Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

BANNER PRODUCE SELLING WELL

Old Man In The Blue Pickup' Enjoying A Good Year At Market

Even though it is hard work and long hours in the hot sun, Tracy Gifford, with the help of his daughter, Megan, loves his days in the fields, planting, tending to, harvesting and selling his produce.

Gifford said he went broke farming in 2005 but "hung on for a couple more years," and then, due to medical reasons, he was unable to continue teaching math, so they began with a little garden by the house – but now they have expanded to acres of vegetables.

He built a machine to plant the produce and says the soil in his area of Banner County is better suited for making the "best-tasting pro...