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Exotic produce grown in Texas featured in more restaurants


November 11, 2018

COOPER, Texas (AP) — On a dark, muddy, will-it-ever-stop-raining recent Friday, Roy and Sofia Martinez took shelter in the hoop house at Rae Lili Farm in Cooper with chef Matt McCallister and his team. They were taking a break for lunch — a big bowl of posole — after a stormy morning of planting a field of fall crops like rapini, romanesco, cauliflower and purple broccoli.

The Dallas Morning News reports the Martinezes have been organically growing vegetables for McCallister (of the former FT33 restaurant and upcoming Homewood restaurant) and other Dallas-area chefs for about six year...

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