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East Texas residents can now enjoy a unique experience when shopping for beauty products. The Orange Blossom & Fig Apothecary is in downtown Lufkin, nestled between the Angelina Brewing Company and Becker Art Studio on First Street. The apothecary offers a variety of goods to cater to just about any customer.

While most folks in Angelina County are well-acquainted with the Lufkin treasure known as Renfro’s Smoked Sausage, few know much about who runs it or the company’s history. Paul Clifton, owner of the business with a low profile and a cult following, said they’re just a “good ol’ hometown company.”

A feeling of calm envelops you when embarking on a nature walk, taking your first deep breath of fresh air as you settle into the surrounding scenery.

Rows of fruit trees, two playful, energetic dogs, numerous chickens, wandering peacocks and bee hives — 34, to be exact — greet visitors to Mel Terra Farms.