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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What did you do this weekend? Anything cool? It’s the inevitable post-weekend question around the office coffee maker, and I love those Mondays when my answer doesn’t include “Ate too much junk food” or “My back hurts from sinking into the couch.”

But this week, my Saturday was far from ho-hum, thanks to the ingenuity of White Rock Local Market director Sarah Perry, who has created a volunteer opportunity called Love Your Farmer Day. The thought is to give participants a hands-on education about farming and some one-on-one interaction with members of the local agricultural community. In my book, that counts as cool.

The day began with an urban chicken-farming workshop led by Caroline Fruth of Fruth Farms Southwest at the First Unitarian Church of Dallas. After lots of talk about breeds of chickens, egg production and coop building, attendees left with a blueprint of how to begin raising chickens in their own backyards. Next up was a backyard beekeeping workshop with instruction provided by Bob Richie of The Custom Coop Company.



After lunch, we caravanned to Fruth Farms, located a few miles outside of Greenville near the little town of Cash. At the farm, we lent a hand doing typical farm chores, which on that day included vaccinating the baby goats. For those who don’t know (I didn’t), goats have lovely temperaments and are quite photogenic, such hams the way they pose for the camera and nuzzle your knees for attention. Fruth’s introduction to goats began in her childhood when she lived in Southeast Asia where beef was scarce but goats were in abundance. When she decided to start farming ten years ago, raising goats seemed like a natural choice. She lives on the 30-acre farm with her husband and three-year-old daughter, and she sells goats’ meat, chicken, beef and eggs at White Rock Local Market, as well as to members of her CSA. Though she benefits from an education in and understanding of modern farming practices, Fruth takes cues from a simpler time and approach, using methods that are sustainable and affordable.

A few neighboring farmers stopped by, including Mel Jones, owner of Farmer Jones Eco Friendly Plants and Produce, the site of the first Love Your Farmer Day in October. While assisting with the vaccinations, I chatted with Farmer Jones about the virtues and pitfalls of farming in North Texas. Once vaccinations were complete, we visited the cows, roosters (named after world rulers) and horses, escorted by Beardog and Marley, Fruth’s herding dogs. The day concluded with what Fruth called “walking the seed.” Together, we spread oat and rye seeds that will soon sprout into food for their animals. Two of the youngest volunteers, eight-year-old Sammy and six-year-old Teddy, also filled their carts with seeds and set out across the fields, marveling at the creatures and sounds that filled the landscape.



“Our hope is that this program will both educate the volunteer and benefit the farmer,” says Perry. She even sees room for large corporations to get involved by organizing groups of employees to donate their time. “This is a great way to see firsthand what it takes to bring food to our tables. This is the type of program that strengthens the bonds between farmers and the community.”

For more details about upcoming workshops and Love Your Farmer events, go to


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LAUREN MCCLURE loves food, as evidenced by her ever-expanding palate and waistline. In between meals, she has the great pleasure of being a freelance photographer and writer. She takes pictures of everything from blissful brides to Texas ghost towns, and blogs about her adventures at In her leisure time she enjoys cooking brunch for dinner, perusing her vintage issues of Gourmet magazine and eating peanut butter by the spoonful.

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