Crows Vegetable Farm

Wayne and Connie’s youngest, Carra, also grew up participating in 4-H and FFA. Carra enjoyed showing sheep and working in horticulture leading her to build the first (and still only) greenhouse at Whitmore Farms in 2002 at age 14. Carra utilized her greenhouse to grow bedding plants and herbs that she would sell at the farmers’ markets in addition to growing transplants of squash, cucumber, watermelon, and cantaloupe for the farm. With her growing greenhouse business, Carra was able to use the income to pay her tuition for her Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness with a Minor in Horticulture at Oklahoma State University.

Carra went on to get her Master’s in Agriculture Economics from OSU in 2011 and worked for Reserve National Insurance Agency as an Operations Analyst until 2014. Carra then made a career change and is now teaching high school mathematics at Earlsboro Public Schools.

In 2009, Carra married Brandon Crow and moved her greenhouse business to his family’s farm near Shawnee, Oklahoma and selling her herbs and cut flowers at the OSU-OKC Farmers’ Market in addition to the other produce grown on Crows Farm. She then went on to build a greenhouse in 2016 to grow bedding plants, herbs, and vegetable transplants including the tomato and pepper transplants we use at Whitmore Farms.

Brandon had also grown up working alongside his parent’s, Ricky and Claudia Crow, on the produce farm they started. He would go along to farmer’s markets and help at their produce store on Main Street in Shawnee. Brandon got a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma and continues to work the farm full time alongside Carra and his parents.

While Crows Farm Markets has expanded to a second store on highway 3, Brandon and Carra continue to manage the farmers’ markets. Carra can be seen every Saturday during the summer at the Edmond Farmer's Market while Brandon attends the Farmers Market at Scissortail Park in OKC.