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Alex and Betsy Hitt began farming in 1981 and grow 80 varieties of 23 vegetables, along with 164 varieties of cut flowers. In the summer of 2006, they were named the Southern Region winners of the 2006 Patrick Madden Award, given to exemplary farmers in four U.S. regions by the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, USDA. Sustainable agriculture is defined as a way of farming that does not erode, deplete, or poison the soil with chemical fertilizers.