Although Houston’s winter weather sometimes flirts with freezing temperatures, citrus still grows great here. That’s why Urban Harvest’s annual Fruit Tree Sale, the third Saturday in January, draws so many. In four hours, buyers snap up 6,000 fruit trees. “Every year some trees can produce between 600 and 1,000 fruits that taste wonderful,” says Ray Sher, volunteer chairman of the sale, which is held at Emerson Unitarian Church.
Urban Harvest Classroom
Most classes at Urban Harvest are scheduled in the evenings and on Saturdays at the former Anson Jones Elementary School at 2311 Canal Street. Bayou City Farmers Market is located in the back parking lot at 3000 Richmond Avenue, between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway. It is open 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Visit www.urbanharvest.org, or call (713) 880-5540.
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"Houston Grows" is from the August 2008 issue of Texas Living: People & Places, a special section of Southern Living for our subscribers in Texas.