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Local This Weekend: Blueberries, Peaches, Tomatoes, Okra & More…

June 21, 2012

The Texas produce has been unbelievable, and it just keep comin’!  Here are the local items we’re planning* for this weekend’s 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!

Texas Peaches

Local peach from Larken Farms in Waxahachie

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.

5 Ways to Eat Local Okra

So you’ve got lots of local okra to eat…now what?  Here are 5 ways to eat and enjoy it!

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

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2012 3:56 pm

    I loved the sorrel from 2 weeks ago. After doing some research online, I ended up sauteeing the sorrel with a little olive oil and garlic. Then I added it to eggs with fat-free feta and made a fritatta out of it and we had it for dinner… soooooooo good! Has a very unique taste.. I didn’t care for it too much when I tried it on its own, but with the eggs and cheese it was amazing!

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