The yummiest Sunday brunch board, wines, and mimosas are just a short drive and so very worth it!! You’ll love the food, ambiance, and hospitality at Deschain Cellars, Winery & Lounge in Gainesville…open Sundays from 11:30am-5pm. Tell them we made you go!!! 🥰😎😋 North Texas Wine Country #eatdrinkshoplocal #edibledfw #drinknorthtexas #brunchboard #forestwinery ... See MoreSee Less
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How did we miss #NationalCoffeeDay? We were certainly drinking plenty of it, lol!!You could continue celebrating like we are and check out this “Cultured Coffee” story from winter 2021 by Eric Swayne! Experience a coffee-crawl through 3 awesome local shops, and download a list of 17 coffee destinations and roasters with a local flair:🤠☕️💖#eatdrinklocal #dfwcoffee #edibledfw #supportlocal #localbuzz Pax & Beneficia Coffee Black Coffee Golden Boy Coffee Co. ... See MoreSee Less
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Get ready for a Meat Fight on November 12th!! This always fun, annual BBQ competition actually started in a backyard in Lake Highlands, and has evolved into a meaty chef-competition with a very worthy cause.This year's event features 20 local chefs who will make you eat as they compete for trophies for best brisket, best sausage, etc. -- and you'll also eat samples in the Sweet Fight competition! Oh and there's a casserole competition, and beer from Community Beer Co. Yes, just saying that you'll be very full of meaty, sweetie, and beery goodness. The festivities include more than simply gorging yourself. You'll enjoy a meat-themed midway with games, and the BEST PART: this fun-lanthropy event benefits people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Tickets go on sale October 3rd at 10am. See link below to snag yours!! 21 AND UP ONLY.Meat Fight is back! November 12th, we will smoke meats and happyscream together as we fight for a cure for MS.If you’ve never been to a Meat Fight, you can expect a ton of killer barbecue, all the beers, a midway with meat-themed games, an auction with barbecue-celebrity-packed items and the most fun you’ve ever had at a charity event.100% of ticket price goes directly to helping someone living with MS. We hope you’ll join us!Bookmark the link now, and don’t be late. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 3rd at 10 a.m. (and in the past, they’ve gone fast: ... See MoreSee Less
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Always appreciate being invited to the annual GO TEXAN Pavilion Preview Night at the State Fair of Texas! Lots of #localgoodness and saw plenty of friends, both old and new. When you’re at the State Fair, be sure you spend time at the GO TEXAN Pavilion and pick up lots of new local products!!!Texas Department of Agriculture #supportlocal #StateFairofTX #edibledfw #gotexan ... See MoreSee Less
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edLtrSum14I hope you’re sitting down right now. I’d like to imagine you gliding back and forth on a cozy porch swing. You’re holding this magazine in one hand and an icy Mason jar in the other. Then again, you might be stretched out on a hammock under a canopy of shade trees and blue skies.

A few puffs of rain clouds (we need those!) are in the distance and the aroma of savory smoke is wafting from a nearby grill.

Welcome to summer and the beginning of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth magazine’s sixth year of publication. If you’ve included us in your stack of leisure reading material, we’ll take that as affirmation that we’re doing something right.

Every season, a unique mix of subjects and storytellers come together on our pages, and the time spent getting to know these incredible people is the best part of my job. At a spring symposium sponsored by Foodways Texas in College Station, I shared a weekend with many who are included in this issue.

Along with writer Sarah Junek (“Seed Stories”), I got to know Dallas business consultant Lareatha Clay, the driving force behind the 1st Annual Texas Purple Hull Pea Festival. Lareatha’s ancestors, Jim and Winnie Shankle, founded the freedmen’s community of Shankleville, where the Purple Hull Pea festivities will take place on June 21.

I spent time with Brenham farmer Brad Stufflebeam, who was part of an insightful discussion, moderated by Susie Marshall of GROW North Texas, about the terms “local” and “organic.” Brad told us about his great grandfather Dominic Antonio Defino, who Sarah has included in her story about heirloom seeds.

Also at the conference were Eat the Yard’s Steve Smith and James Jeffers, who spoke passionately about urban farming. These veterans turned farmers have a noble plan for healing other returning soldiers. Frank Johnson’s story details where they’ve been and what they hope to accomplish.

Traveling the back roads home, photographer Kelly Yandell and I stopped to tour the flowering orchards of Lightsey Farms in Mexia, where sisters Mary Lightsey King and Lisa Lightsey Hadden are carrying on their father’s legacy. Learn more about their beautiful family farm in Kim Pierce’s story.

Besides her photography, Kelly has contributed an intriguing profile of Mason Arnold, the founder of, whose eco-minded company offers farm-to-table deliveries. Writer/farmer Marshall Hinsley offers an informative piece on watermelons. Included in the layout is a full-page shot of 84-year-old Kenneth Hopson taken on the Glen Rose square by photographer Richard Adams. Samantha Rebstock of Rhineland Farm is arranging Mr. Hopson’s autograph party at his retirement center.

What could be more fun than canning at historic Luscombe Farm with Robert and Kaci Lyford of Patina Green Home and Market, Leslie Luscombe and photographer Melinda Ortley? Read our story, then gather some friends together and give it a try.

For the little ones, check out Rita Cook’s suggestions on local farm and garden camps. With the kids off having fun, you can stretch out on that hammock and dive into this magazine. We’d like to introduce you to some fascinating folks.

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As a kid, TERRI TAYLOR refused to eat her vegetables. Her veggie-phobia was cured in 1977 when she spent eight months working on farms in Norway and France. She studied journalism at UT-Austin and received a master’s degree in liberal arts from SMU. Her short story “Virginia” can be found in Solamente en San Miguel, an anthology celebrating the magical Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. She has written for Edible DFW since its inaugural issue in 2009. She became the magazine’s editor in 2010 and is the editor of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth: The Cookbook.

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