El Sabino Family Farms

El Sabino Family Farms We are a 3rd generation family farm located in Deep South Texas. We farm over 3000 acres of vegetables and row crops every year. Farming has been in our family for many generations.

Our grandfather left his home country of Austria when he was a young teenager. He settled in the Rio Grande Valley and called it his home until he passed in 1977. His children and grandchildren have been running the farm since. We are currently farming over 2400 acres of vegetables every year with another 600-700 acres of row crops (Cotton, Corn, Sugarcane, and Grain). We grow over 30 different ty

Our grandfather left his home country of Austria when he was a young teenager. He settled in the Rio Grande Valley and called it his home until he passed in 1977. His children and grandchildren have been running the farm since. We are currently farming over 2400 acres of vegetables every year with another 600-700 acres of row crops (Cotton, Corn, Sugarcane, and Grain). We grow over 30 different ty

Operating as usual

Harvested this grain field in August and shredded it down on September 1.  Caught a timely rain and left it.  50 days la...
10/21/2021

Harvested this grain field in August and shredded it down on September 1. Caught a timely rain and left it. 50 days later this is what it looks like. Not too bad! Going to get a 2nd harvest from it.

Harvested this grain field in August and shredded it down on September 1. Caught a timely rain and left it. 50 days later this is what it looks like. Not too bad! Going to get a 2nd harvest from it.

10/07/2021

Estamos contratando conductores de tractores!!

We are transplanting Leeks this week!!
09/09/2021

We are transplanting Leeks this week!!

We are transplanting Leeks this week!!

Onions are looking great!  We will start our Texas harvest in Mid April.  Val Verde Vegetable Co., Inc.
02/11/2021

Onions are looking great! We will start our Texas harvest in Mid April.

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Onions are looking great! We will start our Texas harvest in Mid April.

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This is a Sugarcane field that was transplanted about 2 months ago!  Growing like crazy.
11/18/2020

This is a Sugarcane field that was transplanted about 2 months ago! Growing like crazy.

Okra is coming up!  Looking nice.  We have had some great growing weather lately.  Should be ready at the beginning of A...
06/16/2020

Okra is coming up! Looking nice. We have had some great growing weather lately. Should be ready at the beginning of August.

We have been harvesting some beautiful organic vegetables over the last couple of days.  These are going into our local ...
05/20/2020

We have been harvesting some beautiful organic vegetables over the last couple of days. These are going into our local community!

We were out checking our organic ground that we have planted with some peppers, Okra, and tomatoes.. The plants are gro...
05/12/2020

We were out checking our organic ground that we have planted with some peppers, Okra, and tomatoes.. The plants are growing great. Hopefully in the fall our partnership with PSJA will continue stronger than ever. Keep a lookout as we will be harvesting some product in the upcoming weeks and offering them to the public at a great price!

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“Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud!”

Texas Farm Bureau
03/21/2020

Texas Farm Bureau

Agriculture—from farm to fork—has been named a critical industry by the Department of Homeland Security during the coronavirus outbreak.

America's farmers and ranchers are doing what they always do—#stillfarming to provide for the nation during these challenging times. And we’re remaining vigilant to ensure that U.S. agriculture and others in the food supply chain are able to continue their jobs.

Read more: https://txfb.us/2QB9CT7

Enjoyed having PSJA North out today to learn about our organic fertilizer application process.  Great things are happeni...
12/18/2019

Enjoyed having PSJA North out today to learn about our organic fertilizer application process. Great things are happening with this partnership!

Chemistry and mathematical application lessons were reinforced today at the Cooperative Education Program Farm. District agriculture students observed the steps involved in incorporating organic NPK into the soil and also discussed equipment operation as it applys to fertilizer application rates.

We had a blast spending time with the students from PSJA North High School.  They came out today to harvest vegetables f...
12/14/2019

We had a blast spending time with the students from PSJA North High School. They came out today to harvest vegetables for the Vegetable Show this evening and tomorrow. They learned about different crops like Napa, Bok Choy, Dill, Radishes, and more. Look forward to working with PSJA ISD more!

This post is dedicated to everyone from PSJA that ever participated in the All Valley Winter Vegetable Show. Today, district Agriculture Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) students were busy selecting and harvesting vegetables that they will exhibit this evening. Today's field lessons included Plant Identification, Comparitive External Plant Anatomy and Plant Physiology. A big thank you goes out to El Sabino Family Farms for allowing our students into their fields to harvest vegetables for the show.

Sugarcane is growing really fast!  This was planted just over 1 month ago.
09/25/2019

Sugarcane is growing really fast! This was planted just over 1 month ago.

08/18/2019

Getting sugarcane cut to plant. Only 106° today!!

Cotton harvest will begin in 2 days!  We are also out cutting sugarcane to plant more.  Our vegetables are coming up nic...
08/15/2019

Cotton harvest will begin in 2 days! We are also out cutting sugarcane to plant more. Our vegetables are coming up nicely as well. We are definitely looking forward to the “cooler” South Texas weather soon. These 105-110 days are not doing us any favors. 🥵

Spent some time on the farm yesterday with the family.  We checked out our cover crop for Organics, our cotton that is b...
08/04/2019

Spent some time on the farm yesterday with the family. We checked out our cover crop for Organics, our cotton that is being defoliated, and our haygrazer that we will use as a windbreak to protect our more fragile vegetables like beets, mustards, swisschard and more. It’s always fun having the family make the rounds with me. That’s what the family farm operation is all about.

We are defoliating cotton!  10-12 days and 2019 harvest season will begin.
08/01/2019

We are defoliating cotton! 10-12 days and 2019 harvest season will begin.

06/05/2019

Ground preparation for 2019-2020 vegetable season!

Cotton is looking great in South Texas!
06/01/2019

Cotton is looking great in South Texas!

Cotton 2019 is looking great.  Thigh high and thick!  We have been blessed with some fantastic weather.  We are praying ...
05/08/2019

Cotton 2019 is looking great. Thigh high and thick! We have been blessed with some fantastic weather. We are praying for all those in the South/ Southeast that have been affected by the rainfall.

Our Cotton is up and looking great!
05/03/2019

Our Cotton is up and looking great!

Trying some new specialty produce!  Love these “Watermelon” radishes.  Val Verde Vegetable Co., Inc., check this out!
01/24/2019

Trying some new specialty produce! Love these “Watermelon” radishes.

Val Verde Vegetable Co., Inc., check this out!

Beautiful green cabbage that’s about 2 weeks away!Happy New Year Everyone!
01/01/2019

Beautiful green cabbage that’s about 2 weeks away!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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12/27/2018

Photos from El Sabino Family Farms's post

Here are some pictures for the new season.  We have some corn, squash, and sugarcane!  Things are going great and the we...
09/27/2018

Here are some pictures for the new season. We have some corn, squash, and sugarcane! Things are going great and the weather has perfect so far!

Planting some sugarcane this morning!
09/07/2018

Planting some sugarcane this morning!

Cotton season will finish today!!! We had our ups and downs this cotton season but it could have been worse.  We missed ...
08/31/2018

Cotton season will finish today!!! We had our ups and downs this cotton season but it could have been worse. We missed the heavy rains during the summer months, while others weren’t as lucky. We had some record high yields in fields with some new varieties and are excited to expand on those for next year. It can start to rain tomorrow. Our vegetables need it!

Cotton harvest is 75% done! This little Guy loved every minute of the field tour.  Future farmer in the making.
08/27/2018

Cotton harvest is 75% done! This little Guy loved every minute of the field tour. Future farmer in the making.

Well written article from the The Wall Street Journal showing the direction modern farming is headed.
08/20/2018
Firms That Bossed Agriculture for a Century Face New Threat: Farmers

Well written article from the The Wall Street Journal showing the direction modern farming is headed.

Running expanded, consolidated operations, farmers are pushing grain giants such as Cargill and ADM for better prices. They’re also striking their own deals to directly supply manufacturers. That’s fundamentally changing the industry’s balance of power.

Planted some Fall Corn this season.  With all the vegetables we plant, we needed to add a little more rotation ground.  ...
08/18/2018

Planted some Fall Corn this season. With all the vegetables we plant, we needed to add a little more rotation ground. This will benefit us in the future by adding more organic matter to the soil!

Cotton harvest is going strong!  Our little farmer ❤️ the Pink wrap around the cotton!
08/16/2018

Cotton harvest is going strong! Our little farmer ❤️ the Pink wrap around the cotton!

Part of our values as a company reflect the fact that we're family owned for three generations now. That being said, it'...
08/14/2018
Bigger farms bear food safety costs easiest, study says

Part of our values as a company reflect the fact that we're family owned for three generations now. That being said, it's hard for family farms these days to bear all these new regulations and laws coming our way. Good article here getting some data on that aspect.

When it comes to bearing the cost of produce safety rules, the bigger the farm, the better.

08/13/2018

Cotton 2018! Everything is looking good. Weather is perfect for our cotton crop.

Cotton harvest 2018 is underway in South Texas!
08/07/2018

Cotton harvest 2018 is underway in South Texas!

Address

1011 US HWY 281
Alamo, TX
78516

Telephone

+19569941310

Products

Arugula
Beets
Bok Choy
Cabbage
Cilantro
Collards
Dandelion
Daikon
Dill
Endive
Escarole
Mustard Curly
Mustard Plain
Napa- (Chinese Cabbage)
Parsley
Spinach
Swisschard
Turnip Greens

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We are starting back up on a limited number of vegetables. We have Kale, Collards, Turnips, Mustards, Beets, Cilantro, Spinach, and a few others. We have been without all our items for close to 4 weeks. These are the items that grew back after we shredded the tops. (Other than the beets). We lost over 50% of our late acreage because of the freeze. It has been one crazy year. We appreciate everyone’s patience during the last 4 weeks. We were overwhelmed with all the phone calls, emails and texts offering prayers and support! Buy Texas Vegetables if possible! “Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud!” El Sabino Family Farms
We love partnering up with the students and faculty at PSJA ISD! Some amazing things are happening! El Sabino Family Farms
We dug up some Root Parsley this afternoon. There are many health benefits eating it. For instance it has a high level of Viatmin C which helps with your immune system!! You can also juice it and use it as a detox for your liver. Another health benefit of Root Parsley is that it has several anti-inflammatory properties to help in the healing process. Don’t forget to incorporate root parsley into your daily diet! It’s very easy as it can be put into soups, stews, detoxing juices, and more! “Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud!” #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #parsley #agriculture #workhard #texas #riograndevalley #leafygreens El Sabino Family Farms
Getting after the Organic broccoli harvest today. Some beautiful looking crowns. Perfect weather in South Texas! “Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud!” #organicfarming #organic #texas #broccoli #agriculture #eatyourveggies El Sabino Family Farms
Crop update: Cilantro! Take a look at this beautiful cilantro we are currently harvesting. We are very excited about this variety and look forward to the rest of the season! El Sabino Family Farms #farming #cilantro #salsa #agriculture #healthyfood #texas
We are so excited to begin preparing our ground for our 7th season growing organic vegetables! We have many new and exciting items that we can’t wait to share with everyone. Our harvest for organics will begin in Mid October and finish around the first part of April. Stay tuned for more updates throughout our growing/harvest season! “Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud!” El Sabino Family Farms #familyfarms #eatyourveggies #organic #texas #vegetables #produce #vegetarian #healthyeating
We have some beautiful Texas Grown cauliflower. We still have another 2-3 weeks left in our season! El Sabino Family Farms “Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud!”
Over the past 7 years we have grown our organic production from 15 acres to over 160 acres. We have increased the number of organic vegetables we grow from 3 to 10 during that time. This year we are also adding another 5 items! We have also been transitioning another 205 acres that will be ready in another 1.5 years. While transitioning ground into organic production. we are still growing different vegetables on it. We are planting items like Dill, Cilantro, Daikon, Methileaf, Beets and some cover crops. On the ground that we are transitioning into organic, we are planting organic or untreated seeds, not spraying any herbicide, putting out some extra organic fertilizer, and doing a lot of hoeing to get the weeds out. Growing organic vegetables is not any easier. In fact it takes more time, effort and energy to get a marketable crop. We strive for quality in all our vegetables and we believe that over the last 7 years we have been able to increase not only the level of quality but also the shelf life of our products. We know that there is a bigger market for locally grown organic produce, especially here in the great state of Texas! Eat more organic veggies! Photos: El Sabino Family Farms
We don’t get snow like other parts of the country, so we can’t make snowmen. However, in South Texas we like to make Slaw-Men! Texas cabbage is just around the corner. “Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud!” Photo: El Sabino Family Farms
SQUASH CANCER!! With this month being breast cancer awareness month we hope that everyone can do what they can to help out. There are many different organizations that you can donate to. We want to let everyone know who either has breast cancer or has a loved one suffering from it, we are with them and praying for them. SQUASH CANCER!!! ******Like, Comment, or Share this post and have a chance to receive an official Val Verde Vegetable hat like the one pictured! 3 will be given away!(Ends 10/31/19). Also, like our page to find out more about our products, different recipes, crop updates, fun facts, and different things happening in our industry!***** El Sabino Family Farms
We checked out El Sabino Family Farms windbreaks (Sudangrass) this morning. These will be used to protect their most fragile crops like beets, swisschard, mustard greens and more! In about 5-6 weeks these lines of Sudangrass will be anywhere from 8’-10’ tall! Call our office and find out more about our upcoming season and all the new items we will be offering. “Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud!”
Beautiful South Texas sunset over our sweet onions! Eat Your Veggies, Make Mom Proud! Photo: El Sabino Family Farms