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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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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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Zucchini Fritters

School started back for most people in our area this week. That means we are back to our busy schedules, toting kids around town, homework, sports practices and “trying” to get into bed on time. That means that the weekends are the best time to relax and enjoy each others company. Local Llano is bringing … Continued

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Local Producer Series: E3 Farm

When he’s not ranking in the top 10 at Texas FFA agronomy competitions, playing baritone in his marching band, attending networking events, or doing homework, Ethan Carter is building a business with his hands in the soil. At the youthful age of 15, Ethan has delved into a full-time project that has exceeded his expectations, … Continued

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Our 9 BEST Water Saving Tips

  The importance of water conversation cannot be emphasized enough – especially when you consider that fresh, clean water is a limited resource. Moreover, the less water that’s wasted by humans means less clean water will become contaminated. The good news is that there are hundreds of ways that you can save water in your … Continued

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Indoor Garden Secrets

Whether you live in a city, have limited outdoor space, or want to garden all year long, indoor gardening is a great option. It generally takes up little room – or as much room as you can give it – and can serve as a base for starter plants that you’ll take outside in the … Continued

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Local Producer Series: Sarita’s Organic Tortillas

It all happened naturally for Sarita’s Organic Tortillas. What began as a craving for freshly homemade tortillas turned into a local craze in Lubbock, TX. Sarah and Jay Castro, owners of Sarita’s Organic Tortillas are a customer favorite at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market “We lived in the Mission District in San Francisco…hand-made, fresh tortillas … Continued

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Local Business Series: Scott’s Gourmet Salsa

Are you truly a Texan if you don’t like salsa?  It’s the conversation starter at a BBQ, the beautifully spicy centerpiece at a Super Bowl party, the zesty, rich topping to any solid chip, taco, or burger. Oh…and it’s fresh and healthy. WIN-WIN! Dr. Scott Howard has a successful career as a full-time chiropractor in … Continued

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Fairy Gardens

Fairy gardens are a charming option for gardening enthusiasts and provide an enchanting, imaginative look in almost every setting. Photo credit: Enchanting Whims Specifically, fairy gardens are miniature landscapes created with small-scale plants and accessories. Depending on the size of your area, fairy gardens can be as big or as small as you choose. You … Continued

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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests

There’s no such thing as a “pest-free” garden, no matter what people do to keep pests away. Even the healthiest gardens get pests, but too many of them can cause extensive damage and negatively affect your harvest. Maintaining a healthy garden means, in part, identifying the most destructive bugs while also learning about earth-friendly methods … Continued

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Local Business Series: Triple J Chophouse-Brewery

“Well crafted beer & damn good food.” Famous for being one of Lubbock’s first brewery pubs, Triple J Chophouse is a local eatery and brewery in the heart of the downtown Depot District. The Chophouse boasts juicy, hand-cut steak dinners, fan-favorite lunch menus, and refreshingly crisp brews. Not only is the food & beer fantastic; … Continued

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