Make sure to check out your produce section for your local veggie hook-up! Those kind folks over at Buena Tierra continue to amaze with their high quality local organic produce. We currently are selling their zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, golden zucchini, fresh basil, loose beets, red potatoes, eggplants, galia and cantaloupe melons. These are the best melons I've ever tasted, get'em while they last. We also are offering locally grown heirloom tomatoes from Liberty Oaks Farms, and local organic celebrity tomatoes from Walnut Creek Organic Farms (coming in today or tomorrow!). Eating local also means eating in season, so don't forget those Texas peaches, or a bib.
Shoppers may have noticed something funny in the tofu and tempeh door of the dairy cooler: WhiteWave tofu has turned into WestSoy tofu. WhiteWave Foods Co. sold its tofu and meat-alternative business to Hain Celestial Group Inc. for an undisclosed amount earlier this month. Melville, NY-based Hain Celestial Group is the biggest
The deal marks the first time in its 30-year history that WhiteWave, a subsidiary of Dallas-based based Dean Foods, will no longer sell tofu products. WhiteWave will still have its four dairy products: Silk, Horizon Organic, International Delight and Land O' Lakes.
Dairy month is a good time to visit the cheese department and celebrate local!
When shopping local this month, don't forget to check out your Cheese Dept. for local delicacies! Pure luck's Award winning goat cheeses make fabulous picnic munchies, as well as fanciful h'orderves at that special party. Water Oak makes a fantastic goat ricotta so full of flavor you'll want to eat it all by itself! And the robust flavors of Raw Veldhuizen cheeses please even the pickiest of cheese mongers. (Did you see the cool write- up about the Veldhuizen family in the Chronicle last week? http://tinyurl.com/3rsjzt or http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A638397 ) Also, don't miss Full Quiver Cheese Spreads, P/2 Pestos with Pasta & Co. fresh pastas, and White Mountain Wheat roast for vegans and non-vegans alike!
Our meat department delivers the local goods and a recipe!
So you've committed your self to "The Eat Local Challenge". Now what? Luckily Wheatsville carries a myriad of locally produced foods like produce, dairy, meats, and great locally produced snacks. You can also drive to many of the farms we support for a more hands on approach, and the farmers markets have products you won't see anywhere else. I' (Bryan Butler, the meat buyer) have personally taken on "The Eat Local Challenge" and found it to be alot of fun and very satisfying. This week in the meat department we are supporting the challenge by offering a great local product on sale:
Swiss Meat Loaf Recipe
2 pounds of grassfed hamburger
1 1/2 cup diced swiss cheese, local
2 beaten poultry eggs, local
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3 cups milk, pastured
1 cup dry bread crumbs
Mix all ingredients and press firmly into a loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 1 1/4 hours.
Coffee with the board