe and that time is now. After a slight weather delay our red ripe tomatoes are in abundance. We have them by the pound and by the box.
Okra is just beginning to come in as are our purple hull peas. We hope to begin shelling them soon.
We still have fresh shelled pinto beans but as the weather heats up, their season will end soon. Be sure to get some now while they last.
Sweet corn for the rest of this week will be our beautiful yellow variety, Honey Sweet…by the ear or bushel.
Much more daily, come to the farm and see what’s growing!
Our Sweet Corn continues now with a yellow and white variety that is really pretty. It’s tender and just right for on the cob or freezing.
Today, we also have our Pinto Beans available in the shell and already shelled…what could be easier? Cucumbers, eggplant, squash, potatoes, onions, cabbage, snap beans and many others are all ready now.
Tomatoes are just beginning to come in from the fields and supply will be on the increase. Purple hull peas will be ready next week and okra to soon follow. Much more is on the way. Come to the farm and see what’s growing!
Saturday we will feature The Best Grilled Cheese In The Galaxy. Gormet grilled cheese sandwiches from May The Cheese Be With You. Come have lunch with us, 10:00 – 2:00.
Wednesday, June 5th will be our first Sweet Corn harvest of this season. This will be our delicious Honey Sweet yellow variety. It’s available by the ear or, if you need some for the freezer, by the bushel also.
Fresh Pinto Beans are also in harvest now and are available by the pound or bushel. We hope to begin shelling these over the next few days. Remember that pinto season only lasts a short time, so get yours now.
Much more soon so come to the farm and see what’s growing!