Vendor Spotlight: Joe’s Organics

Joe Diffie started a commercial compost hauling business in 2012. As the compost piled up, Joe began using the fertile soil to raise crops for sale at local farmers markets. The farm quickly gained a reputation for its microgreens among Austin’s chefs, and Joe’s Microgreens was born. The farm uses a variety of ag technologies to sustainably […]

Vendor Spotlight: Joe’s Organics

Joe Diffie formed Joe’s Organics in 2012, with the mission of diverting organic urban waste from landfills and turning it into a valuable resource. Today, Joe’s Organics collects over three tons of waste each week from 30 restaurants and sustainable businesses in the Austin area. Over the last several years, over 200 tons of food […]

MARKET RECIPE: Field Fresh Watermelon Herb Salad

Field-fresh Watermelon Herb Salad By Market Chef Maggie Perkins Ingredients 1/2 small watermelon, rinds removed, cubed (@jbgorganic or @bernhardtsfarm)  Salt, to taste 1 stalk lemongrass  2-3 tablespoons, each, Thai basil, mint 1 cucumber, thinly sliced (@fstop_farm or Fruitful Hill Farm) 1 bunch radishes, thinly sliced (all @jbgorganic) Equal drizzles @txhillcountryoliveoil lemon-infused olive oil and Meyer […]

Market Recipe: Peach & Fennel Salad with Smoked Ham

Peach & Fennel Salad with Smoked Ham By Market Chef Maggie Perkins Ingredients The zest of 1, and juice of 2 large lemons 1/2c coconut palm sugar 1 bulb fennel, sliced razor thin, fronds reserved (@jbgorganic)  4-6 peaches, sliced (@engelfarms and #ZennerOrchards) 2 tablespoons, each, fresh mint, and fresh basil, de-stemmed and minced (@jbgorganic)  1 […]

Market Recipe: Early Spring Probiotic-rich Rainbow Salad

Early Spring Probiotic-rich Rainbow Salad By Market Chef Maggie Perkins. Ingredients Dressing 1/2 container Mother Culture onion chive yogurt dip 1 T raw honey 2 T Kala’s Cuisine Preserved Lemon, rinsed and minced fine 2 t Texas Hill Country Olive Co. lemon-infused olive oil Mother Culture whey, to thin Salad 1 pint strawberries from Engel Farm, […]