SALADAY: The best day of the week

 

Beginning August 9, in Burleson, each week will have a new day. SALADAY represents a mid-week break from normal routine; a treat for the palate, and a fresh, healthy option for a working lunch.

We will bring new taste treats to your office door — every week, all year long! We’re not only renaming that middle day of the week; we’re creating a whole new day!

DFW Aquaponics Farms is launching a delicious, delectable, delivery service. Every Wednesday, for a set monthly fee, you can have a hearty salad lunch brought directly to your office or shop in Burleson, a different selection each week, depending on the harvest and the season.

It’s our contribution to our city’s ongoing efforts to promote health and fitness; and we think it’s the neighborly thing to do! Our local Aquaponics farm is producing a bounty of goodness, and this is our way of sharing the bounty.

Saladay was announced publicly Wednesday, July 19, at the regular monthly meeting of the Be Healthy Burleson steering committee.  Each salad features Certified Naturally Grown lettuce and other salad greens from our farm in Burleson, along with a rotating selection of quality vegetables, fruits, nuts, toppings and unique dressings, many of them organic produce from our friends at Burleson’s City Market.

Our thanks to Kurt Jaeger of City Market, for allowing us access to his kitchen prep area and for allowing us to use a portion of his walk-in cooler for our salads and lettuce.

Why not assure your place at our community table by placing your order now? We’re working on a streamlined order form right here on the website — it should be ready for use within a few days. For now, though, email your intent to participate by sending your name, the name and address of your business, and the number of salads you’re ordering to saladay@dfwaquaponicsfarms.org. We’ll send billing information and a confirmation by return email.

Price per delivered salad is $10 plus tax; a total of $40 (or $50) a month. Monthly menus will be posted here on the website.

The inaugural salad was our version of a “summer light” potato salad, with a mix of perfect small heads of Butterhead and leafy Bibb lettuce, tiny potatoes, petite tri-color tomatoes, tangy radishes and green onions. Zesty mustard vinaigrette hints of the French countryside, and pumpkin kernels add a bit of crunch.

It’s just one of the special salads you can look forward to when you enjoy SALADAY with DFW Aquaponics Farms!

Farm to Market to Table

Fresh, local and alive — Burleson-grown lettuce is available at City Market Burleson. Yes, in January!

What a journey this has been — and what a year this is going to be!

We made our first delivery of fresh leafy greens grown in our Burleson “Aquahouse” this week to City Market in Burleson, a home town grocery committed to bringing healthy food and great service to residents of the local community.

Fresh, local and alive! is a reality in this forward-thinking North Texas town. And DFW Aquaponics Farms is delighted to play a small part in the good food revolution that is taking root here and all across the country.

This first commercial harvest marks a milestone in the growth of Aquaponics production in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Although we are not the first, nor the largest, we are proud to be a part of it all.

This week marked our first delivery, but we look forward to growing a wide variety of fresh, healthy produce in the months to come — the tomatoes are ripening on the vines and our strawberry plants are beginning to set fruit.

We hope you’ll check back often to see what we have growing — and be sure to shop at City Market to show your support!

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Several varieties of lettuce ready for the trip to market!
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David Cohen loading the harvest.
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The new store display. From left, Kurt Jaeger and Ben of City Market, David Cohen.
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A new concept in “fresh and local.” Lettuce still with roots on!
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Tomatoes ripening on the vine in the Burleson greenhouse of DFW Aquaponics Farms.
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Greenhouse strawberries — a growing experiment.
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Loretta Messinger — overseeingrows of leafy greens at DFW Aquaponics Farms.