Desert Rose Provisions

Desert Rose Provisions


After + Before of Desert Rose Provisions on Historical Murphy Street. Originally Valadez Furniture & Grocery, it was purchased along with three other dilapidated properties along Murphy street in 2007 by philanthropist Betty Gaddis. After being shuttered for more than a quarter of a century, Betty Gaddis sold the historic properties to handpicked buyers that shared her preservation vision.

Great things are coming to Murphy Street, including the continued restoration of Hotel Ritchey and the new Chisos Brewing Co. Good things are happening in Alpine. We love learning about our history while looking towards the future.

Looking for a Serious Starlight t-shirt? Stop by Desert Rose Provisions next time you're in Alpine. They've got these in limited sizes and quantities while supplies last.

This shirt was designed by artist Julie Speed and it benefits our light shielding work for dark sky preservation. Julie has been working as an artist in Texas since 1978, and residing in Marfa since 2006. She often uses dark skies as a theme in her work and believes deeply in the vast richness of the night sky.

Julie made the shirt for our Serious Starlight Fundraiser, which helped support the Big Bend International Dark Sky Reserve. The Reserve will be greater in size than the other eighteen Dark Sky Reserves in the world combined, helping protect major wildlife habitats and migration corridors in the Big Bend region of Far West Texas and Northern Mexico.
Fresh in stock today at Desert Rose Provisions! Roux Jalepeno Pimento Cheese.
Plus, salads, sandwiches and more. Perfect for a summer lunch or snack. 🥪🥗🌞
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Miss our smoky spicy pimento cheese?! Now you can buy it at ! Great on pretty much everything and made by us with roasted red bells, jalepenos, smoked cheddar and sharp Vermont white cheddar. 🐹Desert Rose Provisions
Lots of fantastic events coming up Saturday, June 12, at the Museum of the Big Bend as part of the At Night Symposium. FREE with MoBB admission.

• 10:00 to 11:00 – James Evans: Big Bend Pictures
• 11:15 to 12:15 – Preserving the Night in the Age of Light (Panel Discussion)
• 12:15 to 1:45 – Lunch break
• 1:45 to 2:45 – Gabriel Biderman: Journey into the Night
• 3:00 to 4:00 – A Night Photography How-to for Everyone (Panel Discussion)

10:00 to 11:00 – James Evans: Big Bend Pictures

Rebecca Solnit wrote in 2011: As you get older, you leave behind countless forks in the road… James Evans’s photographs remind me of all the rural and backwater lives I never lived. The lure of such places is not just the spectacle of the surrounding landscape but some faintly heard music, slower and simpler than the turbulent orchestra of urban life…

We’ll start the At Night symposium with a masterful photographer who took his own fork in the road more than 30 years ago, and the visual life of Texas has been better for it ever since.

11:15 to 12:15 – Preserving the Night in the Age of Light

Join us for a thoughtful discussion on the spread of light pollution and value of darkness at night, with strategies to preserve the night sky that address concerns about safety, security, cost, and more. Moderated by Stephen Hummel, Dark Skies Specialist at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory and participating artist in the At Night exhibition. Panelists will include Annie Gilliland, Supervisory Park Ranger, Interpretation, for Big Bend National Park & Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River; Amber Harrison, Board Member of Big Bend Conservation Alliance, Park Ranger and Interpreter at Big Bend Ranch State Park, with a background in anthropology, bio-archeology, and cultural resource management; and Lisa Felder, Co-President of the Tierra Grande Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program.

1:45 to 2:45 - Gabriel Biderman: Journey into the Night

Inspiration and creativity can come from many places. How we connect the dots and use these influences, as well as the tools of our craft, to shape our vision should be a constant passion. In this presentation, Gabriel Biderman, co-founder of National Parks at Night will share his night visions and give us insight into the art, artists, and tools that helped guide him along his 20+ year journey exploring the night skies.

Gabe is passionate about the variety of creative opportunities that longer exposures can offer once the sun goes down. His body of work shows that night photography is not just about capturing the Milky Way, but also creating photographs that can only be imagined with our mind’s eye. Gain new insight and motivation to go outside and Seize the Night!

3:00 to 4:00 – A Night Photography How-to for Everyone (Panel Discussion)

Join three Texas photographers - and photography educators - as they discuss their varied approaches to night photography. Whether you prefer to use the phone in your pocket or a carload of gear, this practical, informative, and interactive discussion will keep your night photography from being just a shot in the dark. Chad D. Smith, Associate Professor of Photography at Texas A&M University-Commerce and TPS Board Member, will moderate the discussion with Ashton Thornhill, retired photography professor (29 years at Texas Tech University) and visual chronicler of the Llano Estacado, and Steve Goff, newly retired Professor and Chair of Photography at Odessa College and TPS Board President.

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Looking for another way to support BBCA during our spring membership drive? When you are in Alpine, be sure to stop by the new shop on Murphy Street Desert Rose Provisions They are stocking all kinds of goods for camping, including a very limited supply of the YETI Hopper Backflip 24--this item supports BBCA! The Hopper BackFlip 24 is YETI's first cooler engineered to carry as a backpack. Ergonomic shoulder straps, removable chest and waist straps, 100% leakproof zipper. This backpack cooler won’t slow you down. Desert Rose is also carrying other BBCA merch including tees, hats, patches, stickers, and more. Stop in if you are on your way to Big Bend National Park!

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The Big Bend Conservation Alliance membership drive is generously supported by YETI, with additional support from Brick Vault Brewery and Barbecue in Marathon, Texas. Wildlife photography provided by Ben C. Masters.

Local Gifts, Vintage finds, Home Goods, Camping Supplies, Local Gifts and Vintage Candy


It’s a beautiful day and we have super cool new ramblers! We’re always excited to expand our support of


The perfect accompaniment for your next adventure: speciality instant coffee! Dissolves in hot or cold liquids, making it perfect for mornings spent

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An unbelievable collection of new vintage pieces arrived in the shop last night! Come scoop them up before they’re gone


Today’s cooler weather brings the perfect excuse for some real Mexican Hot Chocolate!


Everyday should be Earth Day! Get outside and explore the beauty and majesty of our precious planet


Wednesday’s are perfect for small indulgences. Don’t you agree ? 🍫


Cool canvas totes for your all your goodies or your souvenirs! Come say hi on this beautiful Sunday

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If you recently stopped by but missed out on your size of the Big Bend Sunset tee, good news! It’s finally back in stock! And more good news, we ship directly to you!


If you’ve been to our shop you might recognize this art as the work of whose pieces perfectly capture the beauty and vibrancy of the region! A big congratulations to Sam for having her art featured on the latest cover of


Happy Monday from the shop! We’ve got lots of fun little things to peruse from the incredible community of artisans we’re thrilled to support!

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Our Grey map t-shirt is back in stock! Grab your size before they sell out again. We ship too!


Light streaming in…

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Nothing like a cool new yoga mat to inspire your practice!

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just in time for Spring!


Mondays have us dreaming of the weekend…


We can’t keep these gorgeous pieces by in stock! art, puzzles, notecards and stickers


All the essentials for a St. Paddy’s day celebration in the Big Bend (except a few key beverages 😂)

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Locally-made, hand-poured, small batch and inspired. Our newest candles are the perfect way to bring memories of home after an incredible adventure! And if that wasn’t enough, has made sure the packaging is fully recyclable, down to the ink!

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Two things we love: supporting talented local artists and finding new purpose for cool, old pieces. Who knew a chicken feeder would provide the perfect display for our new selection of linocut prints!

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Today (3/3) through Saturday (3/5) only, help protect the Lipan Apache Cemetery AND get a FREE t-shirt! All you have to do is stop by DRP and spend $100 at the shop. We’ll give you a free t-shirt and donate a portion of sale proceeds to the and the work they are doing so preserve the cemetery with archeological surveys and a rock wall. You can also come pick up a Cruz Ortiz T-shirt for any donation to the BBCA!

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Spring may not have officially sprung, but we’re ready for it!


This gorgeous original work by is on its way to the auction to help raise funds for the Big Bend Ranch State Park! We’re honored to help protect and preserve the beauty of even this small way


Our shop providing a respite from that wind! We’re open till 6pm!


Sunday mornings are for coffee. Hot or cold?


Great news! Our military green classic DRP Tee is finally back in stock. Grab your size before they sell out!


Happy Friday Big Bend!

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There’s no better investment than your health! So we’ve now got Super Matcha, Golden Tumeric, Herbal Coffee and Coconut Creamer in-stock. Made by hand in Texas by woman owned company that is committed to helping you incorporate healing foods into your everyday routine!

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Amazing new vintage pieces just-in! Perfect for the wintery weather but fun colors and patterns that have us dreaming of spring!


Bundle up! This cozy, hand knit, vintage scarf is sure to keep you toasty in the coming storm

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Love layering patterns and colors, especially with hand-woven rugs from Oaxaca


We’re sad to learn that we will no longer be serving food for the time being. We look forward to continuing to serve the Big Bend community for your gifting, vintage and camping needs!

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Restocking after the holiday rush! Lots of fun things, big and small, to bring some joy into 2022

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Out here you always need protection from the sun, even in the dead of winter!


While 2021 was challenging for so many, we are endlessly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the community.
We never imagined we’d open a retail shop, much less in the middle of the pandemic, but we’ve been overwhelmed by the love and support you have shown us.
While we don’t know what lies ahead for 2022, we look forward to many more adventures with friends new and old. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Cheers to 2022! #2022

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A pretty to ring in the new year, a vibrant hand-knitted scarf, a collectors item and some cozy sweaters for the impending cold weather, plus many more in store!

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If you missed out on the first drop of our new long-sleeve, good news! We are newly restocked! Come grab your size before these fly off the shelves too, or message us for orders!

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Gifts for those who love the outdoors and for those who’d rather cozy up indoors!


Christmas Cookie Gift Boxes are here for 3 days only! Includes an assortment of Cranberry, Pecan, Oat cookies and Italian Wedding cookies, freshly baked by


Not only are we serving our Valadez Grocery coffee blend this morning from 11am - 1pm, we’re tasting two Christmas cookies: Cranberry, Oat, Pecan and Italian Wedding Cookies! Made by and available in Christmas Gift Boxes for three days only, next week! Place your order with us today!

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Just in this morning, hand painted Christmas ornaments! The first set of these flew out of the store in a day, so come grab one before they’re all gone. Each of these is an original work of art featuring scenes from Texas.

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A small snippet of our selection of gifts! So much more in-store #itshere #giftingseason #giftideas #prettylittlethings ...



100 West Murphy Street
Alpine, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 6pm
Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 2pm

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