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Blumenflor—Where Gardeners Meet!

By Susie Wiebe (Seminole, TX) In 2013, we began our 20’x40’ greenhouse/ garden center with an emphasis on bedding plants. Many of the flowers and all vegetables we seed ourselves. Bedding plants that we aren’t able to seed, come in from reputable suppliers where we then transplant with much hands-on experience. Early on, we noticed … Continued

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Talltex Beef-Dalhart, TX

Talltex Beef, in Dalhart, TX, is owned by David and Christine Meyer. They are a relatively new business that is growing fast and has a lot to offer: grass-fed beef, sheep, and several crops including black-eyed peas, sunflowers, and milo. David explains that he can’t keep enough lamb sausage around! (It’s very yummy). People come … Continued

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Your Local FARMacy-Bushland, TX

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” Something that Charles Murphy and his family live by on their farm in Bushland, Texas; about a two-acre property filled with vegetables, and a few fruits mixed in. Charles, his wife and their three kids: Charlize (12), Gentry (8), and Charles AKA Buzz (6) all … Continued

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Gee’s Family Sweet Corn

Tired of not getting the sweetest corn from the local grocery store? Look no further than Amarillo Texas’s very own sweet corn farm, family owned and operated by Tim and Michele Gee. Gee Family Farm & Sweet Corn promises it is the freshest, sweetest corn you will ever taste! The Gee’s have owned the farm … Continued

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Jupiter’s Garden: Amarillo, TX

This week, we were fortunate enough to travel and learn about all new kinds of plants in a small but powerful garden, in Amarillo. Kajsa Mason has been gardening for a few years but recently, she took up medicinal plants, and native plants to expand her garden. Kajsa has a list of interesting plants, but … 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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