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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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Adventures in Container Gardening

Hello Locavores! I thought it was about time to introduce myself – I’m Erin and I’ve been working behind the scenes here at Local Llano for about a year now. I hope to meet many of you at our local farmers markets this summer! I’m a busy person. I work full-time and I’m also a … Continued

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Finding the Way to Your Foodshed

By Darryl Birkenfeld We just celebrated Labor Day—best known as the final vacation of summer. It is an interesting holiday because it falls squarely in the middle of the food harvest. Corn fields are ripening, cotton bolls begin to crack open and show their snow-white fiber. But I want to refer to that great river … Continued

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