Working Hard with the Howard’s

By Daniel Colunga (OC Local Foodshed Intern, Silverton, TX) Being a local food producer takes more dedication and time than it seems. Imagine having to take care of 26 hundred tomato plants. Howard Farm’s Produce does this daily. The farm is taken care of by Markeeta and Donny Howard, along with their kids, and other […]

Keeping it Peachy with the Monroe’s

By Daniel Colunga (OC Local Foodshed Intern, Silverton, TX) If you were to ask me what the best fruit is, my answer would always be the same,  peaches! From the first bite you take, the sweet sensation just makes your taste buds shout with joy. What is even better is naturally grown peaches from a […]

Staying Busy with T’s Kitchen: Tori Minick Edwards

By Daniel Colunga (OC Local Foodshed Intern, Silverton, TX) Most people in Turkey, Texas stay busy with one main job. However, this is not the case for local food producer, Tori Minick Edwards. For several years, she owned and operated the Caprock Courier Newspaper. After selling it, she began to work for the Childress, and […]

Creek House Honey Farm: Canyon’s buzzing bee farm and winery

By Hattie Robb With its home-raised honey, delicious food, and refreshing drinks, Creek House Honey Farm is a hit destination for tourists and locals alike. Located in Canyon, Texas, the operation offers tours, homemade skincare products, event venue space and so much more. It’s hard to believe this buzzing business was once just a hobby […]

Ogallala Greens: West Texas’ up-and-coming hydroponic farm

By Hattie Robb To broaden the Llano Estacado’s food shed and lessen the environmental impact of traditional farming, Slaton native, Cory Roof plans to establish Ogallala Greens as a hydroponic vegetable farm in West Texas. Over the past five years, Roof has helped construct and operate some of the most advanced greenhouses in the world. […]

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 […]

Alcove Farms: Regenerative farming reaps egg-celent results

By Hattie Robb With Easter season upon us, you might want to reconsider your annual visit from the Easter bunny and instead, grab some all-natural eggs from Alcove Farms. Not only is this operation a beacon of great stewardship but it is also a wonderful source for fresh and healthy poultry products. When Ron and […]

Juicy Lucy’s Legacy: Mobile Farmers Pantry’s Road to Success

By Hattie Robb, Local Llano Intern (Nazareth, TX) Juicy Lucy’s mobile produce truck gives locally grown food a whole new meaning with its portable farmers market that offers fresh produce year-round. I had the chance to meet with the owner and founder of Juicy Lucy, Lucinda Mann, to discuss how she turned her small garden […]

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 […]

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 […]

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