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Sweet Potato and Parsnip Latkes

Total Time: 30-40 minutes        

Servings: 12 (12 latkes)

This tasty latke variation can be enjoyed with applesauce, chipotle sour cream, horseradish sauce, smoked fish and more!


2 cups shredded sweet potatoes
1 cup shredded parsnips
3 scallions, sliced
2 eggs, beaten
1⁄3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying


1/2 cup light sour cream
1 cup apple, peeled and minced


Peel the sweet potato and parsnip and shred using a grater or food processor. Wrap the shredded sweet potato and parsnip in a few paper towels and squeeze to remove excess liquid.

In a large bowl, mix the sweet potato and parsnip with the scallions, eggs, flour, salt and pepper.

Heat a large iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom and come up the sides at least a quarter of an inch. When the oil is hot, scoop about 1/4 cup of latke mixture into the pan and slightly flatten. Repeat until the pan is full but not crowded. Brown the latkes on each side 3-4 minutes.

Set aside on a plate lined with paper towels when done. While the latkes are cooking, stir together the sour cream and minced apple.

Serve the apple sour cream on top of the warm latkes.



Local Vendor Spotlight: Cuvée Coffee

Who started Cuvée Coffee, when and why?

Mike McKim started roasting coffee as a hobby in 1998 and immediately knew
that it was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

What makes Cuvée Coffee different from other coffee on the market?

Cuvée Coffee pioneered the specialty coffee movement in Texas and is considered one of the best roasters in the country.

How has your business evolved?

The business has gone from a part time, garage enterprise to a coffee roastery, cold brewery and coffee bar. It has also become a place where passionate coffee people have an opportunity to build a career in the coffee industry.

Anything new being developed?

Cuvée pioneered specialty coffee in Texas, was part of the Direct Trade coffee sourcing movement and introduced the world to nitro cold brew, so it’s safe to say that the company is constantly considering what’s next.

What is your favorite thing about Wheatsville?

That you carry Cuvée Coffee, of course :)


Through diligent tasting, communication, and good old fashioned searching, Cuvée has sought out the very best in quality coffees. Beyond just the beans, we’re honored to have surrounded ourselves with grower-partners who see the same in us, and strive to be the very best.

Through open discussion, and mutually fair agreements, we ensure that the people behind our coffees are able to sustain themselves, their families, and grow their businesses. Allowing for their return year  after year, producing your favorite coffees!

With such amazing partners working alongside Cuvée, and the trust in our continued connection, growers have the confidence and assurance to improve, test, experiment, and evolve themselves to produce  unique coffees, which we proudly share unto you.


Beer, Wine & Cheese Top Five For the Holidays

Wine: La Riojana Pinot Noir Reserve

The key to pairing wine with the wide variety of foods on the holiday table is to find wines that are softer, fruity, bright and less tannic. This medium bodied Pinot Noir is packed with delicious strawberry, cherry and blueberry aromas, as well as spicy notes due to the aging in oak barrels. La Riojana has invested more than $11 million Argentinean pesos for various projects aimed at improve living conditions for its growers and workers in the Famatina Valley, a historically poor area of Argentina.

Sparkling Wine: Stellar Organics Extra Dry

Stellar Organics make some really fantastic Fair Trade wines that are certified organic and vegan friendly. This extra dry sparkling wine has grapefruit and lime on the nose. It is crisp and fresh tasting with a smooth nutty finish. Perfect for holiday gatherings as well as ringing in the New Year!

Beer: Sierra Nevada Celebration

Brewed especially for the holidays, Sierra Nevada Celebration is perfect for a festive gathering or for a cozy evening at home. Celebration is a dry-hopped, slightly strong ale that pours a beautiful rosy amber color with a nice full head. It features a big blast of Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook hops and a not-too-heavy mouthfeel. Supply is limited since this is a seasonal release so be sure to stock up while you can.

Cheese: Vermont Creamery Bonne Bouche Goat Cheese

This is a sublimely delicious aged goat cheese with a beautiful geotrichum rind that is lightly sprinkled with ash. Geotrichum is a mold/yeast that produces a distinctive wrinkled rind that looks like coral. This creamy goat cheese features layers of rich flavor and it would make an elegant addition to your Holiday Table.

Vegan Cheese: Miyoko’s Aged English Sharp Farmhouse

This vegan cheese is so good that a non vegan like me loves it! Miyoko’s is made with nuts instead of milk, but it is a real cheese that is cultured and aged just like dairy cheese. The result is a hard, aged, sharp round with complex flavors and a long finish that will continue to deepen in flavor and texture as it ages. Serve this at your holiday party for a real crowd pleaser that everyone can enjoy!


Fair Trade Gifts are Twice as Nice

What does FAIR TRADE mean?

Fair Trade certification means that the power has been put back into the hands of producers. Producers work directly with distributors to get products to market which in turn supports livable wages, families and communities.

By choosing FAIR TRADE products you are supporting businesses that encourage democratic decision-making, transparency, gender equity, and independence all over the world.

PLUS you get delicious, beautiful products that are twice as nice to give as gifts! ENJOY!


Special Diets & Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for comfort foods, many people have special dietary needs. There’s no need to worry about accommodating non-traditional diets if you make a visit to Wheatsville. We have a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, major allergen-free or Paleo foods that will ensure you or your loved ones can eat as much as everyone else at the Thanksgiving table. Here are just a few examples of the many items you can find in the aisles to suit most diets.

10. Austin EastCiders
      Original Dry Cider

     (Gluten Free)
      Pour it in a glass to be fancy

9. Bou Vegetable Bouillon Cubes
    Perfect for soup, gravies and more

8. Follow Your Heart VeganEgg
Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-GMO)
   Use in any recipe that
   calls for eggs.

7. Dandies Marshmallows
    (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut-free,    
    Kosher, Non-GMO)
    Small batches, big taste

6. Tofurky Beer Glazed Ham Roast
    (Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO) glaze.

5. NEW! Bob’s Red Mill
    Paleo Baking Flour

    (Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Kosher)
    Simple and amazing for any recipe
    that calls for baking flour

4. Wholly Wholesome
   Frozen Pie Crust

    (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut-free,
    Kosher, Non-GMO)
    All the work is done for you
    by experts

3. Pacific Foods
   Gluten-Free Stuffing
Gluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO)
   No gluten? No problem!

2. So Delicious CocoWhip
    (Vegan, Gluten Free, Kosher,
    USDA Organic)
    Like a popular whipped topping
    but so much better!

1. Tofurky Roast
    (Vegan, Kosher, Non-GMO)
    The one, the only!


Your Traditional Holiday Meal: Turkey and Ham

It’s that time of year when we all get together and share special moments with the ones we love. Here at Wheatsville, we’re excited to share our best holiday ideas to help you create a perfect holiday meal. Turkey is low fat, big enough to feed a crowd and is  great roasted to perfection, smoked with gourmet woods or deep fried for that juicy moist center.

All of our turkeys are hormone and antibiotic free, vegetarian fed and free range.

Click here to place your Thanksgiving preorders!

Mary’s Natural and Organic Turkeys
best value. These free range birds come from California and are fed Non-GMO feed.

Mary’s Brined Turkey LIMITED SUPPLY!
Pre-order your Brined Turkey 8-20 lb.

Mary’s Heritage Turkeys  LIMITED SUPPLY!
Heritage turkeys are breeds that originally inhabited the Americas, Bourbon Red and Narragansett. These turkeys can fly and still roost in trees. They have naturally darker meat, larger thighs and smaller breasts. These changes the cooking time so a thermometer is recommended.

Mary’s Natural or Organic Bone-In Breast
Great for smaller crowds or as an extra protein for your holiday dinner.

Diestel Smoked or Roasted Fully Cooked Turkeys
These California turkeys are fully cooked for an easy heat and eat dinner.

Click here to place your Thanksgiving preorders!

Holiday Hams

All Our Holiday Hams are:
     • Hormone & Antibiotic FREE
     • Fed vegetarian feed
     • Pasture Raised

Niman Ranch has a network of over 750 independent traditional family farmers and 100% of their pork is  Certified Humane®. Niman Ranch smoked hams are brined in a salt and maple sugar solution, then slow smoked over applewood. Although these hams are fully cooked, they need a good while to heat. For larger hams we recommend an hour or more in the oven to heat it through. Before reheating is a great time to add a glaze to your ham.

Niman Ranch Spiral Cut Bone-In Half Ham

A traditional holiday ham. It’s about 8-10 lbs, and can feed 10 to 14 people. It comes with a packet of glazing seasoning, but you can use your own or none.

Niman Ranch Jambon Royal Ham

Prepared in a European style, this 4-5 lb ham is cut in a different shape and packed with smokier and saltier flavor.

Applewood Smoked Petite Ham
Smaller ham for a more intimate gathering of 2-3 people. Also great for recipes that call for ham.

Click here to place your Thanksgiving preorders!

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