Terra Verde Farms is a small family owned and operated specialty foods business. In 1996, we began as an organic farm in Fredericksburg, Texas, the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Our interest in food and cooking led to the development Terra Verde Farms’ artisan food line. Conventional commercial farmers have spoiled many consumers by encouraging them to seek uniformity of size and appearance over flavor. Our approach was the opposite, we emphasize flavor. One of our daughters was fond of saying “Beauty is skin deep….flavor goes all the way to the taste buds.” In 2003, the Artisan Food line that began as a way to use our “uglies” (the produce left behind after all of our “pretties” sold at the farmer’s markets) became the mainstay of our operations. Mother Nature assisted in our decision to transition out of farming with late spring freezes in 2002 and 2003 that took the fruit crops. In 2004 we sold the farm and moved our artisan food business west.
Terra Verde Farms’ specialty foods are hand made by us in small batches from recipes that have been in our family for generations or new ones we developed from scratch. We want you to remember what a ripe peach, blackberry, or tomato tastes like. Our artisan foods enable you to close your eyes and remember Aunt Annie’s Wild Plum Preserves, Grandma’s Peach Cobblers, or that juicy, plump, fresh picked blackberry you snuck into your mouth instead of putting in your pail.
The first ingredient on our labels is always a fruit or vegetable. Minimal sugar or other sweeteners are added to the products. Several have no sweetener added at all. We only use natural ingredients… no artificial flavorings, preservatives or colors. Fresh ginger, lemon, peppers, onion, garlic, and the finest quality fresh and dried herbs are incorporated into our products. Your first and last impression of Terra Verde Farms’ foods is the taste of tree/vine ripe fruit or fresh vegetables.
Sandi & Hugh Sabel
Terra Verde Farms