East Texas, like many other parts of
the country, has had an increased interest in self-sufficiency.
The “farm-to-fork” movement has sparked a revival in people
wanting to be
connected to their food source and to cook wholesome, healthy
meals for their families. Folks are interested in learning how
to produce food at home, including vegetables, fruit, nuts,
berries, eggs, honey, bees and small livestock.
They also need information on cooking and preserving home
This year, starting in January 2015,
the Angelina County Agri Life Extension office will present a
series called “Homegrown to Homemade: the Art of Do It Yourself
Living”. The seminars will be held the third Monday of each
month starting at 6:30 pm. Participants will learn how to grow,
prepare and preserve their own food.
Dawn Stover, Research Associate with SFA Gardens, will
share her wealth of knowledge
on vegetable gardening.
There will be a cooking demonstration featuring local
“Goats and Rabbits”
and Seasoning with Herbs”
“Native Fruits and Jelly Making”
“Bees and Honey”
“Food Preservation: Canning, Drying, Freezing”
“Poultry and Egg Production”
“Cottage Food Law” (Texas regulations on selling homemade