Under the Canopy, Summer 2016

Welcome to Austin! 

Curious as to what you might see in the gardens during your summer trip? Wonderful! Summer here means figs, and prickly pear, and wild berries! The tomatoes are at their peak in early summer and winding down through the end of July. We'll have native sunflowers, cosmos, barbados cherries, squash, and best of all, that sweet, heavy sent of summer while you sit poolside in the evening. 

As always, feel free to browse, and harvest at will. With our chemical free upkeep, you can rest assured that each bite will be as close to nature as possible in the middle of a thriving city. 

Blackberries:

The berries are very low in calories. Nonetheless, they are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber. Xylitol is a low-calorie sugar substitute existing in the fiber content. It is absorbed into the blood at a rate slower than glucose, inside the gut to help steady blood sugar levels.

Barbados Cherry:

Antioxidant and vitamin C powerhouse! Also known as, acerola. 

Fig:

With a texture that combines the chewiness of the skin, with the silkiness of the flesh, and the crunchiness of the seeds, you get a good source of potassium, fiber, and a whole host of other vital nutrients. 

Prickly Pear:

While being an amazing source of vitamin c, soluble fiber, and antioxidants, these lovelies are easier to look at than they are to safely pluck. There are tiny hairs on the skin of the fruit, and without tongs or very thick gloves, I would not attempt to pick or prepare them.