Visit Mountain Naturals Community Market for your holiday menu ingredients. Our produce department is well stocked with organic fruit and vegetables. We have several varieties of apples from the Austin Family Farm in Paonia. All the produce you need for those special Thanksgiving meals is available: celery, onions, fresh cranberries, green beans, lettuce, salad mixes, mushrooms, cucumbers, winter squash, beets, tomatoes, etc. And, we’ve got great food for your four-legged friends!
You may also find just the right card or craft gift among the selection from local artists and crafts people.
Our first 2016 delivery of fruit from Austin Family Farm included Apricots and Rainier Cherries. Both are quite delicious!
Bob and Tara return to Mountain Naturals May 15 with their OMGoodness Food Truck. They plan to offer organic, delicious food 10am-2pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
“We choose organic ingredients that are free of any GMO’s, antibiotics, chemicals, growth hormones or pesticides. We use cage free eggs, pasture raised meats, organically grown fruits, vegetables & grains. We buy locally gathered ingredients whenever possible! Made with love, Bob & Tara”
This butterhead lettuce is delicious and was grown free of pesticides and chemicals on a farm at the north edge of Colorado Springs. This lettuce is alive. Take it home, add water and harvest fresh leaves as needed.
Responding to customer requests, we now have in stock “Sunchokes” aka Jerusalem Artichokes. The Sunchoke contains about 10% protein, no oil, and a surprising lack of starch. However, it is rich in the carbohydrate inulin (76%). Recipes for this crisp tuber range from raw to cooking by steaming, roasting and frying. Google “sunchoke recipes” and you’ll see how versatile Helianthus tuberosus is.
In spite of weird weather in California and Arizona, Monday’s delivery brought the best Rainbow Chard we’ve seen in several weeks.
Peaches from Austin Family Farm
We have been selling fruit from Austin Family Farm for many years. These early crop cling-stone peaches are incredibly tasty. The Austin family tradition has been organic since days before organic certification became necessary. Apricots are also available now. Watch for our notice of apples and other fruit as they become available.
Last Friday, Bob and Tara brought their mobile kitchen to Mountain Naturals Community Market for an afternoon of offering samples of their gluten-free, organic foods. There is a strong likelihood of their return
May 19 May 20. Drop by and extend a warm welcome!
After a few months of being unavailable, turmeric and dandelion greens have returned to produce department. Both look and taste great, especially the turmeric.
Information about the health benefits of turmeric and dandelion greens are available on the web.
Recipes for turmeric and dandelion greens are easily found on the web.
Kathy suggests grated turmeric and sage baked with spaghetti squash. Dandelion greens can be simply sautéed in butter or oil with garlic and/or turmeric.