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Summertime is market time

By Jennifer Dorsett Summer. It’s a time for swimsuits, sunscreen and beach towels. But it’s also a time for fresh produce to fill up our baskets and stomachs. Summertime favorites include fresh peaches with homemade ice cream and corn on the cob served with a delicious steak. Many of us, including me, have fond memories [...]

Spicy Peach Grilled Chicken

By Kelly Bogard Roadside stands are open for business, and now is a great time to get fruits and veggies that are in season during early summer. And peaches are one of those tasty finds! Peaches are one of the first things I look for when stopping at a stand. I like the little ones [...]

A letter to consumers: 5 things farmers want you to know

Dear Texas Consumers, As farmers and ranchers, we have a passion for growing things. We take enormous pride in growing the necessities of life—not only the food that nurtures us, but the fiber that protects us from the sun, cold, wind and rain. We wonder why many hold our profession in disregard. We see and [...]

Grilled Street Corn

By Kelly Bogard Even though the first official day of summer is still about a month away, many of us mark the end of school and Memorial Day as the start of summer and the start of grilling season. With the kids running around and the days getting longer, it's a prefect time to get [...]

Have you had a tough year?

By Justin Walker Have you ever had a tough year? Bank account is a little low. Your car breaks down. And tough decisions weigh on you. Farmers and ranchers can relate, because they face similar issues, too. There’s the cost of seed, fuel and fertilizer. Tractors break down. The stress piles on as they play [...]

Red Velvet Cake Cookies

By Kelly Bogard I'm always looking for a reason to bake. It is your birthday? The last day of school? Is there a holiday? Or just because I want to tell you thank you for being my friend? I can easily find a reason to make a batch of cookies. Lately, I've been fascinated with [...]