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- Have a favorite local product we don't carry? 'Lettuce' know! Email your wish list to email@example.com
- New - Hand fruits for summer are in: pluots, apricots and nectarines!
- New Treat- Raspberry kombucha from Holykombucha
- New - Summer meal kits are here!
- New - Local melons from Highway 19 Produce
- New- Strawberry vanilla and lemony pear jam from In a Pickle
- 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
Highway 19 Produce
Highway 19 Produce is a quaint family farm out in Athens, Texas growing some delicious summer melons. They’re new to the Greenling family, and we’re so excited to have them and their farm fresh produce!
The family's oldest son is studying horticulture at the University of Texas Dallas and is a driving force behind the farm’s growth. Currently the folks down at Highway 19 are in the process of planting fruit trees and assorted vegetables to compliment their melons, peppers and tomatoes.
You can add their personal size watermelons to your next Greenling order, and show them a little love and like their Facebook page!
Melons are Best in Pairs! For Every Organic Watermelon Sold, We'll Donate One to a Family in Need
The mercury's rising and the Fourth of July is almost here, which means one thing in the land of local goodness- melon season! It's not true that lugging it around the store in your cart, to your car, and finally home actually makes it sweeter. And the first time it crushes that bread or bag of chips it becomes a bittersweet affair. But no longer because we've got awesome, hard-working drivers to carry these amazingly delicious boulders right to your door (and into your kitchen if you like).
We're beating the heat this summer with a Greenling Melon Festival. For the next few weeks, we'll be sharing lots of melon ideas, farmer profiles, and hosting a "Show Us Your Melon Recipe!" contest. We're also helping families in need with a "Buy One, Give One," sale on watermelons next week.
For every watermelon that we sell next week, we'll donate another to the North Texas Food Bank. These local, organic watermelons will surely bring a smile (and lots of nutrition) to a family in need! Plus, we're donating them to the Food Bank in time for the Fourth of July holiday. You don’t need to do anything special to take advantage of this special offer—simply add a watermelon to your grocery order and we’ll send one to the North Texas Food Bank. Kinda like TOMS shoes, but tastes way better!
If you’re traveling next week but still want to help, you can add a $5 donation to the North Texas Food Bank to your next grocery order.
Check out a profile of our melon masters, Highway 19 Produce, plus a recipe for chilled cantaloupe soup in this newsletter, and stay tuned to our Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and blog for more melon-tastic updates!
This Week's Box Contents & Local Items
We're happy to introduce a Texas original the to the Local Box-1015 onions! These special onions were developed at A&M University and are named for their optimum planting time, October 15th. You can saute them up or add them to a mushroom burger made from a portabella mushroom, another one of our local favorites. Enjoy the summer goodness!
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 25 - 29):
- Cucumber - Wolf Creek Farm/Katy Farm
- Okra - Reeves Family Farm
- Pinto Beans - Just Peachy Farm
- 1015 Onions - Wolf Creek Farm
- Peaches - Larken Farm
- Grape Tomatoes - Just Peachy Farm
- Orange - G&S Groves
- Portabella Mushrooms-Kitchen Pride Mushrooms
- Avocado - G&S Groves
- Summer Squash - Katy Farm/ Larken Farm
Suggested recipes for all items will be included with the Local Box
Last Week's (June 18- 22) Local Box Contents:
In Farmstead Boxes this week:*
- Shortbread - Artisan Baking Co.
- Honey Bear - Texas Honeybee Guild
- Half Gallon of Whole Milk - Texas Daily Harvest
*please note we are not able to make substitutions in the Farmstead Boxes! Thanks for understanding
Produce from Local Farms
- Beans, Pinto - Just Peachy Farm
- Cucumbers, Pickling - Katy Farm
- Cucumbers, Slicing - Wolf Creek Farm, Katy Farm, Youth Village Resources
- Garlic - Good Earth Organic Farm
- Garlic, Elephant - Wolf Creek Farm
- Herbs - Generation Farms
- Lettuce, Bibb - Young's Greenhouse
- Microgreens - La Casa Verde
- Mushroom, Crimini - Kitchen Pride
- Mushroom, Portabello Caps - Kitchen Pride
- Mushroom, Shiitake - Texas Organic Mushrooms
- Mushroom, White- Kitchen Pride
- Okra - Reeves Family Farm
- Onions, Yellow - Wolf Creek farm
- Onions, 1015 - Wolf Creek Farm
Produce from Local Farms
- Onions, Red - Good Earth Organic Farm
- Peppers, Hot Mixed - Good Earth Organic Farm
- Potatoes, Fingerling - Sky View Farm
- Radish, Watermelon - Paul Quinn College
- Southern Peas - Just Peachy Farm
- Squash, Summer - Katy Farm, Larken Farm, Just Peachy Farm
- Tomatoes, Slicing - Just Peachy Farm
- Tomatoes, Grape - Just Peachy Farm
- Tomatillos- Good Earth Organic Farm
- Wheatgrass - Young's Greenhouse
- Avocados - G&S Groves
- Blueberries - Berry Best Farm
- Cantaloupe - Highway 19 Produce
- Limes - G&S Groves
- Oranges - G&S Groves
- Peaches - Larken Farm
- Watermelon - Highway 19 Produce
Events & Local Food Happenings Around Town
Summer Beer Fest
Sat. June 23, 1pm-4pm
5757 Greenville Ave.[Dallas]
Brewery representatives will be on hand at Sigel's-Greenville on June 23rd, to sample a selection of award winning seasonal craft and specialty beers from around the world and to answer any questions you may have. Enjoy appetizers and special sale prices on these beers. Come learn everything you have always wanted to know about the beers you'll be drinking; whether it's the style, ingredients or brewing techniques.
For more information or to RSVP click here. By RSVPing you will receive an Summer Beer Festival Passport, which will entitle you to taste 20 of the 38 craft and import brews available for sampling.
Coppell Farmer's Market
Sat. June 23, 8am-12pm
Old Town Coppell at 793 S. Coppell Road [Coppell]
The Coppell Farmer’s Market started in the summer of 2003. The market has grown from a handful to over thirty vendors, with a wide selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, natural meats, cheeses, eggs, honey, artisan breads, and value added products. Over a thousand customers come to the Coppell Farmers Market on a given Saturday to find local, healthy food, develop a relationship with those providing their food, meet up with friends and neighbors, and be a part of the local food movement.
For more information click here.
Hops for Habitat, benefiting the Connemara Conservancy
Sat. June 23, 7pm-10pm
Local Yocal – 213 N. Tennessee [McKinney]
Hops for Habitat brings together the community to celebrate the natural originality of North Texas. From local brewmasters and chefs to fun and funky places to party, Hops for Habitat is a great way for you to experience some of the best things North Texas has to offer.
Chefs Mat McCallister and Robert Lyford have prepared a tantalizing menu featuring local and organic ingredients donated by Local Yocal and paired with tasty brews from Franconia Brewing Co. Come out and toast with us!
This is the second of several of Hops events throughout the year, each at a different venue and with a different chef and menu. Proceeds go towards the Connemara Conservancy, working to preserve natural landscapes in North Texas. Purchase tickets here.
Chilled Cantaloupe Soup(serves 4)
Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1 lime
- 1/3 cup of orange juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
Chill the cantaloupe in the refrigeration over night-you want it to be nice and cold. The next day, peel and seed the cantaloupe and cut it into cubes. Place the cantaloupe in a blender, add the orange juice and honey, and puree until well blended.
Divide the soup evenly among 4 bowls. Squeeze the limes over the soup. Serve chilled on a hot Texas afternoon.
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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