Margaret Taylor from Margaret’s Farm has been raising and growing food since she was a young girl in Kenya. Her roots in agriculture go deep and play an important role in her life. Although Margaret has been in Texas for 13 years, she only started farming part-time in the last three years. Time and resources keep her from doing more, but she doesn’t let that stop her. She chooses to grow food, because she enjoys good food, for her and her family, and for the simple joy of getting her hands in the soil. Margaret grows maize (corn), a variety of greens, herbs, and black-eyed peas. She also raises goats, chickens, guinea fowl, and ducks.
One of Margaret’s favorite meals to prepare is a flavorful Kenyan stew with greens like swiss chard or collard greens, tomatoes and chunks of goat meat. Ugali, a dish of maize flour (cornmeal) cooked with water to a porridge- or dough-like consistency, typically accompanies the stew.
You can find Margaret most Tuesdays at the SFC Farmers’ Market East. Be sure to stop by and pick up some of her greens and delicious chicken eggs!