Central Market is, along with its parent H-E-B, a proud Texas native. What better way to celebrate their roots than with celebrating all our great state has to offer? From May 16 through the 29, you can explore the Big Tastes of Texas in every department of Central Market! Every department? Oh yeah. Every department.
You don’t need to be told how beautifully diverse and extremely delicious Texas produce is. With regions ranging from desert to coastal, high plains to river valleys, Texas farmers grow a dazzling variety of produce. What other state can grow amazing citrus, gorgeous peaches and blueberries, rice, corn, wheat, pecans, peanuts, melons, onions, potatoes… The list is almost endless! All this produce takes specific soils and climates, and Texas has them all.
Speaking of produce, Texas is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the US. Long before the vineyards of California and Virginia, Franciscan priests were growing grapes in Texas to be used in sacramental wines. The diversity of climates and soils allow Texas vintners to grow a diverse array of wine grapes, and Texas wineries are being recognized around the world and are winning prestigious awards. Let the wine experts at Central Market introduce you to some of these tasty and affordable wines!
We all know how good Texas beef is (and the meat department has some of the best!), but Texas produces amazing lamb, poultry, and seafood. Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching, so why not plan to grill up a Texas feast? Lamb from Goldthwaite, quail from Lockhart, shrimp from Palacios, and oysters from Galveston make for a great addition to the gorgeous Prime Angus rib-eyes from Chalk Mountain. Or grab a brisket and smoke it low and slow over pecan and mesquite for a classic Texas barbeque. The possibilities are almost endless.
Texas cheese are, like Texas wines, being recognized as some of the finest out there, and Central Market has a dizzying variety. From Latte Da Dairy’s goat cheeses to Paula Lambert’s pioneering mozzarella, creating a beautiful Texas cheese platter is easy. Or serve Texas honey over some fig and black pepper goat cheese from White Oak’s Haute Goat Creamery for a delicious and easy dessert.
When I say you can find Texas products in every department in Central Market, I mean it. Even Healthy Living and the Floral Departments are proudly promoting Texans and their products. And if you’re in a hurry, simply grab a Texas feast from the Chef Prepared selections available. There is something for everyone in your family. So head over to Central Market and celebrate some of what makes Texas great. I promise, your taste buds will thank you!