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Page 6A - The News - Friday, July 20, 2012 n Cackleberry Farm on Highway 31 not your typical roadside stand Susan Harrison Located one mile east of The News Staff Malakoff and six miles west of MALAKOFF - Cackleberry Athens on State Highway 31, Fam~ Produce and Mercantile Cackleberry Farm is finding out business owner Beth Mitchell is that the customers like the con- living her dream, venient packaging they offer "This is my lifestyle," from frozen casserole dishes to Mitchell said. the packaged sliced squash and Mitchell was raised on a farm snap green beans. in Italy, Texas and is thrilled Cackleberry Farm offers with the success of Cackleberry casseroles, cobblers and Farm. desserts for those busy families "We are receiving wonderful that do not have time to cook. feedback from our customers," Their casseroles include Mitchell said. chicken spaghetti, king ranch, "They tell us they are pleased squash and green bean. with our products and find our Prior to opening Cackleberry prices very reasonable," Farm on the highway in mid- Mitchell explained. April, Beth and her husband, "We want this to be a step Billy Mitchell, sold produce, back in time, where people feel homemade bread and meat from free to visit with us and find out their home for about three we are not your typical roadside years. fruit and vegetable stand," They also were the only pro- Mitchell added, duce vendor at the Farmers She likes to tell customers Market in Athens when it when a new delivery of fruits opened a couple of years ago. and vegetables are expected so This is their third year of sell- they Call plan their return visit ing produce and they could not for the best choices, be happier. SUSAN HARRISON PHOTO A wide variety of fresh produce is always available at Cackleberry Farm Fresh Produce and Mercantile. "It is very hard work being a farmer and we are here to sup- port them," Beth explained that they offer produce from local farmers. "We want to stand out and offer something that no one else has," Beth said about Cackle- berry Farm's selections and her desire to build relationships with their customers. Cackleberry Farm also sells farm fresh eggs, flour, salsa, rel- ish, local honey, sorghum, rib- bon cane syrup, along with sea- sonal fresh produce which cur- rently includes tomatoes, onion, beans, peas, okra and much more. "Customer favorites are our tomatoes, peas, canned jams and jellies along with our frozen peaches," Beth said. "They just love Cackleberry Farm toma- toes and peas." "We really want our products to make life better for our cus- tomers. Our casseroles are a big seller. We are seeing repeat cus- tomers for them," Beth ex- plained. Beth and husband Billy have been married 32 years and have three grown children and nine grandchildren. Billy Mitchell is a familiar face in the area as the city of Malakoff's chief of police for the past six years. Billy has spent the last 30 years in law en- forcement serving in Waxa- hachie, Ferris, Ennis, Wilmer. and Malakoff. Both Beth and Billy were born in Dallas, but raised in towns outside of the Metroplex. SUSAN HARRISON PHOTO Cackleberry Farm Fresh Produce and Mercantile owners Billy Mitchell (left) and Beth Mitchell stand on the front porch of their store. Customers are encouraged to stroll among the fresh, homegrown produce for sale, including farm laid eggs. Cackleberry Farm Produce and "We want people to know that Mercantile. we're here to stay and that our Cackleberry Farm is easy to prices are affordable for the see on the north side of SH 31 times we live in," Beth said. West, just one mile east of the "We want people to commu- city limits of Malakoff, 2 nicate with us. If there is some- miles from the loop in Athens thing they would like us to and six miles west of Athens. carry, let us know and if we can Their actual address is 9950 get it, we will," explained Beth. Hwy 31 W, Malakoff, Texas, Cackleberry Farm offers a 75148 and their telephone num- discount on Wednesdays to ~illY gr~_uD_jn Wilmer,.~d is ber is (903) 203-1017. those 65 and older, respo~si~i~r the bt~]ne'gS" '' i CaeHeberry Fa~,' 6pen i, It IS espeer~ h~,,fdr name seven days a week and their older people that live on a "He says I 'cackle' all the business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 fixed income, that is why we time, like a hen cackling when p.m., Monday through Friday; give a 10 percent price break she is ready to lay her egg," 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday to seniors on Wednesdays," Beth shared, hence the name and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday Beth said. k KNOW?? / ! Governments are required to publish their decisions in the newspaper- including their intent to build a structure nearby that you might not want. But some officials want to bury public notices on little en, rarely visited government websites. If it is not in the newspaper, how will you know? Call us to learn more THE NEWS Rinn Graduates Ryan Dalton Rir: graduated from Basic Training on May 25, 2012 from Lackland Air Force Base. He graduated from Shep- pard Air Force Base June 7 as a KC 135 crew chief. Rinn will be stationed at McLonnell Air Force Base in Wi- chita, Kansas. His family - Kirstie Monsi- vais-Rinn, Tyler, Ellie and Carson - will join him at McConnell. COURTESY PHOTO ADVERIISE 9oi/489 531