Address: 661 FM 1553, Bonham TX 75418 / (903) 583-6036
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About Us / Cypress Lake Ranch, LLC History: We are family owned and operated business specializing in growing primarily heirloom varieties of garden produce using organic practices, but we are not certified organic growers. There are several reasons for that. We either have time to garden or time to fill out paperwork, but not both. We are also very small producers and cannot afford the expense of organic certification.
We started our business in 2009 as Cypress Lake Naturals and then formed an LLC known as Cypress Lake Ranch, LLC. In addition to garden produce, we also have a mixed orchard, sell eggs from pastured chickens, sell a wide variety of herbs and make Artisan breads and other value-added products.
Occasionally we also put on self-sufficiency classes on various topics.
In 2014 we added a greenhouse to our business which we use to grow seedlings, herbs, and some tropical and subtropical plants that we enjoy. We also have a number of off grid hydroponic grow boxes that produce very well with no electricity required.
We enjoy experimenting with new techniques and with new plants. We have some beds in which we use the Mittleider Method of gardening and others that are traditional raised beds in which we use companion planting and intensive gardening models.
We do not use any insecticides or herbicides on our garden except occasionally spraying our squash plants with Neem Oil spray. Other methods of pest control we use are the application of Nolo Bait to control grasshoppers and the use of floating row covers as a physical barrier to limit bugs' access to the plants.
We love what we do and we keep finding ways to do it better and to be more productive so we can provide the highest quality possible to our customers.