Recipes for This Week’s Bin
We want you to get the most out of your Veggie Bin. Utilize every tasty bite with some of these recipes which feature every item you’ll get this week. For complete details of the bin, please visit This Week’s Bin on our website.
- Healthy Collard Green Soup
- Grilled Beets
- White Acre Peas
- Cantaloupe Sorbet
- Oven Roasted Brussels Sprout Soup with White Beans
- Warm Green Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad
- Blueberry Caramel Sauce
Check Out Our Ride!
The Veggie Bin is on the move! Since acquiring the Veggie Van, we’ve been showing up everywhere around town! Just last week we hit numerous Eat Where You Plant Your Feet Week events and had a ball at the very first King Street Market. Now we’ll be doing it in STYLE! Alex over at Alexander & Black Design Studio hooked us up with a van version of our lovely Veggie Bin logo so you’ll be able to give us a wave when you see us roll by. Alex also crafts his delectable juices for The Raw Juice Company, which you can now enjoy as an add on to your Veggie Bin. He’ll be joining us at the brand new King Street Market along with Corner Taco, Green Lotus Organics and many more great local businesses. Swing by on Wednesdays from 11-2 in the lot on King Street between the antique store and Walkers. It’s a great opportunity to purchase a few extras of your favorite bin items and discover other local products. See you there!
This Week’s Veggie Unearthed: Heirloom Tomatoes
Like your favorite pug-nosed puppy, sometimes the best things come in imperfect packages. This week’s Veggie Unearthed is all about flavor over beauty. Heirloom tomatoes are not your average plasticky red tomato. Most conventional tomatoes have been bred, and in some corporate cases, engineered, to show up on store shelves looking exactly as the focus group tells TomatoCorp they like them – unreal red, hard as a rock and utterly without flavor. Friends, this veggie we’ve unearthed is not that tomato. Heirloom tomatoes are cultivated to appear and taste as they would have in your grandmother’s garden. The uneven color, craggy surface and funny shapes mean only one thing – serious tomatoes.
Each bin this week will have one red and one yellow tomato. If your tomatoes are still green, place them on a windowsill until they ripen a bit. If they are completely ripe, be sure to eat them quickly. We do not recommend ever placing tomatoes of any variety in a refrigerator, as it tends to dull the flavors and make them less juicy. The less you do to an heirloom, the better you can enjoy it. Our recipes this week reflect that idea. Enjoy!
If you’d like to learn more about heirloom tomato varieties, please watch this video.
Heirloom Tomato Recipes
- Heirloom Tomato Panzanella
- Parmesan Tuiles with Heirloom Tomato Salad
- Black Bean & Heirloom Tomato Quinoa with Lemon Dressing
- Heirloom Tomato & Herb Pappardelle
- Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad
- Charred Corn & Heirloom Tomato Steak Fajitas
- Broiled Asiago Heirloom Tomatoes
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Every Wednesday – King Street Market!
Wednesday 11-2, grab lunch by Corner Taco and visit us along with Raw Juice Co., Green Lotus Organics, I Love My Life Chocolates, Baking Under the Influence and many more!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Returning your bin clean and undamaged means that we can use it again and again. This keeps costs down, minimizes landfill waste and keeps your carbon footprint smaller. Bins that aren’t returned will incur a replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup!