Summer is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the bounty of the Earth. The season is defined by the tasty and refreshing foods enjoyed in the warm summer sun during family barbeques and holiday weekends.
What makes a good summer staple? Ideally, it’s something that’s fresh, satisfying and refreshing, especially during the hottest times of the year. There are several products, namely fruits and vegetables, which can be turned into delicious drinks, ice cream, or can be enjoyed on their own.
At Tenaza Farms, we’re dedicated to growing your summer produce organically, making them tastier, fresher and free of pesticides and additives typically found in most produce.
Melons and citruses are some of the most popular summer foods available. Whether eaten on their own or put into a dish or drink, things like watermelons, pineapples, oranges, berries and even apples make a perfect summer treat. Aside from great taste, organic fruits can be extremely refreshing and hydrating due to their high water content.
An average apple has 100ml of water in it with other fruits having similar levels in their makeup. When the weather gets hot, some good fruit goes a long way toward keeping you hydrated. Organic fruits are a better choice as they’re allowed to grow in optimal conditions to better retain taste and stay juicier
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Speaking of hydration, cucumbers are some of the most well known hydrating foods on the planet. Full of fiber and essential vitamins, cucumbers have been a staple of almost all diet plans, and their extreme versatility means you can enjoy them however you like. Toss some slices in a salad, add a few to your morning smoothie or throw them into a glass of water for a crisp taste, the possibilities are endless.
Much like cucumbers, zucchinis provide a lot of dietary benefits in a small, crisp and light package. If you want something with a different twist than a cucumber, zucchinis are a great option. Organically grown cucumbers and zucchinis are sold fresher and usually taste better.
When Life Gives You Lemons
Nothing represents summer better than a tall cool glass of lemonade on a hot day. Lemons, with their distinct zing, have become an essential fruit for any summer dish. Aside from making a great addition to almost any drink, lemons can add flavor to foods while serving as a great boost to immunity and health. The Valley is home to many citruses like lemons, and organic lemons from Tenaza are among the best.
As one of the premier organic produce farms in the Rio Grande Valley, Tenaza Farms prides itself on providing the best to our customers. A family owned operation since our inception, Tenaza will continue to bring the freshest and best tasting veggies to every summer party table. If you want to know more about who we are and what we can do, let us know at 956.432.4983.