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Local Bounty: Grapefruit from the Valley, Daikons, Purple Hull Peas, and More…

December 13, 2012

Our farmers are workin’ hard, and the wonderful local produce keeps comin’…

Here are some of the LOCAL produce items planned* to be in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares…there are a few more items in your share; this is just the local ones.

*Please remember that 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, sometimes there are slight variations in the shares that we can’t predict at the time this is posted.  Thanks for your understanding!

That’s 9 local items!

Here are some recipe ideas for ya…

Roasted Purple Potatoes and Turnips (use any kind of potato)

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Most often found in Asian grocery stores, the Daikon radish looks like a large, white carrot, though it has the flavor of a radish. It is used as a food herb in Asian herbal medicine. Both the tuber and the seeds are used medicinally.

Its uses are many, treating such problems as cough and asthma, low energy, and yeast infections. Daikon also treats many digestive issues, including nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and heartburn.

Easy Daikon Salad

daikon salad

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Local Shiitake Mushrooms: Slow & Quick Recipes

Shiitake mushroom bruschetta - 100% local ingredients

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Creamy Kale Salad with Beets

Creamy Kale Salad | Image: wholeliving.com

Photo credit: wholeliving.com

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Spinach and Fennel Salad

Fennel

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The Pioneer Woman’s Roasted Carrots

Photo credit: thepioneerwoman.com

Photo credit: thepioneerwoman.com

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Beetza (uses beets and kale)

Photo: afarmerinthedell.com

Photo credit: afarmerinthedell.com

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Southern-Style Purple Hull Peas

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Straight from the Texas valley, Texas Red Grapefruit are sweet, juicy and tree-ripened, literally stored on the tree to peak of perfection.  The Rio Star grapefruit combines the two reddest varieties – Rio Red and Star Ruby grapefruit. It has an overall blush on the exterior peel with a deep red interior color which is 7 to 10 times redder than the Ruby Red.

 

Spinach and Grapefruit Salad

 

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pinterest button Or get lots of recipe ideas on our Pinterest page!

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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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jules permalink
    December 13, 2012 5:22 pm

    That’s for this weekend’s share? I thought we just picked up! Isn’t next pick-up the 22nd?

    • December 13, 2012 10:17 pm

      Julie, yes, you pick up every other weekend. But we have other pickup groups that pick up this weekend. You’ll always get an email from us the week you’re picking up as a reminder, but we post on our website for all to see. Thanks!

      • Jules permalink
        December 15, 2012 7:20 am

        Oh okay THANKS! Phew…I still have so much gorgeous produce to nom through. Have fun today at your Holiday Market! We’ll try to stop in 🙂

  2. Jerica Sifuentes permalink
    December 15, 2012 12:40 pm

    Excited for the Purple Hull Peas! What’s the best way to store them? Do they freeze well?

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