We’ll have 100% local Texas produce this weekend! Here are the local items we’re planning* for this weekend’s co-op style produce shares…
- Figs from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX **the first of the Texas figs – they’re huge and juicy!
Shiny eggplant from Gundermann Acres
- Black Eyed Peas from Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX
- Slicer Tomatoes from Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, TX
- Heirloom Tomatoes from Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, TX
- Zucchini from Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX
- Okra from Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX
- Cucumbers from Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX
- Blueberries from Greer Farm in Daingerfield, TX
- Peaches from Larken Farms in Waxahachie, TX
- Potatoes from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Yellow Squash/Yellow Scalloped Squash from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Eggplant from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Onions from Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX
*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!
Here are some photos & recipes for you…
Figs from Gundermann Acres
Figs are high in natural simple sugars, minerals, and fiber. Figs are fairly rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese.
Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines because they are a very good source of fiber. They are also a good source of potassium, an important consideration in helping to control blood pressure. Figs are among the most highly alkaline foods, making them useful in supporting the proper pH of the body.
You’re probably just going to want to pop these in your mouth and eat them whole…but if you want a recipe, here are a few ideas…
Black-Eyed Peas (Unshelled)
Unshelled black-eyed peas from Morrison Organic Farm
The unique thing is that these peas will come unshelled. Usually we get them already shelled in a bag, but we thought it would be fun for you to experience the wonderful old-time activity of sittin’ on the porch shellin’ peas! It’s a wonderful activity to do with family, friends, and even children can help. You just ain’t Texan if you’ve never shelled a pea. Read this post on how to shell and eat black-eyed peas – with some great recipe ideas!
Liz harvesting black-eyed peas at Morrison Organic Farm
So you’ve got lots of local okra to eat…now what? Here are 5 ways to eat and enjoy it!
Jacky Morrison on the tractor at Morrison Organic Farm
Okra plants at Morrison Organic Farm
Okra fields at Morrison Organic Farm
Thank you for being a part of Urban Acres and supporting Texas farmers and local, organic produce! We ♥ our farmers, and we ♥ you!