leadimage Called to Farming (podcast)

    Some people are born into farming, but for others it's a kind of spiritual calling. Dorsey Barger, head farmer at Hausbar Farm and Guest Haus in East Austin, heard the first faint whisper of what her future might hold upon her first visit to the Downtown Farmers Market in Austin, Texas more than 12 years ago.

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secondimage Called to Farming (podcast)

Some people are born into farming, but for others it's a kind of spiritual calling. Dorsey Barger, head farmer at Hausbar Farm and Guest Haus in East Austin, heard the first faint whisper of what her future might hold upon her first visit to the Downtown Farmers Market in Austin, Texas more than 12 years ago.

secondimage Marbridge Farmers (podcast)

Marbridge, better known to longtime Central Texans as Marbridge Farm or Marbridge Ranch, is only 12 miles south of downtown Austin in Manchaca. Marbridge serves as a residential educational and training facility for adults with cognitive challenges.

secondimage Homegrown Goodness (podcast)

Cultivating a home vegetable garden isn't exactly a new idea. Back when most people grew some of their own food, they did so not because it was trendy, but because it was necessary for survival. Well, everything old is new again.

leadimage The Winter Soup Garden (podcast)

There’s always a huge push in spring to get food crops seeded or transplanted into the garden, but the truth is, at least for gardeners living in hot climates, as many of us do, spring season lasts only slightly longer than the time it takes to slap a fire ant off your ankle.

leadimage Hausbar Beef Caldo

Dorsey Barger, of HausBar Farms, looks at what crops are ready for harvest at the farm or what's available at the Farmers' Market, and then lets inspiration rule in the kitchen. Such is her recipe for Beef Caldo.

leadimage How to Make Sauerkraut

Being a home gardener and cook and someone who's always game to learn a new-to-me food preservation method, I jumped at the chance to take my new 1.3 gallon fermentation crock for a test drive.

leadimage Judy Barrett’s Lemon Sesame Cookies

When I visited author, gardener and cook, Judy Barrett, at her home in Taylor, Texas, she had just made a batch of Lemon sesame Cookies. She used lemons she'd harvested from her lemon tree the day before.

leadimage Roasted Fennel and Potato Soup

Writer, gardener, educator, and cook, Renee Studebaker, learned to love the flavors of all fresh produce thanks to summers she spent on her grandmother's Arkansas farm -- although at first she wasn't particularly enamored of the work involved in getting that food to the table. That's changed.