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Get Ready, Here It Comes…

April 18, 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!

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