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Hello Texas Peaches, Bye Bye Texas Citrus

May 22nd, 2013
Local Texas peach

Local Texas peach

Exciting news – this weekend’s co-op style produce shares will have our first round of local Texas peaches for the season, from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX.  If you’ve been around awhile, you know just how sweet and drip-down-your-chin-juicy the Texas peaches are.  We should also have some for sale in the store this weekend…come get them before they’re gone!

We’ve also gotten lots of positive feedback on the Texas Rio Star Grapefruit and other citrus in the shares lately…we’re getting very close to the end of citrus season so they’ve been extra juicy and ripe.  Enjoy the last of your local citrus!

The Local Harvest Continues // See Kale & Radishes In The Fields

May 3rd, 2012

The local harvest continues!

Here are some of the 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!

*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, but sometimes things do change, especially when working with local farmers.  Thanks for your understanding!

  • Sweet and juicy peaches from Waxahachie, TX
  • Pink radishes from Cleburne, TX
  • Kale from Cleburne, TX
  • Rainbow chard from Blooming Grove, TX
  • Shiitake mushrooms from Denison, TX

Check out these photos sent to us by Jacky and Cindy Morrison of Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX – your food growing!  Maybe one of the plants you see will end up on your dinner table…

Jacky Morrison harvesting kale

Radishes in the fields

Pink radishes from Cleburne, TX

Local Bounty This Weekend!

April 26th, 2012

Our Texas farmers are harvesting! Hooray!

Last week it really kicked in, and we continue to have a wonderful spring harvest of organic goodies.  So, here are some of the 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!

*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, but sometimes things do change, especially when working with local farmers.  Thanks for your understanding!

  • Sweet and juicy white peaches from Waxahachie, TX
  • Red radishes from Cleburne, TX
  • Rainbow chard from Blooming Grove, TX
  • Shiitake mushrooms from Denison, TX
  • Spring onions from Yantis, TX
  • Mustard greens from Yantis, TX

Local peach from Waxahachie

Cabbage fields at Larken Farms in Waxahachie, home of the local organic peaches

Update on the Spring & Summer Harvest
We’re only weeks away from Texas zucchini, squash, cucumbers, okra, blackberries, and blueberries!   One of our farmers just planted 2 acres of peas and 1 acre of beets just for us, and red potatoes are already in the ground.  Wonderful Texas watermelon and cantaloupe are being planted.

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This weekend, we’ll also have incredible asparagus again from Golden West Farms, a family owned farm in Colorado.  View this post for info on the asparagus.

Asparagus from Golden West Farms

Let us know how you enjoy the local produce!

Get Ready, Here It Comes…

April 18th, 2012

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived – our Texas farmers are harvesting!

Here are some of the 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!

*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, but sometimes things do change, especially when working with local farmers.  Thanks for your understanding!

  • Sweet and juicy peaches from Waxahachie, TX
  • Red Russian kale from Blooming Grove, TX
  • Green spring onions from Blooming Grove, TX

Local peach from Waxahachie

Waxahachie farm - cabbage in front and orchards in back

Update on more LOCAL coming soon…
We’re only weeks away now from Texas zucchini, squash, cucumbers, and okra!   One of our farmers just planted 2 acres of peas and 1 acre of beets just for us, and red potatoes are already in the ground.  Wonderful Texas watermelon and cantaloupe are being planted.    Also, stay tuned to our website for a feature on our new local organic aquaponics farm.  Our local organic hydroponic lettuce will be here in a couple of weeks!

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This weekend, we’ll also have incredible asparagus coming from Golden West Farms, a family owned farm in Colorado.  Sara and David Bevan along with there daughters Kyle and Caren have owned the farm since 2004.  Other items they grow each year include hard squash/pumpkins, strawberries, raspberries, peppers (many varieties), tomatoes and cucumbers.

Asparagus from Golden West Farms

There’s a reason why asparagus is so expensive at your local grocery store.  Organic asparagus is even more difficult to find.  Here’s why:

Sara Bevan from Golden West Farms refers to asparagus as an investment in the future, since many crops really aren’t profitable for several years. Asparagus from seed just begins rooting out the first year at which point they are transplanted into their regular drip line irrigated fields. The second and third year are more of a exercise in patience, it’s not until the 4th year that you really get any product to harvest and only about three weeks of production. If you are able to hold on…about the 5th year you have a enough production to see a profit.

Asparagus growing at Golden West Farms

So, all that being said, treasure every bite of your asparagus!   We’d love to see your photos and recipes, so always feel free to post a comment here on the website, link us to your personal blog, or email us!

This Weekend’s Shares: Local Blueberries! Eggplant! Melons! Leeks!

July 14th, 2011

Once again, there will be a plethora of local produce in the co-op style produce shares this weekend.  Some of the local items planned* to be in your share are:

  • Red potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, and cucumbers from Cleburne, TX
  • Plump blueberries from LaRue, TX
  • Eggplant, melons, and leeks from Austin, TX

Please keep our farmers in your thoughts as they battle the intense heat and lack of rains right now.  Thanks to your support, we can help keep them going!

*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, but sometimes things do change, especially when working with local farmers.  Thanks for your understanding!

Photo: smittenkitchen.com

Recipe ideas…

Leave a comment and let us know what recipes you make with your produce…

100% Local Produce This Weekend

July 7th, 2011

Because of our amazing Urban Acres members and customers, we’ve been able to support several local, organic Texas farmers who have been struggling this year due to the extremely hot weather and lack of rain.   So, we wanted to extend our thanks to you – you might not realize how much your decision to be a part of the co-op style produce directly affects these farming families, but it does!

And now, we’re excited to announce that this weekend’s co-op style produce shares will be 100% local!

Get ready for melon – we’ll be getting 3 types of local melons: cantaloupe, canary, and Israeli.  Ever made cantaloupe salsa?

Texas melons fresh from the farm and still wrapped!

Andrea from Paul Quinn College came by the store today two of her farm assistants to check out our melons and other produce!

Some other local items we’ve planned* to be in the shares are eggplant, peaches, and tomatoesHere‘s a delicious Italian eggplant recipe to try.

*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, but sometimes things do change, especially when working with local farmers.  Thanks for your understanding!