Our History & Beginnings

The Farmer's Daughter Market
 


Our History & Beginnings

Our History & Beginnings

Linda Praytor, owner of The Farmer’s Daughter Market, was raised on a farm by her parents in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. Her daddy was a dairy farmer who could fix anything, usually with baling wire. He thought Linda’s Mama was an angel, which according to Linda, she was. Linda’s parents prayed a lot, because they believed everything was at the mercy of the “Good Lord”.

Linda was privileged to experience God’s creation every day…
the sun setting over the trees, the smell of fresh cut hay, saving a newborn baby calf from near death. She was also taught responsibility and hard work, even learning to drive a truck and other kinds of farm equipment before she was eight years old. On the farm, hard work was a way of providing for needs not wants. Whether getting up early to start the day herding in the milk cows, picking a pecan crop or baling hay before a rainfall, Linda and her sister were never allowed to complain because the work was the means to the blessings God had provided.

If you talk to her very long, you will hear stories of the farm – sleeping in a freezing room wrapped in Grandma’s quilts, carefree times of playing barefoot in the creek, chasing fireflies at night and the naming of all 28 barn cats that lived with this family on the farm. And as she weaves her stories, you will find yourself wishing that you had lived there too. This is the history that contributed to The Farmer’s Daughter Market – where traditions of hard work, faith, and family were formed. And just as they were back then, they are still what leads Linda Praytor on her life’s journey.