Featured Product - Arugula
Each season offers a different variety of vegetables from Family Farms..
The fall is an exciting time. The seeds are sprouting whole new crops, bring you nutrition and great health.
Here's the list: Arugula, Asian Greens, Baby Salad Mix, Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Tomatoes, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Napa Cabbage, Peppers, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squash, Zucchini, Lots Of Herbs & Greens!read more
- Fall Arugula looks promising
- It's a special vegatable for your salads and garnishment. It's sprouting in the Family Farms field and will soon be ready for your table.
- Brocolli good for your stomach
- According to a recent Japanese study, broccoli may be good for your stomach. Fresh broccoli sprouts contain a biochemical called sulforaphane, which has been shown to be a potent defense against the bacterium (H. pylori) often associated with ulcers, gastritis, and stomach cancer. Researchers suggested that eating as much as 2.5 ounces of broccoli sprouts a day may elevate levels of protective enzymes although they caution that broccoli cannot be considered a cure for gastrointestinal illnesses or prevent stomach cancer.
- Cauliflower coming into season.
- Cauliflower is coming into season and a simple way to preserve it is to pickle it. We like sweet pickled cauliflower as a quick side to go with sandwiches as lunch.
- Collards growing best in Texas
- Collards tolerate more heat and cold than most other vegetables grown in Texas. They are easy to grow, productive and well suited to any size homeowner garden.
- To be "cool as a cucumber" add them to your menus during the warm summer months when they are in season. Although slicing cucumbers are available year round, they are at their best from May through July.
- This is a spongy, mild-tasting vegetable that's meaty yet low in calories. It's never eaten raw, but it can be baked, grilled, or sautéed. The best eggplants are firm and shiny eggplants with unbroken skin. Male eggplants tend to have fewer seeds, and are therefore less bitter than female eggplants.
- Tomatoes are high in Vitamin A and C and are naturally low in calories. They are also an excellent source of lycopene, which is the pigment that makes tomatoes red and has been linked to the prevention of many types of cancer. Lycopene is an antioxidant which fights free radicals that can interfere with normal cell growth and activity. These free radicals are what can potentially lead to cancer, heart disease and premature aging. The best sources of lycopene are found in processed tomato products, such as ketchup and tomato products.
- Kale absolutely rich and abundant in calcium, lutein, iron, and Vitamins A, C, and K. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein. Kale is rich in Vitamin C not to mention the much needed fiber so lacking in the daily diet of processed food eating Americans. The “Icing on the Kale” are the natural occurring all important phytochemicals sulforaphane and indoles which research suggests may protect against cancer. Let’s not forget the all important antioxidant Vitamin E. Rest assured kale spares nothing in providing one with much needed nutrients and associated health benefits.