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Citrus theft squeezes profit from Texas farmers

By Shala Gean Plump fruit hangs from the tree. Workers pick it at peak freshness. And it’s ready to ship straight to a grocery store near you. It’s harvest season for citrus in the Rio Grande Valley. But it’s not all roses for the growers. Theft is on the rise. It’s always an issue growers [...]

Smoked Brisket

By Kelly Bogard There are few foods that rival the status of chicken fried steak and enchiladas in the state of Texas. But there is one that reigns above all others with it's status. Texas barbecue. It's so iconic that Texas Monthly devotes an entire publication to it each spring. And there are cook-off events throughout [...]

Oasis of fresh produce at farmers markets

By Shala Watson Peppers, juicy tomatoes and homemade jellies. Oh my! Farmers markets are an oasis of fresh and tasty produce. As you wander around the market, you’ll be sure to find some bountiful harvests and farmers, too. It’s a great chance to meet and connect with those who grow our food. Ask questions about [...]

5 Dips for Cinco de Mayo

By Kelly Bogard Fiesta! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Let's celebrate with lots of Tex-Mex flavors and fun. From small family meals to a big party, this week's recipes are sure to gather a bunch of hungry people. Let's enjoy today with five super dips for your holiday festivities. All of these recipes are quick and [...]

Texas farmers share their tips for selecting good fruit

By Jessica Domel Squeeze. Thump. Sniff. I’ve seen, and tried, it all. But what is truly the best way to pick good produce for your family? How do you get the best bang for your buck? Today, our Texas farmers share their tips for selecting good fruit. When checking out grapefruit, look for a nice, [...]