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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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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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Food Allergies on the Farm

For most peanut farming families, peanut butter sandwiches are a daily meal out in the fields. Whether it’s with honey, jelly or just a spoonful of their favorite peanut butter, most farmers love to eat what they grow. For the Furgeson family, things weren’t that simple on their 1000 acre peanut farm. Anthony and Traci … Continued

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The Freshest Coffee This Side of the Llano

Real. Good. Coffee. Meet Zane and Zach, owners of Gold Stripe Coffee Roasters in Lubbock, TX. The two brothers are changing the game of what quality coffee means in our region, roasting fresh coffee beans on site, offering the

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Moonlight Market

The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market began as an offshoot of the Downtown Art Market that started May 2009. Now, the First Friday Art Trail is a “must-do” downtown Lubbock event each month. We’re celebrating six years this season and have become the largest community-based farmers market in Lubbock and surrounding areas.

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Local Business Series: Long Wooden Spoon Brewing

Ever tried a Green Chili beer? How about a Pumpkin Porter brewed from locally grown pumpkins in Floydada, TX? Maybe you don’t have a favorite…but head into Amarillo’s first brewery, Long Wooden Spoon Brewing…and you’re sure to find a fresh brew that hits the spot. This month, we met with owners Jared and Kim Read … Continued

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Yogurt And All The Good Stuff

In an age of health and wellness trends across America, Mid Fresian Dairy remains ahead of the curve. Meet the van der Ploeg family, who operate a 3,000 head dairy in Clovis, NM, producing fresh, whole yogurt for the Texas and New Mexico region.   Growing up in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands, … Continued

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Sweet Series: Sugarista Bakery

There’s nothing quite like a warm cookie to brighten your day. Even better if it’s red velvet, am I right? If red velvet isn’t your flavor of choice, choose from 25 others, including the eclipse (half brownie/chocolate chip), mint mocha, brown sugar, or the newest customer favorite, caliente craze. Kimberly Cantu, owner and baker at … Continued

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Local Producer Series: Tománek Farms, LLC

The Tománek Family Farm has had a name in the great state of Texas since 1907, when Joseph and Anna Tománek sailed from Czechoslovakia to Galveston, TX. In 1921, the family settled in Gilliland, Texas and raised eight children. Fast forward to 2016, when great-granddaughter, Sara Tománek Norman, decided to keep the name alive, introducing … Continued

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10 Healthy Recipes

It’s the start of a NEW YEAR! Every person may have their own goals to accomplish in 2018 or focus on a particular word/phrase. If your new year’s resolution is to focus on healthy foods this roundup of 10 healthy recipes is for you and our family. We’ve personally tried many of these dishes and … Continued

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