The Farmers: Jeffrey and Julie Braune.
What they Grow: Winter squash, kale, spinach, collards, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, white beets, zucchini, strawberries, cabbage, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, and a lot of pumpkins in the fall!
Acreage:50 acres; 30 farmed acres.
Farming Practices: Preserving soil health, specifically the high mineral content of the soil; Although not certified organic, they follow sustainable farming practices on the farm.
Fun Farm Fact: They run a pumpkin patch! From the farm: “In 2013, we realized there were very few pumpkin patches in our area that actually grew their own pumpkins. We wanted to offer a unique experience to south Texas and so the Braune Farms Pumpkin Patch was born. We love to welcome visitors during the fall to find a pumpkin in our patch and enjoy many other activities available at Braune Farms!”
about The Farm
“Our Farm. Our Family. Our Home.”
We’re delighted to be working with Braune Farms to bring you even more exceptional produce. Locals might be familiar with their October Pumpkin Patch, an annual event featuring hayrides, pumpkin-picking, farm animals, face painting, end even pumpkin put-put. The farm is a fantastic reminder of how we come together as a family and community to celebrate our seasonal offerings straight from the Texas dirt.
Jeffrey and Julie Braune’s farm is located on 50 acres of rich, high-mineral soil in Geronimo, Texas. Along with their four kids, the Braunes started growing fresh vegetables for just their family. Over time, this grew into a conventional row crop farm, and then a sustainable vegetable farm. In total, they farm about 30 acres of land using cover crops and newer farming techniques to work more efficiently, improve soil health, and grow as naturally as possible. Jeffrey and Julie both come from agricultural families; Jeffrey is a 5th-generation farmer, and Julie’s father was an agricultural teacher who passed along an appreciation for farming and ranching.
Just like the quote at the top suggests, this farm is all about family. We work with a lot of farmers pulling double duty as growers and parents, but for the Braunes, the kids are integral and often get involved in planting and picking. It’s not uncommon to tune into their Instagram feed to see the younger generation smiling in the fields.
Just like the quote at the top suggests, this farm is all about family. We work with a lot of farmers pulling double duty as growers and parents, but for the Braunes, the kids are integral and often get involved in planting, picking, and experimenting with meal prep challenges like: What makes the best kale chip? It’s not uncommon to tune into their Instagram feed to see the younger generation smiling in the fields.
We’re glad to consider the whole Braune family as partners in our MilkRun mission. If you discover their beautiful produce in your weekly subscription, this captures the kind of investment we’re always excited about: “You are truly supporting a small family farm and helping to give us the opportunity to continue a long farming tradition.”
Keep an eye out for delicious green beans, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, white beets, zucchini, strawberries, cabbage, carrots, radishes, kale, collards, and more from the Braune family in your Local Produce subscription!