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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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Chaparral Cactus & Succulents

Amarillo has plenty of character when it comes to its charm and right outside the busy streets, there is a charismatic little spot called Chaparral Cactus & Succulents. At Chaparral you can find a specialization of cactus and succulents that will thrive in the south plains.                   … Continued

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The Local Grind: Roasters, an Amarillo Institution

Craig Gualtiere considers himself “some lucky idiot from Amarillo” when he’s telling a story of the time he rubbed elbows with Snoop Dog at the Super Bowl. But Craig is definitely no idiot. He’s brewed the bean juice that fuels Amarillo for over 20 years now at several Roaster’s Coffee & Tea Company locations. He went from … Continued

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The Local Grind: Evocation Coffee Lab and Micro-Roastery

Evocation Coffee Lab is currently nestled in an Amarillo business park. It’s actually kind of hard to find if you’ve never been there (they’ll be opening a new location at 34th and Coulter within the next month). Their ‘Lab’ is the coffeehouse and brew bar storefront to their micro-roastery. It’s owned and operated by husband … Continued

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The Local Grind: Palace Coffee Company

Palace Coffee In Canyon and Amarillo Palace Coffee is owned and operated by Patrick and Krystal Burns of Amarillo. They opened their first shop on The Square in Canyon, TX in July 2011. Since then, they’ve expanded to offer a second location in downtown (Polk & 8th) Amarillo. They’ve recently begun planning a third shop, supposedly … Continued

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Llano Estacado Agritainment Calendar

Last week we told you about some fall fun outdoor activities, here. All those recommendations centered around locally made food and drink. This week we’re bringing you a new list of outdoor fun related to agriculture in our area. Activities centered around ag are often referred to as agritainment. In this specific instance we’re including … Continued

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Eat, Drink, and Hang: Local Events in October

It’s no secret the weather in September and October is about the best anyone could ask for. It’s such a nice reprieve from the Llano Estacado’s dog days of summer. When September rolls around, we’re ready for outdoor activities, and these are a few of the best we found. This is a quick list of events … Continued

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Eating Local: 5 More Reasons to Become a Locavore (pt. 2)

It is interesting to think about the food situation on the Llano Estacado. It is one of the most heavily-farmed regions in the world, yet most people living here generally eat foodstuffs from elsewhere. One of the things Local Llano is most passionate about is increasing access to food from our region through the information … Continued

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Farmers Market Season on the Llano Estacado

We have experienced a season of exceptional rain here on the Panhandle High Plains. It has been years since spring showed up as it did this year, with timely moisture. It will be great to see the outcome at the local farmers market. Look for produce to be available in abundance and expect garlic, onions … Continued

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