Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.

Meet a Farmer

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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 [...]

A Texas Turkey Day feast

Thanksgiving Day. Families and friends gather together to celebrate one another. And the blessings they’ve enjoyed over the past year. A time of food, fellowship and fun. And a day to be thankful. For the food on the table. And the food that nourishes our bodies all year long. Did you know essentials of the [...]

No two farms are alike and that’s okay

By Julie Tomascik T-shirts aren’t one-size-fits-all, so why should Texas agriculture be that way? The Lone Star State is uniquely different from the other 49 states in countless ways. Our state is growing exponentially as families relocate here, and oftentimes, we experience all four seasons in one day. Just as the people and weather are [...]