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Local This Weekend: Texas Figs & Black-Eyed Peas Are Here!

June 28, 2012

We’ll have 100% local Texas produce this weekend! 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 photos & recipes for you…

Figs

Figs from Gundermann Acres

Figs are high in natural simple sugars, minerals, and fiber. Figs are fairly rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese.

Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines because they are a very good source of fiber. They are also a good source of potassium, an important consideration in helping to control blood pressure. Figs are among the most highly alkaline foods, making them useful in supporting the proper pH of the body.

You’re probably just going to want to pop these in your mouth and eat them whole…but if you want a recipe, here are a few ideas…

Black-Eyed Peas (Unshelled)

Unshelled black-eyed peas from Morrison Organic Farm

The unique thing is that these peas will come unshelled.  Usually we get them already shelled in a bag, but we thought it would be fun for you to experience the wonderful old-time activity of sittin’ on the porch shellin’ peas!  It’s a wonderful activity to do with family, friends, and even children can help.  You just ain’t Texan if you’ve never shelled a pea.  Read this post on how to shell and eat black-eyed peas – with some great recipe ideas!

Liz harvesting black-eyed peas at Morrison Organic Farm

Okra

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

Jacky Morrison on the tractor at Morrison Organic Farm

Okra plants at Morrison Organic Farm

Okra fields at Morrison Organic Farm

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. July 1, 2012 9:30 pm

    I had big plans for those figs, but they never made it into any recipe – my husband and I finished them all before they could get that far, delish!

    • July 1, 2012 10:00 pm

      Haha Jerica! Right?! The same thing happened to us! They’re just too good.

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