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Tacos begin on a farm

By Julie Tomascik Any day of the week. Any meal. Any time. Tacos are one of the foods that trump the dinner plate in Texas. And even more so on Taco Tuesday. Did you know? You can’t have tacos without Texas farmers and ranchers. The ingredients that make tacos tasty get their start on farms [...]

The freedom of choice

By Julie Tomascik We have a lot of freedoms. The freedom to worship as we please. The freedom to decide what we want to wear. And the freedom to choose what foods we want to eat. The great thing about American agriculture is however you want to eat—organic, non-GMO, traditional, conventional, grain-fed or grass-fed—there will [...]

February 11, 2020|Categories: Featured, Meet a Farmer, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ask a farmer about your food

By Julie Tomascik Let’s talk food and farming, Texas. We’re overwhelmed with buzzwords, marketing ploys and labels, not to mention the vast array of choices. How do we know the truth and what’s really best for us? Organic, conventional, local, natural, GMO-free—we read the labels, but what do they really mean? As consumers, your decisions—and [...]

10 reasons to respect Texas farmers, ranchers

By Julie Tomascik Calloused hands and sun-kissed skin. Mud on her boots and grease on his pants. Exhaustion is in their eyes, yet each step has the spring of earlier years. He’s a farmer, and so is she. They’re running tractors and plows from sun up to sun down. Working cattle and baling hay. It’s [...]

How to feel like a rancher

By Jennifer Dorsett Hunting and fishing guides, private chefs, hiking, paddling and fishing. Doesn’t sound like the lifestyle of many ranchers I know. But How to Feel Like a Ranch Owner for a Weekend, a story in Texas Monthly, seems to promise a transformative experience to readers. A chance to reconnect with nature and experience [...]