POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:24pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:26pm
(KETK) - Jacksonville Tx — Brookshire Grocery company recently celebrated local growers at a luncheon.
More than 50 local suppliers help fill the grocery company's stores across three states.
The luncheon was a chance for growers to get a little thank you for their contributions in local agriculture.
David Claiborne with 'Jacksonville Best Tomato Company', was named grower of the year.
'We're really grateful for the recognition that it has brought to us. And we really accepted the award on our behalf but as well on the behalf of the area growers who work really hard to produce local vegetables in our area.'
Claiborne's company has supplied produce to Brookshire's for about 20 years and he tells KETK he hopes to continue the partnership well into the future.