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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 [...]

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 [...]

What does it take to be a farmer?

By Jessica Domel Coming from a farm family, I often think about the many skills I learned while on the farm. It made me think, “What does it take to be a farmer?” 1) Farmers have to be scientists. They have to know if a particular crop will do well in the soil they’re working [...]

Why we need farmers

By Jessica Domel If you stop by any garden center, you can buy the seeds, load up your soil and even buy nutrients to help your garden grow. So, why do we need large-scale farms? I’ve heard these questions asked a number of times, especially as the locavore movement gained traction. If I can grow [...]

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, [...]