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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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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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Toasting Pepitas

Tis the season for ghosts, ghouls, and EVERYTHING pumpkin. One of our favorite simple, tasty, and local autumn snacks is toasted pumpkin seeds! Toasting your own pumpkin seeds is as easy as pie.  Speaking of pumpkins and pie, here’s a great recipe for one of our fall-favorites!   Your first step is to pick your perfect … Continued

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A-MAZE-ingly Good Gourds

As October comes to a close, Local Llano would like to remind you that pumpkins are still a pickin’. Listed below are some local farms in the Llano Estacado that are still selling your favorite jack-o-lanterns. We have also included some spooky fun family activities that these producers are putting together just for the holiday! … Continued

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What’s the Dill?!

Have any left over produce or veggies from this summer’s late harvest? Try pickling! Pickling can be a fun activity for the family, a great hors d’oeuvre to impress the in-laws, or just another way to show off your culinary skills. Popular Pickling Products Pickling is a flexible art, just don’t over season and it’s hard … Continued

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