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Caprock Berry Farms: The Higher the Risk, the Sweeter the Reward.

By Hattie Robb With its freezing winters and dusty springs, one can easily assume the Llano Estacado region is only suitable for growing cotton and raising cattle. However, a young couple disproves that theory with their first-generation strawberry farm in Lubbock, Texas. I met with Dakota Keyser, the founder of Caprock Berry Farms, to discuss … Continued

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Caprock Berry Farms: The Higher the Risk, the Sweeter the Reward.

By Hattie Robb With its freezing winters and dusty springs, one can easily assume the Llano Estacado region is only suitable for growing cotton and raising cattle. However, a young couple disproves that theory with their first-generation strawberry farm in Lubbock, Texas. I met with Dakota Keyser, the founder of Caprock Berry Farms, to discuss … Continued

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Creating Kraut

By: Janie Ray Prichard   I used to spend most every summer in late July or early August, harvesting the cabbage from my Channing, TX garden and making sauerkraut in my beautiful 5-gallon crock from Marshall Pottery, and my father-in-law, Rondy Ray, a long-time ranch manager and cowman, was often my sous chef, pounding the … Continued

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A West Texas Farmer’s Guide to Keeping Poultry, Part I

By Justin Trammell (Canyon, TX)   African, American Buff and Toulouse Geese at Tir Bluen Farm   Over the past 6 years, I have kept just about every domestic poultry you can think of including: chickens (both production and heritage breeds), ducks, turkey, geese, and even guinea fowl. My methods of raising them have changed … Continued

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You Can Feel The Love…at GloryLand Bakery!

By Sydney Keim, Local Llano Intern (Lubbock, TX) You might have seen Gloryland Organic Bakery pop up recently at the Wolfforth Farmers Market (which takes place every Saturday from 10-2), but you might not know exactly why. Gloryland started baking bread out of their home to feed those they saw in need of help when … 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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