Food & NUTRITION at the Rail Yards Market

This Week's Recipe!


Rail Yards Tempura

Origins of Tempura: Japanese ancient deep-fried food was either simply fried without breading or batter, or fried with rice flour. Our Rail Yards tempura is gluten free and without eggs, however, toward the end of the 16th century, a method using flour and eggs as a batter was acquired from the Portuguese missionaries and merchants from region of Alentejo, who resided in Nagasaki and made fritters. It came about as a way to fulfill fasting requirements for Catholics surrounding the Ember Days (in Latin: Quatuor Tempora). Hence, the etymology of the word, tempura. {Wikipedia}


Rail Yards Recipes is an innovative program that makes eating fresh, healthy, and local food easy and fun! Each plentiful basket includes a colorful recipe with seasonal and fresh ingredients from small local farms and businesses from the middle Rio Grande Valley, with an emphasis on products from Rail Yards Market vendors. A detailed instructions card features educational information on how to use cooking equipment, information on farms and vendors who supply products, easy-to-follow verbal and visual steps make cooking the meal easy even for the most inexperienced chef-to-be. Ingredients are pre-portioned, and recipes are designed to create a hearty and healthy meal for two.

Eating local is easy and affordable with Rail Yards Recipes! Each basket is priced on a sliding scale model; our goal is to increase access to local and fresh ingredients, so we offer discount pricing for multiple baskets for families and low-income and EBT customers. 

Recipe Baskets are currently available for pick-up at the market from 10am-2pm (as supplies last).

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