Winter is my favorite time around the farm

Sugar Snap Peas growing on a chain link fence. Austin Urban Farm
Snap Peas growing on a chain link fence.

These peas are normally one of the first plants to freeze. Here it is almost Christmas, and these peas are going strong.

 

Oak Leaf Lettuce. Austin Urban Farm

Oak Leaf Lettuce.

 

Celery and Toscano Kale. Austin Urban Farm

Celery and Toscano Kale.

This new row is where the Turkey’s lived until Thanksgiving. Miss those jokers, but they were delicious.

 

Piminto and Dill. Austin Urban Farm

Pimiento and Dill.

I plant Dill and Fennel all around my pepper plants. I can’t remember if it repels aphids, or attracts them. I’ll let you know if the dill is attacked. Which ever it is, my pepper plants have no aphids!

 

Red and Green Romaine with cover crop in the walkway. Austin Urban Farm

Red and Green Romaine.
The grass growing in the rows is a cover crop mix that I use to feed chickens and add organic matter to the soil. Those are my Tomato cages that I bend into row cover supports for the winter.

 

Lettuce, Carrots, Kale, Sweet Peppers - Winter at Austin Urban Farm

Lettuce, Carrots, Kale, Sweet Peppers – Winter time in downtown Austin.

 

 

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Urban Farm Bicycle Tour

Saturday, December 1 from 9am-1pm

Very excited to be a part of this years Urban Farm Bicycle Tour.

Our little farm is probably the smallest of the group, but we are right in the middle so we are expecting a lot of visitors.

Participating Farms & Community Gardens:

  • Austin Urban Farm *NEW
  • Boggy Creek Farm
  • Green Gate Farms
  • HausBar Farm
  • HOPE Farm *NEW
  • HOPE Farmers Market
  • Rain Lily Farm / Farmhouse Delivery
  • Springdale Farm
  • Urban Roots Farm
  • Alamo Community Garden
  • Blackshear Garden
  • Festival Beach Community Garden
  • Food is Free (2 locations) *NEW
  • Garza High School Garden
  • Hyde Park Community Garden
  • Kenny Dorham’s Backyard Garden *NEW
  • Ridgetop Elementary School Garden
  • Sunshine Community Gardens
  • UT Concho Garden
  • Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farm at In.gredients *NEW

Restaurants & Food Artisans:

  • Cafe Josie
  • Farmhouse Delivery
  • Granola Mama
  • Greenling
  • Hillside Farmacy
  • LICK Honest Ice Cream
  • Mmmpanadas
  • Olive & June
  • Princess and Moose’s Sister
  • The Seedling Truck
  • Snack Bar
  • Texas French Bread
  • Thunder Heart Bison: Ranch to Trailer
  • Treasured Earth Foods
  • The Turtle Restaurant
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Windy Hill Organics

 

More information can be found at http://www.edibleaustin.com/content/events

 

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Thanksgiving Turkey Sausage Recipe

Thanksgiving Turkey Sausage
This is an adaption of the Turkey Sausage recipe you can find in the book Charcuterie, by Michael Ruhlman

1 cup/200g Craisins – Crasins is a brand of dried sweetened cranberries
½ cup dry white wine – make sure it is really dry, and not the least bit sweet
2 lbs Turkey Dark Meat – Thighs and Legs, Sinew removed
1 lbs Turkey Light Meat
½ lb Turkey Gizzard and Heart Meat – You can omit this, I just had it so I used it.
1.5 lb Pork fat
40g Salt (I used ½ table, ½ kosher salt)
20g Sugar
6g Fresh Ground Pepper
12g Fresh Sage – Minced
3g Fresh Rosemary – Minced
1g Fresh Ginger – Grated
1g Ground Cloves
1g Cinnamon

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2012 Hertitage Turkey Sale Poster

My neighbor Kat Townsend created this awesome poster for us. I will be posting more news about the Heritage Turkey Sale shortly. If you would like to reserve a bird, please contact me via the contact page!

 

 

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Thanksgiving 2012 Heritage Turkeys Arrive at the farm

5 Royal Palm, 5 Bourbon Red, and 5 Narragansett Thanksgiving Turkeys

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Currently Available – 03/28/12

Come get a bag of salad at East Village Cafe, across the street from the farm at 1111 Chicon st. $3.00 a bag, 2 for $5.

Chefs, I can have this harvested and delivered same day. $10 a pound.

Thank you for your support!

-Aaron

 

Buttercrunch/Bibb Lettuce:

Young & Sweet. Cool mornings are making these things delicious!

Green Romaine:

Big crisp leaves, even on these young plants (thanks to the rain).

Red Romaine:

I take extra care with Red Romaine as it really benefits from staying cold. I can have this out of the ground and in your kitchen within hours!

Sweet Red Beet Greens:

These beets are about a month old. Young tender greens have a lot of sweet beet flavor.

Thank you for your support!

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Currently Available – 02/07/2012

 

Super Sweet Fresh Carrots
With Tops $9lb
Without Tops $10lb


Salad Mix $9lb
A stunning mix of different colors, shapes and textures. Includes Green Oakleaf, Red Oakleaf, Green Romaine, Red Romaine, Lollo Rossa, Redleaf, and Bibb lettuces.

 

Toscano Kale $10lb
I have been working to achieve the classic, large, bug free leaves that I see on other farms and I finally have it! These Kale are stunning to see. Lacinato or “dinosaur” type. Unique leaf type: extra-dark green, noncurled but heavily blistered (savoyed).

 


Ruby Red Beets
Young Beets with tops $10lb
Beet Tops for saute $7lb
Round, smooth, deep red roots grow rapidly and uniformly. Sweet and tender, even when older. Medium-tall, red-veined greens for bunching.

 

Green Romain $11lb
These still have not reached the size of the giants you see at the store, but the leaves are sweet, tender bite, but still strong enough to be used as a wrap. Medium to dark green leaves are slightly savoyed.

Red Romaine $11lb
The slightly ruffled leaves are a dark red with a contrasting bright green base.

 

Green Oakleaf $12lb
Medium-green, oak-shaped leaves with rounded lobes. Very tender, sweet green lettuce.

 


Bibb/Butter Lettuce $9lb
I’m still working to get a better result growing butter head in the soil. I am a big fan of this lettuce, but I am learning that it is hard to get the same results as the hydroponic producers. Still tastes great, does not present quite as well as my other fine specimen.

 

SOLD OUT

Bordeaux Spinach $13lb
Very short supply on this stunningly beautiful spinach. Oakleaf shape, red stem.

 

SOLD OUT
Baby
Spinach $12lb

 


Endive/Chicory $10lb

Heads are large sized, very frilly, deep hearted, and self-blanching. Excellent, mildly bitter, sweet taste. Technically a French Grosse Pommant Seule type.

 


Dill $5 (whole plant is about 1/3lb)
I have about 20 spectacular Dill plants. Medium size, tender, delicate. Great tasting, and great looking.


Arugula $5lb

Very spicy, older leaves, best used sauteed.

 


Fresh Eggs $5 dozen

Assorted sizes and colors (brown, dark brown, green and blue)

 

Thank you for your support!
-Aaron Morris
512-568-4144 (call or txt)

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Fried Green Tomatoes

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Heirloom Tomatoes

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Orange Bell Pepper

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