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Local Producer Series: Tománek Farms, LLC

The Tománek Family Farm has had a name in the great state of Texas since 1907, when Joseph and Anna Tománek sailed from Czechoslovakia to Galveston, TX. In 1921, the family settled in Gilliland, Texas and raised eight children. Fast forward to 2016, when great-granddaughter, Sara Tománek Norman, decided to keep the name alive, introducing … Continued

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Local Producer Series: Tománek Farms, LLC

The Tománek Family Farm has had a name in the great state of Texas since 1907, when Joseph and Anna Tománek sailed from Czechoslovakia to Galveston, TX. In 1921, the family settled in Gilliland, Texas and raised eight children. Fast forward to 2016, when great-granddaughter, Sara Tománek Norman, decided to keep the name alive, introducing … Continued

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10 Healthy Recipes

It’s the start of a NEW YEAR! Every person may have their own goals to accomplish in 2018 or focus on a particular word/phrase. If your new year’s resolution is to focus on healthy foods this roundup of 10 healthy recipes is for you and our family. We’ve personally tried many of these dishes and … Continued

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10 Christmas Recipes

Christmas is one week away and you may be needing some ideas for breakfast, dinner, cocktails, and desserts. Local Llano has created a roundup of 10 Christmas recipes that everyone can enjoy. Let’s start off with #1. Mistletoe Margaritas from How Sweet Eats #2 Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib from the Recipe Critic #3 Cranberry Salsa from the … Continued

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Introducing Hunger and Horticulture

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Each holiday season, something special happens: diverse groups come together, we surrender our differences, and kindness is spread throughout. This month, we sat down with Andrew Black, Regional Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative to learn about the many acts of kindness and collaboration that are happening with the … Continued

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Cold Weather on the Llano Estacado

Your garden requires extra care and attention as temperatures drop and fall steadily transforms into winter. In West Texas, you’ll need to evaluate the climate – including the length of the cold season – and the type of extra care needed to help plants survive the season. The following are techniques that can help your … Continued

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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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Activity Book For Kids

Most of us live busy lives that consist of work, families, friends and just managing the day to day tasks that each of those brings. Parents understand the need to keep your kids busy at all times because if it’s too quiet, you know something isn’t right. Besides posting recipes, talking about Local Llano producers … Continued

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Zucchini Fritters

School started back for most people in our area this week. That means we are back to our busy schedules, toting kids around town, homework, sports practices and “trying” to get into bed on time. That means that the weekends are the best time to relax and enjoy each others company. Local Llano is bringing … Continued

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Our 9 BEST Water Saving Tips

  The importance of water conversation cannot be emphasized enough – especially when you consider that fresh, clean water is a limited resource. Moreover, the less water that’s wasted by humans means less clean water will become contaminated. The good news is that there are hundreds of ways that you can save water in your … Continued

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Indoor Garden Secrets

Whether you live in a city, have limited outdoor space, or want to garden all year long, indoor gardening is a great option. It generally takes up little room – or as much room as you can give it – and can serve as a base for starter plants that you’ll take outside in the … Continued

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Keeping Your Soil Healthy

The summer heat in West Texas and surrounding areas can take its toll on humans, but even more so on plants. Making sure that your garden has sufficient water is a must, but so is maintaining your soil to provide optimal growing conditions. Fortunately, there is a variety of ways to keep your soil healthy … Continued

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Planting by the Moon

Planting By The Moon Romance, gazing at the stars – let’s face it, moonlight is great for a lot of things. But there’s more to the Moon than meets the eye and heart. For one, many gardening experts say that planting according to the Moon’s phases – and gravitational pull – will help your plants … Continued

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