News Article | 9/22/2017

Would you give up a high-paying career for life as a farmer? This man did

Driving through the entrance to Harvest by Hillwood in Argyle, one gets an overwhelming feeling of wandering back in time.

Located at Interstate 35W and Farm Road 407, the 1,200-acre master-planned community is nothing short of idyllic. Like “Leave It To Beaver” mixed with a touch of “Pleasantville.”

Located at Interstate 35W and Farm Road 407, the community features rows of charming single-family model homes with perfectly-manicured lawns and a sparkling 11-acre lake filled with catfish and bass just begging to be caught. The streets, which are neatly lined with large trees, are immaculate.

Trash is nonexistent.

A sign points drivers in the direction of The Hall, Harvest’s main venue for community-wide events like potlucks and birthday parties. Unfortunately, there is no party on the agenda for today. Instead, I’m meeting Ross DeOtte, Harvest’s 27-year-old on-site farmer.

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