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With so many freezes, Fredericksburg's not looking so peachy-keen this year
"...News about this year's Fredericksburg peach crop is not good. Gillespie County Agriculture Extension Agent..."

May 17, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Farmers Market Report: Jan. 19-20
Perfect farmers market weather!
"...The Sunday farmers markets were tough last weekend, weather-wise, due to that..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Smoke Gets in Your Mouth
"...rustic, warm wood interior, the walls decorated with antique farm implements and pictures of cattle and cowpunchers. You place..."

May 21, 1999 Food Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
No more pencils, no more books, just tons of fun for everyone
"...The banks of Salado Creek couldn’t be any nicer of a place to get..."

May 31, 2019 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Hill Country Peaches
Sample the fresh produce of farmers' roadside stands
"...The 2015 peach crop in the Hill Country is one of the..."

July 10, 2015 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Pickling Peaches with the Big Bad Chef
Award-winning Southern chef John Currence shares pickling expertise
"...came out last fall. There's a recipe for pickled peaches in the book (page 76) and I had made..."

Aug. 14, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Farmers Market Report: February 23-24
Winter is officially over
"...long as we don’t get a late frost, the peach crop should be excellent this year. But coming back..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers, parties, and more Zen
"...blackberries have just come into their own, and the peach crop looks to be phenomenal after two disappointing seasons...."

June 4, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
The Varner-Hoogg Plantation State Historical Park, near Houston, has gone from a settler's cabin to a great sugar plantation to an oil wildcatter's weekend home.
"...The land was originally farmed by Martin Varner, a Virginian who came to North..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Taste of Summer
The perfect meal, searching for seafood tamales, eating wild strawberries stoned, and more memories of heat and hunger
"...things she didn't grow were always purchased at roadside farmstands near their rural homestead north of Lake Texhoma. During..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Musicians on the Menu
In concert or in the kitchen, these locals have the chops
"...awards. Joni Constantine tended bar at the original Soap Creek Saloon, and the two met when the Cobras played..."

May 12, 2006 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

CBD-Centric Gifts to Keep Your Holidays Chilled Out
Seven ways to calm the hell down during this stress-filled season
"...powder supplements, a Wimberley-based luxury yurt experience featuring a farm-to-table dinner, and all sorts of CBD oil-enhanced treats (dark..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Day Trips
At the pick-your-own Blueberry Palace outside Nacogdoches, it's one in the bucket and one in your mouth
"...Randall and her husband, Roger, didn't intend to become farmers when they retired to the property a little less..."

May 23, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Dip, Sip, & ’Que: A Texas Trilogy
Day Trips on the best barbecue and swimming holes in Central Texas
"...high concentration of winery tasting rooms and fruit stands (peach season runs May through August). Although the two are..."

June 30, 2016 Columns Post by Gerald E. McLeod

First Look: Mattie's
Austin landmark Green Pastures returns to former elegance
"...the traditions set in place by the historic Bouldin Creek home and restaurant seems to hold top priority for..."

March 22, 2017 Food Post by Thea Newell

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...• Kudos to the folks at Bouldin Creek Cafe (1900 S. First) who were not only voted..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Farmers Market Report: December 1
Another week with no freeze!
"...English ones, which can be found at Flint Rock Farm’s stand at Sunset Valley...."

Nov. 29, 2012 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Swift's Attic
Downtown restaurant serves up fancifully delicious plates
"...the bar's cocktails ($10). Favorites are the Reunited, combining peaches and herbed simple syrup (get it?) with OG XO..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

The peaches are sweeter, the markets are fruitful, and the grass is greener on Jessie Street
"...It's been great to get back to area farmers' markets after missing a few weekends of shopping. Be..."

July 29, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

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