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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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‘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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New Year: Pledge Local

You’re not alone if you make resolutions for the New Year. From starting a fitness program to set a weight loss goal to be more productive at work are just some of the many resolutions that people will make in 2018. If you’re looking for a resolution that’s healthy and helps the community, however, then … Continued

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Farmers Market Forever

Forget farmers market season, we just entered the world of farmers market forever. Just as you thought farmers market season was over, Lubbock is unveiling a new idea: Indoor, year-round farmers markets! Farmers market season is every locavores favorite time of year. Now, you needn’t wait for any season because West Texas Growers and Producers … Continued

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The Local Squeeze: Wine Not?

Fall is upon us. Winds are getting chilled, leaves are thinking of falling off of their branches, and the clouds are rolling in. As we willingly cross the threshold into the new season, what better way to kick off your soon-to-be chilly nights by the fire than to get a good list of where to … Continued

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Christmas with Local Llano

Only a little over a week left before your Christmas holiday begins. Before we introduce Local Llano’s favorite holiday recipe submissions from our Facebook challenge, we want to thank everyone that submitted a recipe from their holiday tradition. We appreciate your food as well as your support! Local Llano asked for your favorite holiday recipes … Continued

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Local Producer Series: Double Shovel Christmas Tree Farm

This week, we’re continuing our in-depth look into farmers, vendors and more of the Llano Estacado region. In this edition, Double Shovel Christmas Tree Farm, a family-owned, “choose and cut” Christmas tree farm. The Webbs had been a military family for 25 years beginning in 1987 and have traveled all over the world. Since 2009, the Webbs … Continued

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