- Contains: Texas Valley Orange Marmalade, Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Bread, Ginger Molasses Cookies, and Salted Chocolate Caramel and Bacon Bark
- Boxes are $45 each
- Available for pickup at the Farmstead from 12/19 – 12/23 during regular store hours
- Quantities are limited – Reserve yours today!
What’s cookin’? The Urban Acres family is a unique one, and we can receive ideas and inspiration from each others’ perspectives. We want to know what you’re making with your Urban Acres produce share and see photos of what’s on your cutting board, your plate, your dining room table. So when you tweet, Facebook, or Instagram photos of what you’re doing with your share, use hashtag #myUAshare so we can see!
Here’s some of the goodness people have been sharing so far…
Inspired yet? We look forward to seeing your photos!
Make your Holiday Dinner extra special this year…
Treat your guests to a delicious smoked holiday ham from Pederson’s Natural Farms in Hamilton, TX. This uncured, boneless smoked ham is all-natural with no preservatives or MSG.
- Hams are $40 each
- Average weight for each ham is 5.5-6.5 lbs
- You will pick up your ham the Friday (12/19) or Saturday (12/20) before Christmas at one of our pickup locations.
Hurry ~ very limited quantity available!
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Here at UA, we feel that education is key. So in this new blog series, our CEO Joe Chou will answer common questions we receive from members and customers.
Our first question:
“Collard greens, again? More kale?” Yes, you’ve likely noticed that in certain seasons, the produce shares will have an abundance of items such as kale, collard greens, squash, etc. When you’re eating seasonally and locally, you’ll often see many of the same items repeated for weeks in a row.
Why? Probably the biggest reason is that the ability for a small local organic farmer to plant, grow, tend, and harvest one variety of plant is vital to their ability to sell in large quantities. Our farmers work on a fraction of the acreage compared to most commercial farms, and the ability to use the same equipment, tools, containers, and same methods to harvest for a few weeks in a row greatly helps efficiency and revenue capabilities of that farm. We’re also working with so many new, smaller farmers that mastering and being successful with just a few items alone can be a challenge.
Another factor that affects what we can source locally is simply the Texas climate and agricultural landscape. We hope to get enough organic farmers on board in the years ahead that diversity isn’t so much an issue.
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So eat your greens, make sure to check our Recipes page for inspiration, and keep an open mind. And when all else fails, there’s a “swap bin” at your pickup location so you can always swap an item you don’t want for something else.
The next question Joe will be answering is, “Why do you bring in out-of-state produce?” Stay tuned…and feel free to comment below if there are certain questions you’d like us to answer in a future post.
It was an evening of community around a shared table, full of delicious food supplied by many of our wonderful local farmers. It was our First Farmstead Dinner to commemorate one year that we’ve been farming our 1/4 acre of land in Oak Cliff. Thank you to our guests who made the evening so memorable and fun.
We’ll be launching more farmstead dinners on a regular basis. Our next one is Supper of the Lamb on December 4th – join us!
Thanksgiving is almost here! Let Urban Acres provide you with real food you’ll be thankful for.
Who wants another Butterball caged turkey when you can have a bird that’s been raised humanely and locally? Share with family and friends gathering around your table that where your food comes from does matter.
Once again, we’re proud to offer you the best pasture-raised turkeys from Richardson Farms in Rockdale, TX and uncured bone-in hams from Pederson Farms in Hamilton, TX!
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And as a special treat this Thanksgiving, our very own Farmstead staff has created a drool-worthy pie that will wow your guests – Spiced Pumpkin Cheese Cake Pie with Perfect Granola Streusel. And it’s all organic, non-GMO, and pre-baked!
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Happy, happy Thanksgiving friends. We are thankful for you.
Our Farmstead‘s Meatloaf Burger is causing quite the stir!
In his review the other day, Scott Reitz with the Dallas Observer City of Ate deemed it “the best meatloaf sandwich in Dallas” saying “you’ve got a sandwich that will create a lasting memory.”
Reitz also interviewed our Founder, Steven Bailey, for a full feature on the Farmstead highlighting several other items from the menu…
But for all the growing, building and buzzing about, ask Bailey what he’s really proud of and he’ll tell you, “We’re proud of the kitchen.” He’s leveraged these hyper-local gardens with the relationships he’s forged with farms for more than five years now. Together, they give him access to ingredients a restaurant can only dream of. “We’re not monitoring food costs,” Bailey says. “We’re asking, ‘What do we want to cook for ourselves?’” And the results, so far, are some exemplary sandwiches. ~ Scott Reitz, Dallas Observer
Man, we’re honored!
All props to our creative and talented chef, David Rodriguez. Come by the Farmstead this weekend for some special menu offerings (hint: it may involve pigs and figs!).
Help us celebrate the fall harvest and Non-GMO month! The Urban Acres Fall Harvest Festival will be on Sunday, October 26th from 12-6pm at our Farmstead in Oak Cliff (1605 N Beckley Ave, Dallas, 75203). Chef David and team will be roasting a whole hog from our friends at Falster Farm, and we’ll have some yummy seasonal sides and vegetarian options for sale. A band, kid friendly activities, and games will ensure that the whole family has a great time.
5% of Farmstead sales for the day will be donated to The Non-GMO project, a non-profit supporting your right to choose non-GMO.
If you don’t know what a “GMO” is, it’s time to find out! Check out these posts:
And for a little laugh, check out this Jimmy Kimmel video where they sent a crew to a local farmers market to ask people why they avoid GMOs and, more specifically, what the letters “GMO” stand for:
HA! But seriously…be informed. Know why you’re making your food choices and what they mean. You have a right to choose non-GMO and the ability to educate others.
See you next Sunday at the Farmstead!
As if our 4 new bunnies weren’t causing enough of a stir (everyone wants to hold them! which we love!) we just added 10 new baby chicks to the Farmstead. We have to thank our awesome friends at Gecko Hardware in Lake Highlands – Andrea and her team donated the ten chicks to the cause!
Here are some photos from when we picked them up at Gecko Hardware on Saturday…
Meet the four newest members of the Urban Acres family – Flemish Giant mixed breed bunnies!!! These cuties are living at our Farmstead and will eventually be around the side of the building in the “farm” area with the chickens. They’ll be used as a teaching tool for our customers and friends interested in expanding their urban homestead. Rabbits can be used for meat, obviously, but these will only be used to teach others how to raise them if they choose.
We have 3 females and one male bunny right now…living separately so we don’t suddenly have an entire colony of baby bunnies. :) These bunnies may be small and cute now, but once they’re full-grown, they’ll likely each be 20+ pounds.
Come see them next time you’re at the Farmstead!