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February 22 + February 23 Share

February 22nd, 2013

To help you identify some of the items in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares

2.22.13 + 2.23.13 share

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833.5 Miles, 51 Hours, 9 Farms Visited…

February 20th, 2013

This week, some of the UA team drove 833.5 miles for 51 hours and visited 9 farms all over Texas. Every single one of our farmers wanted to say THANK YOU to Urban Acres members for making this possible!

We’re taking farm trips right now because it’s planting time and we need to work with the farmers to get seeds in the ground for our spring and summer harvest. Once the harvest hits we try and stay out of their way. :)

Here are some photos…

brandon at caprino

UA Marketing Director Brandon Perez with baby goat at Caprino Royale goat cheese farm in Waco

Eric-Caprino

Eric, owner of Caprino Royale Farms. Finest goat cheese in Texas! They have a brand new batch of blue cheese aging right now that should be ready this summer. We’ll keep you posted.

Ben from Sand Creek Farms holding organic aquaponics green onion grown in one of his four greenhouses, two of which are dedicated to grow exclusively for you, the Urban Acres member. Ben and his family thank you.

Ben from Sand Creek Farm in Cameron, TX holding organic aquaponic green onions grown in one of his four greenhouses, two of which are dedicated to grow exclusively for you, the Urban Acres member!  Ben and his family thank you.

Kevin & Malachi of Loaves & Fishes farm in Cameron, TX

Kevin & his dog Malachi of Loaves & Fishes Farm in Cameron, TX showing his aquaponic lettuce.  Coolest dog ever.

Amber the very friendly horse at Loaves and Fishes Farm

Amber the very friendly horse at Loaves and Fishes Farm in Cameron, TX

Jim Richardson of Richardson Farms in Rockdale, TX. Jim has some of the finest pastured pork and turkey in Texas. Check our store in Oak Cliff soon to pick some up.

Jim Richardson of Richardson Farms in Rockdale, TX. Jim has some of the finest, humanely raised pastured pork and turkey in Texas. Check our store in Oak Cliff soon to pick some up.

Up next in our crazy potato lineup Pink Rose Potatoes

First we had Purple Majesty Potatoes.  Up next in our crazy potato lineup: Pink Rose Potatoes from Yellow Prairie Farm in Caldwell, TX

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Garrett & Stacie Gundermann of Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX.  Fourth generation organic farmers with the fifth generation on the way!

brandon celery

Brandon tastes Texas celery straight out of the ground coming soon from Gundermann Acres

Just a little more time in the ground at Gundermann Acres and you'll find these in your share

Just a little more time in the ground at Gundermann Acres and you’ll find these in your share

Fresh dill from Gundermann Acres coming this weekend!

Fresh dill from Gundermann Acres coming this weekend!

The Gundermann Acres crew

The Gundermann Acres crew

Thank you for being a part of Urban Acres and supporting Texas farmers and local, organic produce!  We  our farmers, and we you!

For Purple Potato Majesties…

February 6th, 2013

This weekend’s co-op style produce shares will include exotic and colorful purple majesty potatoes – locally grown at Yellow Prairie Farm in Caldwell, TX.  Thanks, farmer Dan Tucker!  What to do with purple potatoes?

>> Try these recipes!

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Sputnik-Shaped Kohlrabi

December 27th, 2012

kohlrabiWhat are these sputnik-shaped veggies in your co-op style produce share?  KOHLRABI!  It’s local too, from our friends at Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX.

Kohlrabi is a member of the cruciferous (cabbage) family and tastes a lot like broccoli stems. The word kohlrabi is actually German for “cabbage turnip” – and that’s exactly what they look like.

How To Prepare Kohlrabi

The skin is slightly tough, so use a peeler or a sharp paring knife.  Slice in matchsticks or ribbons for salad, or slice however you need to for one of the recipes below.  You can also eat the stems, which taste very cabbage-like.

How To Eat Kohlrabi

You can definitely eat kohlrabi raw – peeled, sliced and added to a salad, or just eaten by itself sprinkled with sea salt.  But kohlrabi is also wonderful cooked.  Here are some great recipe ideas!

Kohlrabi Home Fries | Photo credit: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

Shredded Kolhrabi and Carrot Salad

Shredded Kolhrabi and Carrot Salad | cayugastkitchen.com

 

 

We’d love to know what you think of your kohlrabi…

Local Bounty: Grapefruit from the Valley, Daikons, Purple Hull Peas, and More…

December 13th, 2012

Our farmers are workin’ hard, and the wonderful local produce keeps comin’…

Here are some of the LOCAL produce items planned* to be in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares…there are a few more items in your share; this is just the local ones.

*Please remember that when working with fresh produce, availability can sometimes change last-minute.  We do our best to let you know what’s coming ahead of time, sometimes there are slight variations in the shares that we can’t predict at the time this is posted.  Thanks for your understanding!

That’s 9 local items!

Here are some recipe ideas for ya…

Roasted Purple Potatoes and Turnips (use any kind of potato)

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Most often found in Asian grocery stores, the Daikon radish looks like a large, white carrot, though it has the flavor of a radish. It is used as a food herb in Asian herbal medicine. Both the tuber and the seeds are used medicinally.

Its uses are many, treating such problems as cough and asthma, low energy, and yeast infections. Daikon also treats many digestive issues, including nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and heartburn.

Easy Daikon Salad

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Local Shiitake Mushrooms: Slow & Quick Recipes

Shiitake mushroom bruschetta - 100% local ingredients

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Creamy Kale Salad with Beets

Creamy Kale Salad | Image: wholeliving.com

Photo credit: wholeliving.com

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Spinach and Fennel Salad

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The Pioneer Woman’s Roasted Carrots

Photo credit: thepioneerwoman.com

Photo credit: thepioneerwoman.com

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Beetza (uses beets and kale)

Photo: afarmerinthedell.com

Photo credit: afarmerinthedell.com

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Southern-Style Purple Hull Peas

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Straight from the Texas valley, Texas Red Grapefruit are sweet, juicy and tree-ripened, literally stored on the tree to peak of perfection.  The Rio Star grapefruit combines the two reddest varieties – Rio Red and Star Ruby grapefruit. It has an overall blush on the exterior peel with a deep red interior color which is 7 to 10 times redder than the Ruby Red.

 

Spinach and Grapefruit Salad

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pinterest button Or get lots of recipe ideas on our Pinterest page!

Thank you for being a part of Urban Acres and supporting Texas farmers and local, organic produce!  We ♥ our farmers, and we ♥ you!