Troy Teets

Troy Teets in his Garden with Ken

Troy Teets and his family's farm is located in Riceville, Tennessee. This year they’re growing a seed crop of Grandma Nellie’s Yellow Mushroom bean. They’re also growing a few short rows of Parker Half-Runner bean, a favorite in Troy’s area that’s more tender than the standard Half-Runner beans on the market. In 2015, they grew Parker Half-Runner to harvest a few pounds of seed to plant a much larger seed crop in 2016, but in 2016 and 2017 their larger seed crops of this variety were heavily damaged by bean beetles and by deer. As of late 2017, Troy and Southern Exposure staff are still hoping that soon he'll grow enough seed for us to plan to offer this variety.In addition to growing seeds for us, they grow berries and vegetables for a local farmers' market, and they raise goats, pigs, and geese.

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