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Revolution Farms: Crosbyton, TX

Revolution Farms are the local tomato producers that you don’t want to miss! With a mission to grow local produce and provide consumers with the benefits of fresh food, Quentin Clendenen (owner) tells us more. “I guess I was always interested in greenhouses. When I’d drive by them on the highway, I’d almost break my … Continued

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Revolution Farms: Crosbyton, TX

Revolution Farms are the local tomato producers that you don’t want to miss! With a mission to grow local produce and provide consumers with the benefits of fresh food, Quentin Clendenen (owner) tells us more. “I guess I was always interested in greenhouses. When I’d drive by them on the highway, I’d almost break my … Continued

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Canyon Crest Farms-Spearman, TX

Canyon Crest Farms is located in the rural agricultural area of Spearman, Texas. Owned and operated by Donia and Jason Varnon; their mission is to bring fresh produce to their small towns. Donia explained during the interview that because they live in such a rural area, shipping fresh produce is just too expensive: “If the … Continued

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Canyon Farmer’s Market

Canyon welcomed in summer on June 30th with the first Farmer’s Market of the season! This year there are 20 plus vendors, including locally grown from food to local artisans. Also available is free yoga on the lawn provided by Crossties Yoga. Canyon’s Farmer’s Market board wants you to know “The Mission of the Canyon … Continued

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One Year Later: Tir Bluen Farm

This week’s Farm Feature is one of Ogallala Common’s former interns, Justin Trammel with Tir Bluen Farm. Tir Bluen is an organically minded farm that has pasture-raised chickens, pigs and sheep. Justin also produces an abundant amount of vegetables. Tir Bluen isn’t just your average farm; they raise old heritage breeds. His sheep are originally … Continued

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Creek House Honey Farm-Canyon, TX

Creek House Honey Farm is owned and operated by Paige & George Nester; just east of Canyon, Texas. I sat down with Paige to learn all the tricks and trades of the beekeeping business. I was truly amazed at all the ins and outs of the business. I could’ve sat and listened to her talk … Continued

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Schulte Beef-Nazareth, TX

I got the opportunity this morning to sit, and sip coffee with the owner and producer of Schulte Beef. Don Schulte is the 3rd generation to farm and ranch on the original 1920’s homestead in Nazareth, Texas. I was in such awe when he told me that they have always raised cattle not only for … Continued

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Keeter’s Meat Company-Tulia, TX

Keeter’s Meat Company is not your average processor. This fourth generation, family-owned business is a (custom) cut above the rest…no pun intended. As I sat down with Jerry and Devin, 3rd and fourth generation owners of the business respectively, they explained to me what sets them apart: their custom cuts and emphasis on quality customer … Continued

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Amor Cocoa Lubbock, TX

“Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.” And while life might be surprising…your chocolate doesn’t have to be. When you purchase from Amor Cocoa, you can be confident that you have made a wise choice. This week, we had the pleasure of meeting Eric and Gloria, owners of Amor … Continued

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R&R Farms

Buying local produce might mean more than just knowing where your food comes from – it could mean investing in the future. That’s just what they’re doing at R&R Farms in Lubbock, TX. We got the chance to sit down with the wonderful couple behind the business and operations of R&R Farms. While hearing their … Continued

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The Plains Brew Co . Lubbock, TX

If you live in Lubbock and haven’t tried a craft beer from The Plains Brew Co. yet, then you just might be missing out on “the best beer of your life” – a statement commonly made by family and friends of Mickey and Debbie Minter. Mickey and Debbie own The Plains Brew Co.: “the first local … Continued

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South Plains Food Bank, GRUB Program

In 2001, a chance encounter with David Weaver, the CEO of the South Plains Food Bank, led me to dedicate ten years of my life to the food bank’s Farm, Orchard and GRUB programs. In 2011, I retired and moved to San Angelo, Texas. Fast forward to 2018, and I am back in Lubbock where … Continued

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Bar Z Winery-A Taste of Texas

Every day is a “grape” day at Bar Z Winery! Meet Anna McVey, operations manager at Bar Z Winery in Canyon, TX. For her, it all started in the Finger Lakes region of New York.  “It started out as a hobby; my friends and I would load up in the car and go wine tasting until … Continued

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