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Second Annual Urban Acres Holiday Market ~ Saturday, December 15th

December 13, 2012

We had so much fun at last year’s Urban Acres Holiday Market that we’re doing it again this year…

holiday market garland

Join us for our Second Annual Holiday Artisan Marketplace
at our Urban Acres store in Oak Cliff
Saturday, December 15th from 10am-3pm
1301-B West Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208

We’ve invited our favorite local craft and food artisans to share their goods in our fun, community-based setting.  Each artist will showcase handcrafted artwork or artisanal foods that we just know our Urban Acres friends will appreciate!   We’ll also have hot beverages and delicious food samples for you to try!

If you’ve been wanting to come down to Oak Cliff and visit our store, this is your chance.  Pack up the family and grab your friends.  See you soon!

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!

Smoked Hams & Gourmet Pies – Order Yours Now for the Holidays

December 12, 2012

Make your Holiday Dinner extra special this year with these all-natural options from local artisans…

All-Natural Smoked Holiday Hams

pedersons hamFor months now, everyone has been raving about the local bacon in our store from Pederson’s Natural Farms in Hamilton, TX.  Now, you can order Pederson’s smoked holiday ham for your holiday feast!  This delicious uncured, smoked, bone-in half ham is all-natural with no preservatives or MSG.

In order to reserve a ham, a $30 deposit is required. The remainder will be calculated when exact weight is known.

Pickup: Available for pickup Saturday before Christmas (12/22).  Members who normally pick up produce at one of the following farm stands can get their ham there as well on 12/22: McKinney, Park Cities, Uptown, Lakewood, Lake Highlands.  Members from other locations can pick up at our store in Oak Cliff.

Ham prices:

  • $5.99/lb (MEMBERS only)
  • $7.99/lb (non-members)
  • Hams are approximately 10 lbs each

>> Members: Go to our webstore to log in and order now

Non-members: Call 214-466-1260 and ask for Amber to place your order.

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EmporiumPieCollageAll-Natural, Gourmet Holiday Pies

From our friends at Emporium Pies right here in Oak Cliff, we have two unique holiday pie options – the Merry Berry and the Buttermilk Blitzen.

Merry Berry: It’s like a chess pie and a cranberry muffin had a baby. Sweet and tart, unique and delicious.

Buttermilk Blitzen: Emporium’s own chai spice blend adds a holiday twist to their classic buttermilk pie.

Emporium Pies is a specialty pie shop in the heart of the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff, Dallas. All of their pies are handmade and their offerings change with the seasons. The pies contain no preservatives, hydrogenated oils, dyes, or corn syrup.

Pickup: Available for pickup Saturday before Christmas (12/22).  Members who normally pick up produce at one of the following farm stands can get their ham there as well on 12/22: McKinney, Park Cities, Uptown, Lakewood, Lake Highlands.  Members from other locations can pick up at our store in Oak Cliff.

Price: $30/each

>> Members: Go to our webstore to log in and order now

Non-members: Call 214-466-1260 and ask for Amber to place your order.

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Got questions?  Email info@urbanacresmarket.com or call us at 214-466-1260.

Lots of Local Late-Fall Produce

December 6, 2012

Local watermelon radish

Happy December!  This month is starting out great with lots of local produce!

Here are some of the LOCAL produce items planned* to be in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares…there are several more items, but this is just a sampling.

*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!

Yes, that’s 9 local items – so excited!

Here are some recipe ideas for ya…

Asian Baby Bok Choy

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Local Shiitake Mushrooms: Slow & Quick Recipes

Shiitake mushroom bruschetta - 100% local ingredients

Creamy Kale Salad

Creamy Kale Salad | Image: wholeliving.com

Photo credit: wholeliving.com

The Pioneer Woman’s Roasted Carrots

Photo credit: thepioneerwoman.com

Photo credit: thepioneerwoman.com

Steamed Radishes

Image: allrecipes.com

Photo credit: allrecipes.com

Beetza (uses beets and kale)

Photo: afarmerinthedell.com

Photo credit: afarmerinthedell.com

The Sweet Potato Trio: baked, fries, hash

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Southern-Style Purple Hull Peas

purplehullpeas

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!

Ch-Ch-Chioggia

November 28, 2012

We’re planning to include lovely Chioggia Beets in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares.  When you cut them open, you’ll find a little surprise:

Chioggia beets

Doesn’t that just make you happy?  Also known as the “candy cane beet” and the “bullseye beet”, the chioggia is an heirloom beet from Italy.

From TheKitchn.com

The chioggia beet came from the Italian coastal town of Chioggia, near Venice. It’s been around since the early 19th-century. It tastes just like regular purple beets, maybe a little sweeter. The skin is a hot pink/fuchsia color, and when sliced open, the inside has beautiful pink and white stripes. Like any other beet, it can be prepared the same way; steamed, sauteed, roasted, and pickled. The greens are also edible. Sadly, the beautiful stripes fade when the beet is cooked.

Try these chioggia beet recipes…

Try these other beet recipes…

Get lots of recipe ideas on our Pinterest page!

New Locally Made Candles, Body Creams and Salt Scrubs from Free Spirit Creations

November 22, 2012

We’d like to invite you out to our store this weekend to check out some new locally made products from Jaye and Martha at Free Spirit Creationsnatural aromatic soy wax candles that will fill your home with joy, soothing body creams made with essential oils that will leave your skin feeling incredibly soft and scrubs made with Mediterranean sea salt that will exfoliate and bring out your glowing healthy skin.

We’re sold on these products, y’all.  Not only do the candles smell scrumptious, but we have the peace of mind that we’re not filling our homes with harmful fumes.   The body creams and salt scrubs are downright luxurious and have practically healed our parched skin overnight.   You’re definitely going to want to come try it for yourself, and grab a few as gifts!

Happy Thanksgiving, and we’ll see you this weekend!

A Thanksgiving Three Years In The Making…

November 16, 2012

Three years ago, we wouldn’t have dreamed that families in the DFW area would be able to have a sustainable Thanksgiving menu featuring local and organic ingredients, but that time has come.  After a week of crazy hours, lots of coffee, and unexpected twists and turns, the whole Urban Acres crew is THANKFUL this Thanksgiving that we have the opportunity to put simple, nourishing food on your family’s table.

Here are some photos of the Thanksgiving menu, recipes and cooking schedule that comes with the Urban Acres Thanksgiving Kit.  We still have a handful of Thanksgiving Kits available to sell at our store on Saturday, November 17th – come get one before they’re gone!

 

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