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Tag Archives | Fall 2017 Issue Highlights

What’s In Season: Fall 2017

EARLY FALL

Beans and Peas (fresh shell and snap)
Corn
Cucumber
Eggplant
Figs
Melons
Okra
Peppers
Squash—summer varieties
Tomatoes
Watermelon

LATE FALL

Apples
Arugula
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collards
Fava Beans
Garlic
Kale
Lettuce
Mustard Greens
Pears
Pecans
Persimmons
Pomegranates
Pumpkins
Radishes
Rutabaga
Spinach
Squash—winter varieties
Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Turnips

Compiled with the help of Marie Tedei, Eden’s Garden CSA Farm.…

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Editor’s Letter Fall 2017

Fall has arrived, and we’re so ready!

We’ve been ready for a while now. With every new Edible Dallas & Fort Worth, we spend months thinking about what’s coming—to farmers markets, to our gardens and our plates. Like farmers, we watch the seeds of our story ideas grow from interview to page and into the hands of our readers.…

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Not Your Mama’s Sweet Potatoes


photo: iStock.com/Zeleno

I don’t know why it took us all so long to come around to the greatness that is sweet potato. I mean, we all grew up with them, right? Seeing them underneath a blanket of gooey marshmallows at Thanksgiving—and maybe Christmas, too, if, like ours, yours was a redo of the turkey/stuffing line-up, but with the addition of a molded, wreath-shaped Jell-O “salad” in artificial seafoam green.…

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Falling for Fall


Photography by Ellise Pierce

As excited as I get at the sight of the first spear of white asparagus in the spring, I’m just as crazy over the arrival of autumn pears, which means that if the leaves aren’t turning already, they will be soon.…

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Making the World Brighter, One Bite at a Time

Photography by Teresa Rafidi

From his resting spot in the middle of Phinney Avenue, a wirehaired Chihuahua eyes my car as I pull up to L.O. Donald Elementary School. I imagine he resides at one of the tidy houses nearby, and this is how he passes the day, waiting for the final bell and his gang of playmates to emerge and join him.…

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A Farm for All Seasonings


All in the family at C&J: Group of six (clockwise from left): Connie Gibson with Jonah,
Matthew, Michelle, Isabelle and Noah Tyler. Right: Jim Gibson and Seth Tyler.

Photography by Desiree Espada

I’m not a big fan of seasoning blends. I’d rather mix and match herbs such as dried oregano and sage or fresh thyme and basil, often with a grating of lemon or orange zest, to create my own flavor profile for a particular dish.…

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The State Fair’s Magical Movable Farm


Meet the Big Tex Urban Farms team (l-r): Farm Manager Drew Demler, Don Fisher,
Robert Blackmon, Barron Horton, Donald Wesson (Cornerstone Baptist Church), Jerriah
Johnson and Ford James, standing atop concrete planters, custom made for their fruit trees

Photography by Rick Baraff

“Howdy, folks!” drawls the baritone-voiced icon standing 55-feet-tall over the midway.…

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Hooked on Aquaponics


Goldfish start the aquaponics growing cycle at Profound Microfarms.

Photography by Teresa Rafidi

When Jeff Bednar first got interested in aquaponics in 2013, he and his three- and five-year-old daughters “built a countertop system with six goldfish and nine strawberry plants, which is how I got them interested.”

The real estate investor was looking for a sustainable way to grow food for his family.…

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