The community includes a 12-acre farm with an orchard, greenhouse, houses for goats and chickens, seasonal produce sold on site every Saturday, and a vineyard run by Messina Hof. (Courtesy of Harvest Green)
Richmond’s Harvest Green community was named the best overall community over 600 acres at the 2021 Texas Association of Builders Texas Star Awards on July 15. The annual competition aims to showcase the work of developers, builders, renovators, architects, designers, sales and marketing professionals. construction professionals.
“It is an incredible honor for the Texas Association of Builders to recognize our uniqueness and name us the best in Texas,” Harvest Green General Manager Jerry Ulke said in a press release. “Sales of homes in our community have been exceptional due to the healthy living amenities we provide. We look forward to welcoming more residents as our community grows.
In addition to being named Best Overall Community Over 600 Acres, Harvest Green was a finalist in the Best Community Equipment, Best Community Clubhouse and Best Website categories.
With 1,930 acres of land, Harvest Green was Houston’s first agricultural neighborhood – a neighborhood that intentionally incorporates agriculture for its residents. It includes a 12-acre farm with an orchard, greenhouse, houses for goats and chickens, seasonal produce sold on site every Saturday, and a vineyard run by Messina Hof. Residents can participate in the neighborhood Farm Club, have back gardens, and even rent plots of land on the farm. In addition, the planned community offers a delivery of fresh produce as part of an agriculture program supported by the local community.
Recently, Harvest Green, a planned community by Johnson Development, acquired 630 acres which will bring approximately 1,400 new homes to the community as well as several parks, trails, green spaces and a second swimming pool. The planned community was originally slated for 2,000 homes and was also named the 2018 Community of the Year by the Greater Houston Builders Association as part of Houston’s Best PRISM Awards.