Texas Fruit, Sorrel, and More!
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…
- Peaches from Larken Farms in Waxahachie, TX
- Blueberries from Greer Farm in Daingerfield, TX
- Beef Steak Tomatoes from Johnson’s Backyard Garden in Austin, TX
- Patty Pan & 8 Ball Squash from Sand Creek Farm in Cameron, TX
- Kale from Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX
- Zucchini & Yellow Squash from Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX
- Okra from Morrison Organic Farm in Cleburne, TX
- Red Potatoes from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Beets from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Cucumbers from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Fennel from Gundermann Acres in Wharton County, TX
- Sorrel from Eden Creek Farm in Blooming Grove, 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 recipes for you…
- Whole-Grain Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup from 101 Cookbooks
- Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cake from 101 Cookbooks
- Flaugnarde with Roasted Berries from The Nourished Kitchen (it sounds fancy, but it’s basically just cream, honey, eggs, and fruit!)
- Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins from Gluten-Free Goddess
- Hot Blueberry Sauce for pancakes
- Or, you can just make a fresh green salad and add fresh blueberries, nuts, and Caprino Royale goat cheese!
>> 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.
- Rustic Beefsteak Tomato Tart
- Tomato and Avocado Salad
- Beet and Tomato Salad
- Baked Stuffed Beefsteak Tomatoes