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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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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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Mark Your Calendars, Locavore Season is Here!

Gear up for Saturday mornings! Farmers Market Season is here! With a variety of leafy greens, fresh breads, zesty jellies and more, these markets are sure to meet your heart’s desire. Check out a schedule for markets near you:  Lubbock’s Downtown Farmers Market opened June 3rd and goes through October 28th. Market opens on Saturday mornings … Continued

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Wolf Creek Farms and Ravenhouse Bakery

“I’ve got all of that property out there…wonder what I could do with it?” -Wolf Kuhlemeier, 2008 Fast forward to 2017, when Wolf and Alex Kuhlemeier have proven themselves pioneers as local producers in the Llano Estacado region. As a co-founder and past President of the West Texas Growers and Producers Association, Wolf is a … Continued

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Local Gastropub: The Crafthouse

Pineapple Upside Down Donut. Mac & Cheese W/ Bacon Crust. The All-American Burger. French Bread Pizza. Dry-Aged Ribeye… Shiner Bock German Chocolate Cake! If your mouth isn’t watering by now, how about a cold mug filled to the brim with your choice of over 18 freshly tapped brews? Welcome to The Crafthouse, Lubbock’s authentically eclectic … Continued

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Local Bakeries 101: Jimenez Bakery & Restaurant

  One of the most well represented food cultures in this part of the country is authentic mexican. Authentic mexican food runs so deep in our roots that every single one of our main streets have multiple successful mexican restaurants. However, what would we be without our mexican bakeries? Jimenez Bakery & Restaurant is a … Continued

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Make Your Local-Love Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine’s Day is a day to spoil the one that you love. When Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday, all of us lovebirds are forced to celebrate on the weekends around it!   Luckily, we have some great local resources to make a GRAND and romantic local dinner for you and your sweetheart this weekend! … Continued

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A Local Holiday Season

With our countdown to Thanksgiving being just a week away, we have officially entered the holiday season! If you’re hosting family and friends for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, or any holiday parties, you might be feeling some stress to get everything ready in time. Don’t fret, locavores, we put together some tips to make your … Continued

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(Local) School Snacks

Let’s face it, snacks are important. To a kid, snacks are an irreplaceable delicacy. Unfortunately, a lot of the snack foods available today are packed with preservatives and lacking in basic nutrition. But don’t fret! We have some ideas for whipping up healthy, local (and not to mention delectable) snacks to send—or eat—with your kids! … Continued

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Taking (local) Lunch to School is Cool

It’s that time of year when the back-to-school commercials are flooding your television screen, reminding you that, too soon, your family’s relaxed summer schedules will be quickly traded for early, hectic school mornings. One of the most monotonous tasks that comes with the back to school grind is packing school lunches for your little locavores. … Continued

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The Local Bite:  575° Pizzeria

575° Pizzeria is an Amarillo local favorite. Anyone you ask will tell you that before you do anything else, you HAVE to try this pizza.     575° Pizzeria started out as a small idea when a pizza company ended up for sale. Brian Kelleher, owner of 575°, told us that ten years ago when … Continued

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The Local Bite: Cocina de La Sirena

With all of the local hubbub as of late, we’ve been really into the freshness of some of our local restaurants. One of the best places to eat fresh, creative, and innovative local plates is Cocina de La Sirena located in Cactus Alley in Lubbock.   The two that opened the restaurant—Cat Traxler along with … Continued

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The Local Grind: Gatsby’s Coffeehouse

Local Llano is bringing back our Local Grind series in 2016. For those few who are not familiar with this series, every piece in the series takes an in-depth look into the local coffee sold on the Llano Estacado. What makes these local gems unique from national branches? This week we look at Gatsby’s Coffeehouse … Continued

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