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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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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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10 Christmas Recipes

Christmas is one week away and you may be needing some ideas for breakfast, dinner, cocktails, and desserts. Local Llano has created a roundup of 10 Christmas recipes that everyone can enjoy. Let’s start off with #1. Mistletoe Margaritas from How Sweet Eats #2 Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib from the Recipe Critic #3 Cranberry Salsa from the … Continued

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Introducing Hunger and Horticulture

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Each holiday season, something special happens: diverse groups come together, we surrender our differences, and kindness is spread throughout. This month, we sat down with Andrew Black, Regional Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative to learn about the many acts of kindness and collaboration that are happening with the … Continued

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Kelle B Jammin’

“I can’t just jam a few days a week. I wanna jam every day!” She’s hip, she’s innovative, she’s passionate: Meet Kelle Barnard, who ‘b jammin’’ all day, errday.  In an era where making jam seems to be a dying craft, Kelle B. Jammin’ is bringing back the spirit of using local products to create … Continued

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Local Producer Series: Tir Bluen Farm

“If we take care of the soil to start with, the land will take care of us.” Meet Justin Trammell, owner of Tir Bluen Farms in Amarillo, TX. Justin is a young farmer well versed in the world of regenerative agriculture and eco-farming in the Texas Panhandle. “These are relatively new terms. However, I believe … Continued

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Cold Weather on the Llano Estacado

Your garden requires extra care and attention as temperatures drop and fall steadily transforms into winter. In West Texas, you’ll need to evaluate the climate – including the length of the cold season – and the type of extra care needed to help plants survive the season. The following are techniques that can help your … Continued

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Got Milk? Coursey Family Farm Goat Dairy

Goats: The cure for all things, like, ever.  Itchy Skin? Try homemade soap. Grumbly tummy? Try goat milk. Need a good laugh? GOATS.   Thanks to local dairy goat farmers, Mike and Annette Coursey, of Coursey Family Farm, the Llano Estacado has access to fresh goat milk, yogurt and kefir, and nourishing soaps and body … Continued

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Pumpkin Capital USA

“There’s a pumpkin for everyone… and everything!”  On your drive up South Ralls Highway headed to Floydada, TX, you can’t miss the colorful pumpkin patches on either side of the road. Known as the Pumpkin Capital USA, Floydada, Texas has a heritage in growing uniquely edible and decorative ‘punkins’ of all kinds. Each year, Floydada … Continued

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