Weekly Newsletter 12-18-12

Turnips w/tops, red lettuce, baby sweet potatoes, tomatoes on the vine, strawberries, red kale, cucumbers, lemon

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.

Please feel free to share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!

Fruit Bin

  • Cantaloupe OR pineapple
  • Winesap Apples
  • Satusumas
  • Anjou Pears

100% Organic Bin

  • Turnips with tops
  • Red Lettuce
  • Baby Sweet Potatoes
  • Lemon
  • Satsumas
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Yum Yum Peppers

Black = Locally Sourced Conventionally Produced
Green = Locally Sourced Organics
Blue = Globally Sourced Organics

Happy Holidays!

Today we shall be visited by three ghosts, Veggie Binners! Mark well their holiday tidings!

The Ghost of Veggies Past has come to remind us that our bins are not a sustainable resource unless we recycle them. We know all too well the joy of making a pretend snow fort out of Veggie Bins. However, the elves are running low on bins and if you don’t return them, we’ll be forced to rattle heavy chains. (Or buy bins more frequently which will force us to raise prices. BOO!)

The Ghost of Veggies Present wishes to remind you that our holiday schedule is posted for all to see. There will be no Veggie Bin delivery the week of Christmas and all delivery schedules will be pushed back by one week. Please click the link for a full explanation. Nothing is scarier than a sad, orphaned Veggie Bin rotting away for a week while you’re on vacation. (Insert moaning sound here.)

The Ghost of Veggies Future is super-pleased to present STRAWBERRIES IN DECEMBER! Our local farmers are just a few weeks away from berry production, but these little beauties are Florida strawberries that we just couldn’t pass up. It’s a little taste of that lovely time of year when we get an abundance of berries and that’s not scary at all!

We wish you all the happiest of holidays.

Happy cooking!

~Amie and The Veggie Bin Team

Turnips Unearthed!

This week’s turnips will be especially sweet and mild. The smaller size makes for a more tender root and greater flexibility in what dishes you can make with them. If you have a picky eater, these will be a great introduction to the flavor of turnips. ‘Tis the season for the sniffles, so this veggie packs a serious dose of vitamin C. It is also low in calories, high in calcium and your turnips retain their tops, which hold a host of green-veggie goodness.

Steaming your turnip greens will help them retain their amazing nutritional properties. Just one cup of the greens contains 661% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin K and 219% of your vitamin A.

Once you receive your turnips, cut the greens from the roots, then place both in separate loosely wrapped plastic bags in your crisper drawer. The greens can keep for up to four days, but as with most greens, we suggest you serve them as soon as possible for the highest quality. Turnip roots can keep for longer, but the flavor may turn more bitter over time.

For more information, please watch this helpful video on preparing turnips with tops.

Turnip Recipes

Need Veggie Tech Support? Visit us on Facebook to share recipes and tips with other Veggie Bin customers and ask any questions you might have about the contents of your bin. You can also email us at info@theveggiebin.com.

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!

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