Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

Dave Bowden runs a truck patch and displays turnips, green and red tomatoes and other locally grown fruits and vegetables for sale from Rockin R Ranch out of Welch, Okla. Bowden can usually be found next to his truck helping customers on Main Street in Grove.

Bowden said that turnip sales are very good.

“A lot of people like them, and this year we had a bumper crop,” he exclaimed.

“People are looking for fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving,” he said.

Bowden explained that you can cook turnips the same as potatoes.

“Just add some butter and salt and they are delicious!”

Soon the ranch will be buying several thousand seedless blackberries, but Bowden explained that it takes a year to get a harvestable crop.

Rockin R Ranch is located on 141 acres in Welch, Okla.