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Edition 237

June 24, 2011

Local Organic Delivered
In This Issue
New This Week
Local Watermelon

Watermelon - Orange Blossom

Applegate Organic Stadium Hot Dogs

Stadium Hot Dogs - Applegate

Purple Viking Potatoes

Purple Viking Potatoes - Tecolote Farm

Real Ale Fireman's #4

Fireman's #4 - Real Ale**

**Travis County only!

Product Updates
  • Back - Dai Due handmade pimento cheese, bread & butter pickles
  • New - Local peppers from several farmers are here
  • New - pesto flavors from Austin Pesto Co- Classic, Jalapeno & Thai
  • One week only! - local purple viking potatoes from Tecolote Farm
  • Leaving - Baraka Bars & Kale Chips, Daily Juice / Rhythm Foods has stopped production, they expect to resume at the end of the year
  • Coming soon- local melons!
  • New - Chameleon Cold Brew - ready-to-drink coffee
  • Gone - Acadian Family Farm, they're moving to Oklahoma!
  • Did ya notice? -Meat cuts by the pound, we'll be expanding this to more meats so you pay exactly what the cut weighs instead of an estimation. Item unit is listed as lb/package which means it's weighed when packed and price-adjusted
Browse these items here
Plantable Gift Certificate

Call for Beta-Testers in San Antonio

Call for Beta-Testers in San Antonio

The Whole Foods Market San Antonio concierge team offers a super cool service- you can email them your list, and they'll do your grocery shopping for you.

We'd like to join forces with them to make that service even better - by adding free delivery!

We've started an initial round of testing pick-ups at Whole Foods Market in San Antonio so you can get your whole shopping list delivered along with the local goodness Greenling features.

If you live in or around San Antonio and want to test out placing orders with Whole Foods Market to be added onto your Greenling order, email Devon (dhaire AT greenling DOT com).






Reminder about milk freshness

Several dairy vendors have switched from a “Best By” date, to a “Sell By” date. The date you see stamped on your carton is not an expiration date.

Organic Valley milk will be fresh for 7 to 14 days from this date. Local milk (Texas Daily Harvest, Way Back When) will have a shorter freshness life. You can expect local milk to stay fresh for 5 days from the sell by date.


Greenling Tidbits

Local box contents on home page

Local Box contents now on home page

Check out the home page - we now have a working twitter feed that displays the local box contents for the week.

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Plant Strong Recipe Kits

Engine 2 diet

If you need help convincing any males in your family to eat more veggies look no further than local hero Rip Esselstyn. The triathlete firefighter wrote a New York Times bestselling book about rallying his whole engine crew, Engine 2, around a plant-based diet to help save the life of one of the crew who was in dire physical condition. It worked and his plan is sweeping the nation at least in part because he has created hearty plant-strong recipes that mimic the textures and flavors of traditional meat dishes like chili & lasagna.

We were so impressed that we created some recipe kits around Engine 2. We think these recipes are a great way for even the most dedicated carnivores to eat more veggies and our recipe kits make it ridiculously easy to cook! Our Engine 2 kits contain 5 meals for 2 and are also Health Starts Here compliant.

If you aren’t aware, shuffle on over to our Recipe Kit page and check out our selection of prepped meals. We wash, chop and portion all the ingredients and deliver them with simple step-by-step instructions so you can prepare a tasty home-cooked meal in no time. Of course, we send them with eco-friendly

packaging and portion them perfectly for no food waste. How cool is that?!


Engine 2 Basket #1

Engine 2 Recipe Kit #1 features everyday favorites- two bean chili, couscous with seasonal veggies, sweet potato lasagna, bean burritos and black beans with a veggie relish.



Engine 2 Meal Kit #2


Engine 2 Recipe Kit #2 features hearty comfort foods with healthful ingredients- portobella fajita tacos, vegetable enchiladas, lentil soup, sweet potatoes with greens, and mac & not cheese.



by Mason Arnold, Founder & Cookie Monster

This Week's Box Contents & Local Items

A couple of local farms are taking a break for the summer, but don't fret, there are still plenty of local farmers growing for you! Local melons should be here any week now, we can hardly wait!

Also, it's hard to believe, but your Thanksgiving turkeys are arriving at the farm this month!

Here's what will be available from local farms on our website this week (the best selection of local produce in the state - guaranteed). Items with a (*) are only available in the Local Box:


In Local Boxes ($34.99) this week (June 27 - July 1):

  • White Peaches - Caskey Orchards
  • Blueberries - Berry Best & JB Organic
  • Assorted Summer Squash - Gundermann, Texas Natural & Massey
  • Purple & Blue New Potatoes - Massey
  • Carrots - Gundermann Acres
  • Onions - Gundermann Acres
  • Juliette Tomatoes (Baby Roma)- Hillside Farm
  • Chives OR Parsley - Tecolote Farm
  • Summer Peas - Just Peachy Farm
  • Garlic - Rim Rock Farm

Suggested recipes for all items will be included with the Local Box

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Last Week's (June 20 - 24) Local Box Video:

Video of the Greenling Local Box - an assortment of fresh, local produce


Local Box Video

In Farmstead Boxes this week:

  • Local Tomato Ketchup - My Father's Farm
  • Pickles - Winfield Farm
  • Uncle Sam Brownie - Mary Louise Butters

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Fresh, Prepared Meal Selection for this week:

Dish #1 - Three Tomato Rice & Red Beans (1 pint - serves 1 for lunch)

Toasted long-grain rice, sweet onions, garlic & three types of tomatoes simmered in a tomato-water broth with fresh herbs. Vegan, Gluten- Free, Dairy-Free

Ingredients: long grain rice, organic onion, garlic, jalapeno, organic tomatoes, kidney beans, olive oil, canola oil, organic herbs, spices, salt, pepper

Dish #2 - Tomato & Thyme Panzanella Salad (1 pint)

Hearty sourdough bread is pan-toasted in fruity olive oil until golden and served along side a salad of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives & thyme dressed in a delicious red wine vinaigrette. Vegan, Dairy-Free.

Ingredients: sourdough bread, tomato, cucumber, olive, red onion, sweet peppers, olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, garlic, herbs, spices, salt, pepper

Produce from Local Farms

  • Arugula - Comanche Creek
  • Basil, Live- Bella Verdi
  • Baby Arugula – Animal Farm
  • Carrots with tops - Gundermann
  • Cucumbers - Texas Natural
  • Eggplant - My Father's Farm
  • Fennel – Bar W
  • Garlic - Fruitful Hill Farm / Rim Rock Farms
  • Herbs- Pure Luck
  • Lettuce, Bibb – Bella Verdi
  • Lettuce Salad Mixes - Austin Organics
  • Microgreens - Bella Verdi
  • Mushroom, Crimini- Kitchen Pride
  • Mushroom, Shiitake- Texas Organic Mushrooms
  • Mushroom, Port caps- Kitchen Pride
  • Mushroom, White- Kitchen Pride
  • Onion, Red - Gundermann
  • Onion, White - Gundermann
  • Onion, Yellow - Gundermann
  • Peas - Just Peachy Farm
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Produce from Local Farms

  • Peppers - various
  • Blue Potatoes - Tecolote Farm
  • Purple Viking Potatoes - Tecolote Farm
  • Red Potatoes - Gundermann
  • Radicchio - Tecolote Farm
  • Shallots - Green Gate Farm / Lund Produce
  • Sprouts, All - Groovy Greens
  • Summer Squash- Massey, Texas Natural
  • Tomatoes, Heirloom - My Father's Farm
  • Tomatoes, Golden Cherry - Fruitful Hill Farm
  • Tomatoes, Red - Green Gate Farm
  • Turnips – Gundermann
  • Watercress - Bluebonnet
  • Avocado – G&S Grove
  • Blackberries - Lightsey
  • Blueberries - Berry Best / JB Organics
  • Grapefruit - G&S Grove
  • Limes - G&S Grove
  • Mango - G&S Grove
  • Peaches - Caskey Orchards

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Events & Local Food Happenings Around Town

Local Food Fair at Whole Foods Market San Antonio

Local Food & Vendor Fair - Whole Foods Market San Antonio

-Saturday, June 25

-11am - 2pm


-Quarry Whole Foods Market- 255 E. Basse Rd Ste 130, 78209 [San Antonio]

Come be a part of a gathering of local vendors and sample a little bit of Texas at Whole Foods Market in San Antonio. Help support local vendors, growers and ranchers and taste some local goodness while you're at it!

Greenling will be there sampling a delicious seasonal recipe, so come say hi!

More venue info


Social Enterprise & Conscious Consumerism Panel

Social Enterprise & Conscious Consumerism Panel -

Hosted by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

-Tues, June 28, 6pm - 8pm


-1008 West Ave, 78701 [Austin]

"Whenever you spend your money, you cast a vote for the kind of world you want to live in." - Sophie Uliano

Are you interested in spreading positive social impact beyond your nonprofit work?

Join the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Austin in June for an exciting panel discussion on what it means to be a business with goals beyond profit and how your purchasing decisions can support sustainable impact and positive change in both local and global communities.

Hear from Jessica Shortall, Director of Giving at TOMS Shoes; Amy George, Founder and Chief Ozone Officer of Blue Avocado; Laurie Loew, founder of Give Realty; and Mason Arnold, of Greenling.

Networking at 6 p.m.

Panel presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Register here!


Dr. Neal Barnard Lecture and Book Signing

Neal D.Barnard MD Lecture & Book Signing

-Wednesday, June 29



-Whole Foods Market Downtown Rooftop Plaza- 525 N. Lamar Blvd. [78703]

Come on out to the downtown Whole Foods Market rooftop plaza for a lecture and book signing by Dr. Neal Barnard, author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health.

Greenling and the Engine 2 team will be hanging out too, so come join the conversation about making the transition to a plant-strong diet.

Dr. Barnad is also founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) as well as president of The Cancer Project, a nonprofit organization advancing cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research.

More venue info


Engine 2 Potluck

Engine 2 Potluck

-Thursday, June 30



-E2 Headquarters- 608 Academy Dr. [78704]


Join us for a plant-strong potluck!

Bring your favorite Engine 2 inspired recipe and mingle with Engine 2 Diet creator Rip Esselstyn, his family and the Greenling team over some creative and healthy dishes.

 Make sure to RSVP, bring your own plate and have some fun!


Recipe Corner

Red, White, & Blue Potato Salad

From Cooking Light


Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

  • 2 cups fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 10 oz)
  • 2 cups small red potatoes, quartered (about 10 oz)
  • 2 cups blue potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 10 oz)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 3 hard-cooked large eggs, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


Place fingerling and red potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Place potatoes in a large bowl.

Place blue potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Add blue potatoes, onion, parsley, dill, chives, and eggs to bowl; toss gently.

Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients. Pour over potato mixture; toss gently to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Note: Blue potatoes are starchier than the others and tend to bleed, so cook them separately. If you need to, prepare this dish a day ahead, but add the blue potatoes just before serving. If your potatoes are larger than the ones we call for, cut them to a uniform size.


For More Recipes Check Out:

Eating Out of the Local Box - Menus designed specifically for the local box and ideas on what to do with the wonderful bounty

Vegan Greenling - More recipes for the local box, but all Vegan!

Greenling Facebook - All sorts of recipes and ideas get posted here

Mylie's Kitchen - Real Food. Good for you and the planet.


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