Mushrooms from Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms in Gonzales (about 50 miles southeast of New Braunfels), fresh-picked for the Saturday farmer's market. I'm partial to the meaty texture and savory notes of the criminis, AKA baby bellas. They add a layer of depth to anything, like wine-steamed mussels.
And I love New Braunfels Farmer's Market . Food and products grown or made by real people, not corporate mega-farms. And driven the less-than-100-miles to market in a personal pickup truck that also carries the kids to school and grandma to the beauty parlor. By people who care enough about their land, their crops and their customers to practice sustainable farming, growing produce without pesticides and animals without hormones or antibiotics.
Hope you can find local produce in your town, and enjoy putting it on your table.
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