Address: Smithville TX
About Us / Kathy and Ernest Karisch's Backyard Farm History: Kathy and Ernest Karisch have been bringing produce from their backyard to the farmers market for roughly 20 years. Both are retired, but a passion for good, fresh produce and a knack for gardening has kept them supplying the River Valley Farmers Markets with their vegetables and fruit year after year. After 50 years of marriage, it seems the Karischs have struck a perfect balance, Ernest keeping a watchful eye on the garden and Kathy hopping from one market to the next peddling their wares. But that does not mean Kathy is not a devoted gardener herself! She recalls planting 1,150 onions in one day, and is outside tending and watering the crops constantly. You can find Karisch family produce at the Smithville and Elgin River Valley Farmers Markets year-round.