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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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Jack-o-Lanterns 101

Pumpkin carving may seem simple but we’re here to tell you that in the game of yearly Jack-o-Lantern carving, it’s serious business. There’s a lot to pumpkin carving that you might not realize! Thinking deeper about something that seems so simple can expand consciousness for locality, conservation, and family-fun. History of Jack-o-Lanterns As soon as October … 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 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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‘Crazy Enough’ at Crazy Hoe Farms

The saying goes something like this: “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” …and ‘crazy enough’ is just the push Amanda Brocato, owner of Crazy Hoe Farms, needed to start up a locally-owned farm in Wolfforth, TX. I had the chance to meet Amanda … 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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(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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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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Local Producer Series: Holy Cow Beef

Welcome back! Local Llano likes to take an in-depth look into farmers, vendors and more in the Llano Estacado region. In this edition, Holy Cow Beef, a family-owned ranch that raises grass-fed black Angus beef. The Warrens truly care to deliver the best quality of beef possible to their customers. Get to know your local beef … Continued

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