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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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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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Blumenflor—Where Gardeners Meet!

By Susie Wiebe (Seminole, TX) In 2013, we began our 20’x40’ greenhouse/ garden center with an emphasis on bedding plants. Many of the flowers and all vegetables we seed ourselves. Bedding plants that we aren’t able to seed, come in from reputable suppliers where we then transplant with much hands-on experience. Early on, we noticed … Continued

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Orchards on the Llano

Meet the Millers If you have ever driven from Lubbock to Brownfield, TX, you have probably noticed the impressive pecan orchard owned and managed by Dustin and Jessica Miller. The 360 total acres of pecan trees consists of approximately 240 acres of mature trees and 120 acres of young trees. Varieties of pecans found throughout … Continued

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Rediscovering Sourdough

By Janie Prichard Gluten intolerance has become very prevalent through consumption of “our daily bread,” primarily due to inferior methods of bread making which include using bakers yeast to speed up the process of creating leaven as well as using modern grains that lack the nutrients of the more ancient varieties, some of which have … Continued

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Building Raised Garden Beds

By Darryl Birkenfeld Growing up on a family farm near Nazareth, TX, everything seemed big to me. Even our garden resembled a miniature farm field—plowed by a tractor and disk, formed with furrows like a field of irrigated milo. Though we had the advantages of large machinery, we spent a lot of time hoeing weeds … Continued

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Morgan Farms – Midland Plants and Produce

The Morgan family started their farm business in Midland some twenty years ago due to their love of farm fresh eggs. Store bought eggs never tasted the same as those from their own chickens. They then started growing their own vegetables and felt the same about their produce. It tasted so much fresher and flavorful … Continued

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Brewing Beer with Terroir

By Mickey Minter (Lubbock, TX) When I was a teenager, way back in the 70’s, my buddies and I would load up with whoever was willing to take the back roads from Levelland to the “strip” on the outskirts of Lubbock to get a case of beer for Friday night. We would buy Budweiser, Coors, … Continued

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From Hobby Gardener to Market Farmer: Flying Y Farm

By Elvia Gallego (Local Llano Intern) Plains, TX What started as a family garden and love of farming has now grown into a full time business for DeAnn Yates. As a generational farmer, DeAnn has a passion for agriculture that is deeply rooted in her family. She and her husband Jody farm cotton and raise … Continued

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Brent’s Cafe

Formally known as Zinnia Bakery, Brent’s Café is a new restaurant opening soon in Amarillo, Texas. With the same atmosphere Chef Brent Lancour and his wife Heather Lancour wanted originally; now has turned into a full restaurant. Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a full bar and featuring baked goods made by Heather. The Café is … Continued

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Yellow City Street Food

Originally established in 2013, in a small shack, now upgraded to Yellow City Street Food and located in the heart of Amarillo in a quaint, sit-down restaurant. Yellow City Street Food is a force to be reckoned with. “Fresh food,  not fast food!” Is a motto they strive with their food they serve and the … Continued

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Weiners Family Garden-Groom, TX

We headed up to Groom, Texas with every intention of solely learning about Jesse Wieners and Weiners Family Garden. What came out of it was so much more than an interview. This past spring, Jesse’s hay caught fire and all profits were lost. Jesse posted about the fire on his personal Facebook page and received … Continued

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