Publisher’s Letter Fall 2023

Photo by Jordan Hartman, taken at Eden’s Organic Garden Center/CSA.

After being the publisher of Edible Dallas Fort Worth for almost 13 years, I want to take part of this column to thank the people that have been at the forefront of keeping our magazine going. My first thoughts are for Celebration Restaurant (our very first advertiser, in 2009!), then under the leadership of Ed Lowe, and now under the direction of Shannon Lindley. They are a perfect example of people who understand what makes Edible DFW relevant in the throes of today’s journalism landscape.

Empire Baking, Patina Green, Texas Olive Ranch, Scardello, Burgundy’s Local Grass Fed Meat Market, Greer Farm, McKinney Chestnut Square, Dallas Farmers Market, and others have been with us for over 10 years. Without their support none of these stories would be possible.

The new message we hear is that digital and social media have superseded print advertising. But without local print publications, valuable stories would not be heard. Those I’ve listed above know that by advertising with us, they are supporting our community as well as an amazing team of local writers, photographers, and designers, as well as our sales team. It would be amazing if we didn’t have to sell advertising, but we are a free local magazine. I hope that as you thumb through, you will appreciate the beautiful ads and not skim over them.

Speaking of our amazing team at Edible DFW, here are some highlights you will find in this issue.

Our Notable Edible about Foster Crossing Pecans, written and photographed by our own Maria Whitworth, tells the story of Jim and Robyn Luscombe’s family’s journey to nurture a thriving pecan orchard on land purchased in 1912 and passed down by Jim’s great-grandfather.

Everything you need to know about onions, garlic, and other allium varieties can be found in Daniel Cunningham’s “Falling For Alliums” story, with photos by Callie Works-Leary.

Executive editor Eve Hill-Agnus headed out to witness the thriving enclave full of rescue animals that is Bella Hampton Farm. Seasonal cocktails from Alan Dean, and a story by Jessie Hagan with recipes from e Heritage Table in Frisco, highlight adventurous fall flavors.

And because it’s back to school season, edible for Kids offers inspiration for those who have a hankering to dive into the slow-food gift of sourdough starter.

As we head into fall, the season of harvesting and gratitude, we are grateful for our community, which spreads across all the pages of this magazine.

Nanci Taylor, Publisher

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NANCI TAYLOR is a third generation Texan whose family came to the state in the 1800’s to pursue cattle ranching and Texas has remained her home. She was born in San Antonio, but ended up in North Texas where she nurtured her Texas roots while attending college and raising two sons in Dallas. Proudly following in her parent's footsteps, Nanci plants and harvests the bounty of her own backyard garden in Old East Dallas. She keeps a busy calendar attending local food and ecology events, and on weekends she spends her time visiting with growers and food artisans at farms, shops and farmers markets around North Texas.