Happy New Year!

Remember the picture of those beautiful grapes grown right here on the Dixie Chile Ranch? Well, in Spain and some parts of Mexico, the custom is to eat delicious grapes just before midnight on New Year’s Eve, to bring good luck in the new year.

We can’t send you the grapes in reality, but you certainly have our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

Prospero Ano Nuevo! from su amigo, Diego, and everyone at the Ranch

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Merry Christmas!

We here at the Dixie Chile Ranch hope you have a wonderful holiday and that 2018 will be a great year for you.

We work very hard to make sure each strawberry, peach, apple or canary melon is just right for you to eat and enjoy, and appreciate each of our readers and customers more than we can tell you. It’s important to us that you have seasonally fresh fruit and vegetables to put on your table that haven’t been shipped long distances or heavily sprayed with chemicals.

Thank you for buying from us at the Martin Farmers Market and at our own DCR Store at the ranch house, for reading this blog and sharing your ideas, requests and recipes.

Feliz Navidad!
Diego, Chile Wrangler y su amigo

It’s catalog season

So many catalogs to look at and from which to choose. Mr. Tim pointed out a new melon in a catalog yesterday. It’s almost as bright a yellow as his famous Canary Melons on the outside. And on the inside, it’s a deep red! It’s a new variety of watermelon, unlike any other sandia I’ve ever seen.

Ah … a fresh-baked pumpkin muffin and a hot cup of coffee … two or three seed and plant catalogs … anticipating spring planting keeps farmers and chile ranchers going through the cold winter, yo creo. Pass me a muffin, por favor. Gracias!

your amigo, Diego