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100% Local Produce This Weekend

July 7, 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!

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  1. July 7, 2011 1:09 pm

    Drooling already! We’ll be out of town, but I made sure my first line of business was to arrange a pick-up for my produce 🙂
    We were able to grow cantaloupe and yellow-meat watermelon a couple of years ago and I am so excited to taste the Israeli and canary melons 🙂 Nothing says summer quite like fresh, sweet melons!!!
    I will slice that melon, sprinkle on chili powder, squeeze a fresh lime, and smile as i’m eating it 🙂

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