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DFW Local Produce List, Sept 28-Oct 2, 2014

Fall is creeping in this week! Lettuce enjoy the glorious gradual season change in Texas, where in addition to cool morning breezes, we have the fortune of enjoying local late summer produce (eggplant, okra) along with the early Fall harvest (hard squash and persimmons!)

  • Basil – My Father’s Farm
  • Basil, Live Plant – My Father’s Farm
  • Carrot Bunches w/ Tops, French – Acadian Family Farm
  • Chives, Garlic – My Father’s Farm **Only available in the Local Box!
  • Cucumber, Pickling – Gundermann Acres
  • Cucumber, Slicing – Gundermann Acres
  • Eggplant – Gundermann Acres
  • Garlic, Elephant (loose or bagged) – Mexas Farms
  • Garlic, German Red – Wolf Creek Farm
  • Herbs (Basil, Chives, Dill, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Oregano, Sage and Thyme) – Generation Farm
  • Jalapenos – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Leeks – Acadian Family Farm
  • Lettuce, Bibb – Young’s Hydroponics
  • Mint – My Father’s Farm
  • Mushroom, Crimini – Kitchen Pride
  • Mushroom, Portobello Caps – Kitchen Pride
  • Mushroom, Shiitake – Texas Organic Mushrooms
  • Okra – Lightsey Farm
  • Onion, 1015 – Acadian Family Farm
  • Onion, White – Katy Farm
  • Peas, Black-eyed – Homegrown Farms
  • Peas, Purple Hull – Lightsey Farm
  • Peppers, Jalapeno – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Peppers, Mixed Bell – Gundermann Acres
  • Potatoes, Sweet – Acadian Family Farm
  • Potatoes, Red – Fruitful Hill Farm, Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Potatoes, Russet – Acadian Family Farm
  • Potatoes, White – Acadian Family Farm
  • Potatoes, Yukon Gold – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Salad Mix – My Father’s Farm **Only available in the Local Box!
  • Squash, Acorn – Yellow Prairie Farm, Gundermann Acres
  • Squash, Butternut – Gundermann Acres
  • Squash, Chayote – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Squash, Summer – Yellow Prairie Farm, Gundermann Acres
  • Avocado – G&S Groves
  • Limes, Key – G&S Groves
  • Limes, Persian – G&S Groves
  • Pears, Asian – Lightsey Farm
  • Persimmons – Lightsey Farm
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DFW Local Produce List, Sept 22-26, 2014

The season is a’changin’ but late summer produce is still available for a few more weeks! Local hot peppers are coming in from Yellow Prairie Farm- get ‘em while they’re hot! (We apologize for our inability to resist cheesy food puns.)

  • Basil – My Father’s Farm
  • Basil, Live Plant – My Father’s Farm
  • Cabbage, Loose Leaf (aka Beka Santoh) – My Father’s Farm (**Only available in the Local Box!)
  • Carrot Bunches w/ Tops, French – Acadian Family Farm
  • Corn – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Cucumber, Pickling – Gundermann Acres
  • Eggplant – Gundermann Acres
  • Garlic, Elephant (loose or bagged) – Mexas Farms
  • Garlic, German Red – Wolf Creek Farm
  • Herbs (Basil, Chives, Dill, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Oregano, Sage and Thyme) – Generation Farm
  • Lettuce, Bibb – Young’s Hydroponics
  • Mint – My Father’s Farm
  • Mushroom, Crimini – Kitchen Pride
  • Mushroom, Portobello Caps – Kitchen Pride
  • Mushroom, Shiitake – Texas Organic Mushrooms
  • Okra – Gundermann Acres, Lightsey Farm
  • Onion, 1015 – Acadian Family Farm
  • Onion, White – Katy Farm
  • Peas, Black-eyed – Homegrown Farms
  • Peas, Purple Hull – Fruitful Hill Farm
  • Peppers, Jalapeno – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Peppers, Mixed Bell – Gundermann Acres
  • Potatoes, Red – Fruitful Hill Farm, Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Potatoes, Russet – Acadian Family Farm
  • Potatoes, White – Acadian Family Farm
  • Potatoes, Yukon Gold – Wolf Creek Farm
  • Squash, Acorn – Fruitful Hill Farm, Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Squash, Chayote – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Squash, Summer – Homegrown Farms, Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Avocado – G&S Groves
  • Dates – Lightsey Farms
  • Limes, Key – G&S Groves
  • Limes, Persian – G&S Groves
  • Pears, Asian – Lightsey Farm
  • Perimmons – Lightsey Farm
  • Watermelon (8-10 lb) – Acadian Family Farm
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DFW Local Produce List, Sept 15-19, 2014

The following local goodness is available for order from Greenling the week of Sept. 15-19. Quick tip – while you’re shopping, use the local filter for a quick glance at local items as you browse!

  • Basil, My Father’s Farm
  • Lettuce, Bibb- Young’s Hydroponics
  • Herbs: Basil, Chives, Dill, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Oregano, Sage and Thyme- Generation Farms
  • German Red Garlic – Wolf Creek Farm
  • Elephant Garlic – Mexas Farms
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes – Wolf Creek Farm
  • Purple Hull Peas – Wicks Locally Grown, Lightsey Farm
  • Rapini greens– My Fathers Farm (Only available in the Local Box!)
  • Sunflower sprouts – My Father’s Farm (Only available in the Local Box!)
  • Mint– My Fathers Farm
  • Asian pears – Lightsey Farm
  • White Onion – Katy Farm
  • Russet Potatoes – Acadian Family Farm
  • White Potatoes – Acadian Family Farm
  • French Carrot bunches with tops – Acadian Family Farm
  • 1015 Onions – Acadian Family Farm
  • Watermelon (8-10#) – Acadian Family Farm
  • Acorn squash – Yellow Prairie Farm, Fruitful Hill Farm
  • Cherry Tomatoes – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Summer Squash – Yellow Prairie Farm, Homegrown Farms
  • Green Beans – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Corn- Yellow prairie Farm
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes – Yellow prairie Farm
  • Red Potatoes – Yellow Prairie Farm, Fruitful Hill Farm
  • Chayote Squash – Yellow Prairie Farm
  • Jalapeños – Fruitful Hill Farm
  • Delicata Squash – Fruitful Hill Farm
  • Fresh Black-eyed peas – Homegrown Farms
  • Radish Sprouts – Earth Healthy
  • Eggplant – Gundermann Acres
  • Mixed bell peppers – Gundermann Acres
  • Pickling cucumber – Gundermann Acres
  • Okra – Gundermann Acres
  • Mushroom, Crimini- Kitchen Pride
  • Mushroom, Shiitake- Texas Organic Mushrooms
  • Mushroom, Port caps- Kitchen Pride
  • Grapefruit – G & S Groves
  • Persian Limes – G & S Groves
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I Gotta Feeling… Black-Eyed Peas are in the Local Box!

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What legume trekked ‘round the world before becoming a staple of Southern cuisine? I do declare, the humble black-eyed pea! The black-eyed pea was domesticated in West Africa, journeyed throughout Asia, and made its first appearance in the (would-be) United States back in the 17th century.

Now it’s so ingrained in Southern culture that many Southerners adhere to the legend that eating a bowl full of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day will bring prosperity. And in some Jewish groups, these peas are valued for symbolizing fertility and included in Rosh Hashana meals. The little legume packs heaps of calcium, folate, and fiber, and it’s good for crop rotation too- adding nitrogen to the soil. The black-eyed-peas featured in next week’s Local Box come from The Homegrown Farm in Waco. 

Try them in a classic Hoppin’ John or Texas Caviar recipe. Or if you’d prefer to whip up something unique, go for Chicken and Black-Eyed Pea Tacos, Indian Spiced Black-Eyed Peas, or Tex-Mex Black-Eyed Pea Casserole.

If you don’t want to use your black-eyed peas right away, they’ll last in the fridge for a couple of days or you can freeze them (after blanching for two minutes) for up to a year.

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DFW Local Box: It’s Sublime

What a lime up this week! From beautiful red torpedo onions to sweet cantaloupe, our farmer heros are still bringing you the best despite the summer heat.

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Snack attack: I’m a certified snacker so I try to always have healthful options around for my snack-diction. I am going to use this weeks peaches and okra as jumping off points for my snacks. Check out this great list of 28 Deliciously Healthy Peach Recipes to inspire your snacks this week! For the okra try Spicy Okra Chips or Pickled Okra.

Meal one: At the peak of summer here in Texas cool salads always sounds good. I will use this weeks cantaloupe, limes, cucumber and red torpedo onions for a Cucumber and Cantaloupe Salad. Red torpedo onions are a very old crop from Italy that are very sweet and tangy with no harsh hotness. I think their flavor will compliment this salad so I am replacing these onions with the green onion the recipe calls for. With the russet potatoes try this Rainbow Potato recipe, it’s a fun idea.

Meal two: Have you ever had Roasted Garlic? It is divine. I first discovered my love for roasted garlic at a little Texas hamburger joint called Alamo Springs neat Hunt, TX. They are known around the country for their insanely good burgers but their roasted garlic is my favorite! Use this weeks elephant garlic to try for yourself. It is great served on crostinis with goat cheese or tomato slices. Since we can’t survive on garlic alone I will also make Chicken and Kale Casserole. Use your rapini and amaranth greens along with sunflower greens in place of kale.

 

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DFW Local Box: Figetta ’bout it!

Figetta ’bout  going to the in grocery store for figs, our farmer heros at Gundermann Acres are picking their figs at the exact peak of ripeness and bringing them to Greenling the same day. Thanks to their impeccable timing, you will be receiving ripe fruit that is ready to eat right away.

Figs are very high in fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, and manganese. However you choose to enjoy them, we think you’ll figgin’ love this swell summer fruit.

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Meal one: The figs are ready to eat right away so I am going to use those sweet bites and the 1015 onions for a Fresh Fig, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza. With my pizza I will make a Mediterranean Purslane and Summer Squash Salad. Sprinkle microgreens to finish it off!

Meal two: I would have never thought to use bell peppers as nachos but this is brilliant. Use your sweet mixed peppers for Pepper Chicken Nachos. With the peaches I will do a simple salad to go on the side. Sliced peaches over whatever greens are  in the fridge with a homemade salad dressing.

Meal three: Okra in Texas usually means one thing…fried okra. Delicious as it may be there are endless options out there! Summery Okra & Quinoa Pilaf  is great for this weeks heaping helping of okra and cherry tomatoes. Or try Indian Style Okra with Potatoes. Great vegetarian sides or filling enough to stand as a main course.

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