How cute is this? Here are some photos of little Sky Jisha, 3-years-old, daughter of our local farmer Kent Jisha at Texas Daily Harvest in Yantis, TX. She’s modeling the Jisha’s locally grown broccoli rabe and green leaf lettuce/red leaf lettuce that we’ll be including in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares. Let’s be honest though – all we want to know is, does Sky come with it?
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…
Thank you for being a part of Urban Acres and supporting Texas farmers and local, organic produce! We ♥ our farmers, and we ♥ you!
We have some extra special items in the co-op style produce shares this weekend…
For the first time, we have local Texas Hamlin Oranges. They’re from South Tex Organics in Mission, TX, which is also the home of the beautiful Rio Star grapefruit that we love in the winter months. Established in 1984, South Tex Organics was started with a desire to provide everyone with fresh, organic citrus and vegetables. Starting with 60 acres, South Tex Organics now harvests from more than 500 certified acres.
Calling all juicers: Hamlin oranges are perfect for juicing because they don’t have seeds!
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Kohlrabi is back! It’s from our friends at Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX. We got a great response to this “sputnik-shaped” veggie last time it was in the shares a few weeks ago.
Some UA members chimed in on our Facebook page about how they prepared their kohlrabi last time…
>> Get more Kohlrabi recipes here.
UPDATE as of 1/18/13: the kohlrabi in the shares will actually be PURPLE this time. Fun!
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And finally, what have now become known as “the best apples you’ll ever taste” - a mixture of Cameo, Fuji, and Red Delicious apples from Austin Family Farms in Paonia, CO. We’re excited to have these apples back – let us know what you think!
Happy December! This month is starting out great with lots of local produce!
Here are some of the LOCAL produce items planned* to be in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares…there are several more items, but this is just a sampling.
- Shiitake Mushrooms from Texas Organic Mushrooms in Denison, TX
- Kale from Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, TX
- Carrots from Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, TX
- Watermelon Radishes from Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, TX
- Gold Beets from Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, TX
- Lettuce from Sand Creek Farm in Cameron, TX
- Bok Choy from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Purple Hull Peas from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Sweet Potatoes from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
*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!
Yes, that’s 9 local items – so excited!
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