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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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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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Jack-o-Lanterns 101

Pumpkin carving may seem simple but we’re here to tell you that in the game of yearly Jack-o-Lantern carving, it’s serious business. There’s a lot to pumpkin carving that you might not realize! Thinking deeper about something that seems so simple can expand consciousness for locality, conservation, and family-fun. History of Jack-o-Lanterns As soon as October … Continued

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Local Business Series: The Coffee Shop

The land of Lubbock is vast and friendly, with a uniquely quiet downtown atmosphere. Unlike the hustle and bustle of metropolises across America, Downtown Lubbock brings a taste of the Big City, to the “Lil’ Big City.” On any given weekday, as you stroll down Broadway street, you will be welcomed by lawyers, CEOs, artists, … Continued

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Canning 101

The process of canning has been around for centuries and is still widely used today. Canning is a method of preserving food that allows you to store food contents for long periods – even several years. Canning methods used today – i.e., the use of a two-part canning lid – dates to the early 20th … Continued

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Activity Book For Kids

Most of us live busy lives that consist of work, families, friends and just managing the day to day tasks that each of those brings. Parents understand the need to keep your kids busy at all times because if it’s too quiet, you know something isn’t right. Besides posting recipes, talking about Local Llano producers … Continued

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Whiskful Thinking-A Whole Foods Bakery

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”-Ben Franklin  Meet Deb Hendley, creator and baker at Whiskful Thinking-A Whole Foods Bakery. With a menu full of goodies from cookies, to scones, to chocolate cake, Whiskful Thinking can provide delightful sweet treats that you wouldn’t believe are vegan, organic, gluten-free and HEALTHY for you! … Continued

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