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Winners of the 18th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Contest
"...the commercial bottlers, contest newcomers Gourmet Country Farm and Fredericksburg Farms garnered first-place trophies, although those sassy Two Hot..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Farmers Market Report: May 11-12, 2013
Tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans are starting to arrive
"...Lightsey Farms was planning to bring in the very first few..."

May 10, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Wine & Swine Delivers a Squealing Good Time
Sunday afternoon on the farm with plenty of pigs
"...& Swine event on the pastoral grounds of Pioneer Farms last Sunday. The charming rural setting of the living..."

Nov. 7, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
"...A Country Inn 2614 Upper Albert Rd., 830/644-5541 or 877/ROS-EHILFredericksburg..."

April 5, 2002 Food Feature

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
"...Hwy. 290 W. & RR 1623, Stonewall, 830/644-2604 or 800/694-2772Fredericksburg25. Rose Hill Manor, A Country Inn 2614 Upper Albert..."

April 13, 2001 Food Feature

Day Trips
Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg sows the seeds for a colorful spring.
"...Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg wants you to know that fall is..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...the celebration, Hill Country Lavender and two other lavender farms will open their gates to visitors for the Hill..."

June 20, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Capital Idea!
On the phone, on the Web, on the farm, or in the store: giving a little Austin to the foodies on your gift list
"...Terra Verde Farms..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Food Feature

Laird Market
Ron and Dianne Laird bring the flavors of Fredericksburg to Austin
"...neither the time nor the inclination to drive to Fredericksburg for their peaches, it was a tremendous convenience. After..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Food Review by Kate Thornberry

The Farmer and The Grill: A Guide to Grilling, Barbecuing and Spit-Roasting Grassfed Meat and for Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time
Farmer Shannon Hayes shares grass-fed knowledge, and all your local meat is here
"...Larry Rasco, 512/484-2745,"

July 4, 2008 Food Review by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
"...Dietz Bakery in Fredericksburg preserves a wholesome slice of Americana -- fresh baked..."

Aug. 14, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Marburger Orchard grows 13 varieties of delicious peaches as well as many other tasty fruits and vegetables
"...Marburger Orchard, south of Fredericksburg, grows 13 varieties of delicious peaches. As one variety..."

June 18, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Head on out to the Becker Vineyards for this year's Lavender Fest
"...Lavender Fest at Becker Vineyards between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. Along with award-winning wines, the vineyards have added three..."

May 20, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...New Canaan Farms' Jam Hour has discontinued its live Saturday night radio..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Wine Trips From Marble Falls
Seventeen wineries, so little time
"...Taqueria next door), 325/347-9463, www.sandstonecellarswinery.comTRIP 2Becker Vineyards: 464 Becker Farms Rd. outside of Stonewall, 830/644-2681,"

Aug. 4, 2006 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Farmers Market Report: Aug. 31-Sept. 1
Labor Day weekend brings changes
"...officially over. Although initially Farmer Caskey and the Lightsey Farms believed that this years crop would hold out until..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Day Trips
Country Christmas tree farms and other holi-day trips.
"...Other Christmas tree farms in the Austin area:..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

A Sampling of Summer Attractions Around Texas
"Day Trips" columnist Gerald E. McLeod picks some of his favorite things to do and see around Texas
"...acres and 20 varieties of the berry. Blueberry Hill Farms ( near Edom added a bakery to their pick-your-own..."

May 17, 2019 Features Feature by Gerald E. McLeod

Food Events
Upcoming food related events
"...› Green Gate Farms (8310 Canoga) celebrates Earth Day with activities that include..."

April 20, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Hill Country Flourish
The third annual Blanco Lavender Festival
"...the shores of Lake Travis all the way to Fredericksburg, it started near Blanco and has earned them the..."

June 8, 2007 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
Lavender might some day join wildflowers, peaches, and wine as a signature product of the Texas Hill Country
"...west of Dripping Springs on U.S. 290; Triple L Farms and Trading Post, at 9229 Old San Antonio Rd...."

May 21, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Eat, Drink, Watch Movies at the Alamo Drafthouse North, or just eat and drink in Fredericksburg, in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...a pleasant drive to the Hill Country for the Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival (866/TEX-FEST, Festivities are from..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food Top Tens 1996: A Year of Good Tastes
Top Ten Bites of 1996
"...7. Produce, plants, and seeds from Webb Farms Produce stand..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
A Valentine's weekend Hill Country winery tour.
"...tasting rooms for a large percentage of sales. One, Fredericksburg Winery, only sells their wines through their tasting room...."

Feb. 11, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Farmers' Market Report: Dec. 21-22, 2013
Heirloom tomatoes, Meyer lemons, and perhaps a Christmas ham
"...have forgotten. The second photograph shows tomatoes from Engel Farms in Fredericksburg, and their array includes Sungolds and Sweet..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers' Market Report: November 16-17, 2013
Organic citrus has returned, plus maple syrup, apples, and pecans
"...most certainly did freeze out of town where the farms are. Becky Ottmers told me she planned to pick..."

Nov. 15, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Kerbey Lane Cafe
Kerbey your enthusiasm
"...rush to appreciate the fine-dining establishments that embrace local farms and dairies, good old Kerbey Lane Cafe is often..."

April 27, 2012 Food Review by Kate Thornberry

Day Trips
"...of Wimberley. As one of seven choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms in the Austin area, they are part of a..."

Dec. 8, 1995 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Farmers' Market Report: April 19-20, 2014
The first summer squash, chocolate bunnies, and iceberg lettuce
"...still going strong for many area farmers, including Engel Farms and 2 Happy Children. I am told that 2..."

April 18, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Outdoors & Recreation
"...her husband Chris (who ran the greenhouses at Marbridge Farms for 20-plus years) to the place, it has grown..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

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