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Texas Fruit, Sorrel, and More!

June 7, 2012

The Texas fruit is finally coming in, including those delicious blueberries & tomatoes!  Here’s what we’re planning* for this weekend’s almost 100% local co-op style produce shares

*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 recipes for you…

Texas Blueberries

>> Make sure to read this post on how to keep your berries mold-free and lasting longer!

What Is Sorrel?

Sorrel is a delightful, leafy green with a tart, lemony flavor.  Use the tender, young leaves in salads, and the larger leaves for soups, stews and sauces. Sorrel also complements goat cheese, eggs and poultry.

Rich in vitamin C, sorrel was valued for centuries for its ability to prevent scurvy, a serious, even life-threatening problem when fresh fruits and vegetables were not available. The English physician Culpeper (1826) recommended sorrel “to cool any inflammation and heat of blood,” “to refresh overspent spirits,” “to quench thirst, and to procure an appetite.”  Pretty cool!

Get sorrel recipes here – both raw and cooked.

Beefsteak Tomatoes

Thank you for being a part of Urban Acres and supporting Texas farmers and local, organic produce!  We ♥ our farmers, and we ♥ you!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2012 12:52 pm

    I was really looking forward to both the peaches and the beefsteak tomatoes and I didn’t get either in my share this week. How disappointing…

    • June 9, 2012 4:00 pm

      Hey Jaime! Sorry you missed the peaches and beefsteaks. They were not INSIDE the share. Not sure which farm stand you picked up at but they were in boxes and every member was suppose to put them into their bins. If you go by our store in Oak Cliff by 6 today or tomorrow between 12-5 we will take care of you and get you those amazing organic fruits!

      UA

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