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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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Eating Local: 4 Reasons to Become a Locavore (pt. 1)

Farmers market season is getting off to a great start here in the Llano Estacado region. We had great amount of rainfall that will no doubt be wonderful for independent farmers throughout the region. As you probably already know, our goal at Local Llano is to allow our region’s inhabitants the opportunity to better “experience … 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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Monarch Workshop | St. George’s Episcopal Church

Since 1990, nearly 1 billion monarchs have perished accounting for about 90 percent population decline. Like bees, monarchs are essential for pollination and like the bees, have fallen victim to excessive herbicide use on their lifeblood, the milkweed plant. Once flying by the billions over the United States between Mexico and Canada, only about 30 … Continued

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Agritainment in the Llano Estacado Region

We love getting to see creativity and entrepreneurship come together in a way that helps create business and enjoyment for the members of a community. One way this is seen in the Llano Estacado region is in Agritainment, or agri-tourism. Sometimes referred to as agri-entertainment, agritainment is defined as any sort of agriculture-based entertainment. The … Continued

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Playa Lakes: Treasure of the Llano Estacado

Our work here at Local Llano serves to help members of our region grow their own food or find local farmers and growers to purchase from, as well as finding local producers who provide baked goods, wine, soaps, beef, eggs, etc. But with the recent blessing of so much rain we have received, we can’t … Continued

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New Mexico Farmers Markets: Clovis and Portales

Texans aren’t the only ones enjoying all the delicious bounty the Llano Estacado has to offer this year. Our friends to the west in Clovis and Portales, New Mexico have a farmers’ market experience worth bragging about. Margie Plummer has played a big role int he success of both of these farmers markets. In this … Continued

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Midland’s Farmers Market

Guest post by Kimberly Kenedy On any Saturday morning from the beginning of April until the end of October, a little parking lot in the middle of Midland, Texas springs to life with a bustle of sights, smells, and people. At 8:30 a.m. 501 W. Texas Ave. transforms into the Midland Downtown Farmers’ Market, a … Continued

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Farmers Markets in the Llano Estacado Region

Area farmers markets will be well underway by July 14th. With the recent moisture we have received, this year promises to hold much bounty for area localvores who want to enjoy produce that is grown and raised locally and sustainably. Photo Credit To help you stay aware of all markets in our area, we have … Continued

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