Newsletter: Dec 17, 2014

HappyHolidays

Happy Holidays!

During the holiday season, the FPP team turns our thoughts to all of you who have made our progress possible. We have been blessed with incredible customers and amazing farmers. Thank you so kindly for your support and best wishes to you and your loved ones.

Our Farmers and Front Porch Pickings will be taking the week of Christmas off this year. However, we will be delivering the week of New Years. During the New Year’s week all deliveries will be made on Wednesday. If you have a Thursday deliviery schedule you will receive your box one day early. If you have any questions, please let us know.

We wish you all the happiest of holidays,

-The FPP Team

Special Spring Treat in December!

‘Tis the season for beets, cauliflower, carrots, strawberries, and other winter greens. Over the last two weeks we have enjoyed the first harvest of some of our favorite produce. This week we have a special spring treat! We will be enjoying potato fingerlings from Blue Sky Farm in Hastings, FL. Due to the growing concern to keep hard working families gainfully employed throughout the year, the owners at Blue Sky have created a “garden” filled with a variety of seasonal crops. Farming potatoes in the fall can be tricky due to the weather and has higher potential for crop failure. But taking this chance helps keep folks employed and connects the farm with the local residents year-round.  Now that’s what we call sustainable!

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Owner Danny Johns inspecting frost damage  early in the morning on Nov 26th.

OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini): (Fingerling Potatoes, Beets, Mustard Greens, Green Onions, Organic Salad Mix, Navel Oranges) Broccoli, Strawberries

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Green Beans, Salad Mix, Green Kale, Yellow Onion, Sweet Potatoes, Pink Lady Apples), Grape Tomatoes, Ataulfo Mango)

Grab & Go: Organic Green Beans, Organic Pink Lady Apple, Organic Grape Tomato, Organic Ataulfo Mango, Strawberries, Navel Oranges, Organic Baby Carrots, Organic Romaine

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Pink Lady Apples, Organic Ataulfo Mango, Strawberries, Navel Oranges) Bananas, Starfruit, Anjou Pears

Recipes Ideas -

Making Substitutions

Have no fear! If you do not like one of our pre-selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin, you have the choice to remove it! Log in your account at fpp.deliverybizpro.com and hit the “customize now” link. Simply hit the add button to any of the products you wish to add to your cart. You may change the quantity by changing the number in the text field next to the item and using the ‘x’ icon, you can remove any item in the shopping cart. Hit “Save Changes” for your confirmation. Any problems, just email us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Please Return Your Boxes!

Returning your boxes 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. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup

Newsletter: Dec 10, 2014

The Holidays are Around the Corner!

Front Porch Pickings and our Farmers will be taking the week of Christmas off this year. There will be no deliveries from Dec 21-27. If your delivery date falls on this week, we welcome you to add a order to the week before or week after by logging on to your online account. However, we will be delivering the week of New Years. During the New Year’s week all deliveries will be made on Wednesday. If you have a Thursday delivery schedule you will receive your box one day early. Please feel free to conatact us if you have any questions.

If you’re traveling this holiday season, suspending your FPP deliveries is easy. Simply login to online account by the Sunday at 10pm before you need to suspend. To suspend, click on the “Skip Deliveries” link in the menu, choose the dates, and save. You will receive an email confirmation within minutes. We can only credit you if you let us know by that time, otherwise we’ll have already ordered your produce! Temporary suspension of deliveries is available year-round, so when you’re on the move, let us know!

Happy Cooking,

The FPP Team

Veggie Unearthed: Tatsoi Spinach

Your Tatsoi spinach came to us from Spring Song Organic Farm, less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes. It’s also known by other names, most commonly Asian spinach. This leafy green veggie is a close relative of turnips and bok choy. It has a mild mustard flavor, so it is sometimes referred to as “spinach mustard.” Tatsoi can be used raw or cooked and easily added to any salad or soup where you’d normally incorporate other types of spinach.

Tatsoi

Storage & Prep:

Tatsoi spinach, like most greens, should be eaten as soon as possible. We suggest you refrigerate it unwashed in a glass container or a salad spinner and use it within a few days of your delivery. A little moisture will keep your spinach hydrated and staying fresh longer. Be certain to wash your spinach completely before eating it!

If you’re not going to use your Tatsoi spinach right away, you can freeze it with minimal effort. Just wash it thoroughly then trim leaves off any tough stalks.  Blanch for 1 minute in boiling water then chill in ice water for 1 minute.  Drain and pack in freezer bags, remove air from bags, seal and label.  Freeze for up to 6 months.

Check out these recipes:

Need Veggie Tech Support? Visit us on Facebook to share recipes and tips with other FPP customers and ask any questions you might have about the contents of your box.

Gift Local This Holiday and Receive a 15% Discount!

Show your friends, family and business contacts some love with gifts from Front Porch Picking. Of course, you can give the gift of home delivery all year long with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly shares with FPP Gift Certificates, but we’re also excited to offer gift bags and baskets. From now until December 7th, you will receive a 15% discount on all of our gift baskets and bags. No store, no lines, no shopping, no problem – just explore our offerings, choose your local, sustainable gifts and we’ll deliver them to your door. All you have to do is collect the gratitude!

Coffee & Mugs: Together, Sweetwater’s Holiday blend and two ceramic mugs create the perfect warmth for the holiday season. Design of mugs and bags will vary. Holiday or fall designs available. Priced at $28.00 $23.80

coffee

Grits & Meal: For the true Southerner, this gift is pure delight. Grown and ground by Teagan Farms, this local artisan package is made from a 100 year old heirloom corn seed. It includes 1 jar of grits and 1 jar of meal. Holiday jars or plain Ball jars available. Price at $28.00 $23.80

meal

Fall Delectables: A perfect gift giving basket for Thanksgiving includes a Jones Family Apple Butter, Waldoch Honey, a cheese plate, and kitchen towel. Priced at $32.50 $27.20

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Pie in a Basket: Love Jones Family Jams? Then you will love this basket! It has everything you need to make the perfect homemade pecan pie. All you need to do is add the butter and water to make the crust. Basket includes 1 Pecan filling, 1 dry ingredient for crust, 1 pie plate, 1 oven mitt, 1 spatula and a kitchen towel. Choose a fall or holiday designs. $38.00  $32.30

Fallpie

Jammin’ Good Time: Includes 4 scrumptious Jones Family Jams for every discriminating palate. Apple Bourbon, Orange Marmalade, Triple Berry, Strawberry-Rhubarb. Priced at $34.00 $28.90

JamBasket

Coffee connoisseur: A handmade wood coffee grinder, crafted by a local Jacksonville artisan, combined with 2 season blends and coffee mugs are sure to bring a smile to any coffee enthusiast! Priced at $98.00 $83.30

OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini): (Organic Tatsoi Spinach, Organic Baby Bok Choy, Carrots w/ Tops, Strawberries, Organic Red Leaf Lettuce, Ruby Red Grapefruit), Tomatoes, Orange Kabocha

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Red Leaf Lettuce,Haas Avocado, Green Onion, Baby Bok Choy, Navel Oranges, Red Potato) Rutabag Root, Pink Lady Apples

Grab & Go: Organic Red Leaf, Strawberries, Bananas, Carrots with Tops, Tomatoes, Organic Avocado, Ruby Red Grapefruit,  Organic Pink Lady Apples

Fruit (Add-on): (Strawberries, Organic Pink Lady Apples, Organic Navel Oranges, Organic Mango), Organic Bananas, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Organic Anjou Pears

Recipes Ideas -

Making Substitutions

Have no fear! If you do not like one of our pre-selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin, you have the choice to remove it! Log in your account at fpp.deliverybizpro.com and hit the “customize now” link. Simply hit the add button to any of the products you wish to add to your cart. You may change the quantity by changing the number in the text field next to the item and using the ‘x’ icon, you can remove any item in the shopping cart. Hit “Save Changes” for your confirmation. Any problems, just email us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Please Return Your Boxes!

Returning your boxes 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. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup

Newsletter: Dec 3, 2014

Brrrr!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. We were all blessed with a wonderful and warm holiday with our friends and family. However, the farmers experienced a freeze last night and its often a waiting game to see what the damage is like on the farm and what will be available for harvesting. Fortunately, our farmers did not experience too much damage but we will know more over the next few days. We will let you know on Monday if we need to make any substitutions to our local boxes.

Important Holiday Schedule Changes!

Front Porch Pickings and our Farmers will be taking the week of Christmas off this year. However, we will be delivering the week of New Years. During the New Year’s week all deliveries will be made on Wednesday. If you have a Thursday deliviery schedule you will receive your box one day early. If you have any questions, please let us know.

We understand that many of our customers are traveling to visit family during the season. It’s quick and easy to set your bin on vacation hold well in advance. Just log into your online account and click on the “Skip Deliveries” link in the menu, choose the dates, and save. You will receive an email confirmation within minutes.

Happy Cooking

- The FPP Team

Gift Local This Holiday and Receive a 15% Discount!

Show your friends, family and business contacts some love with gifts from Front Porch Picking. Of course, you can give the gift of home delivery all year long with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly shares with FPP Gift Certificates, but we’re also excited to offer gift bags and baskets. From now until December 7th, you will receive a 15% discount on all of our gift baskets and bags. No store, no lines, no shopping, no problem – just explore our offerings, choose your local, sustainable gifts and we’ll deliver them to your door. All you have to do is collect the gratitude!

Coffee & Mugs: Together, Sweetwater’s Holiday blend and two ceramic mugs create the perfect warmth for the holiday season. Design of mugs and bags will vary. Holiday or fall designs available. Priced at $28.00 $23.80

coffee

Grits & Meal: For the true Southerner, this gift is pure delight. Grown and ground by Teagan Farms, this local artisan package is made from a 100 year old heirloom corn seed. It includes 1 jar of grits and 1 jar of meal. Holiday jars or plain Ball jars available. Price at $28.00 $23.80

meal

Fall Delectables: A perfect gift giving basket for Thanksgiving includes a Jones Family Apple Butter, Waldoch Honey, a cheese plate, and kitchen towel. Priced at $32.50 $27.20

fallbasket

Pie in a Basket: Love Jones Family Jams? Then you will love this basket! It has everything you need to make the perfect homemade pecan pie. All you need to do is add the butter and water to make the crust. Basket includes 1 Pecan filling, 1 dry ingredient for crust, 1 pie plate, 1 oven mitt, 1 spatula and a kitchen towel. Choose a fall or holiday designs. $38.00  $32.30

Fallpie

Jammin’ Good Time: Includes 4 scrumptious Jones Family Jams for every discriminating palate. Apple Bourbon, Orange Marmalade, Triple Berry, Strawberry-Rhubarb. Priced at $34.00 $28.90

JamBasket

Coffee connoisseur: A handmade wood coffee grinder, crafted by a local Jacksonville artisan, combined with 2 season blends and coffee mugs are sure to bring a smile to any coffee enthusiast! Priced at $98.00 $83.30

OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini): (Organic Napa Cabbage, Cauliflower, Green Onion, Strawberries, Organic Red Leaf Lettuce) Patty Pan Squash, Red Russian Kale, Red Navel

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Organic Red Leaf Lettuce, Organic Slicing Tomatoes, Organic Green Peppers, Organic Napa Cabbage, Organic Arkansas Black Apples, Organic Russet Potatoes) Carrots with Tops, Pineapple

Grab & Go: Organic Red Leaf Lettuce, Organic Arkansas Black Apples, Organic Carrots with Tops, Organic Mini Watermelon, Organic Bananas, Organic Grape Tomatoes, Local Cauliflower,  Local Red Navels

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Arkansas Black Apples, Organic Mini Watermelon, Local Red Navel, S. Florida Strawberries) Organic Bananas, Organic Kiwi, Organic Bosc Pears

Recipes Ideas -

Making Substitutions

Have no fear! If you do not like one of our pre-selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin, you have the choice to remove it! Log in your account at fpp.deliverybizpro.com and hit the “customize now” link. Simply hit the add button to any of the products you wish to add to your cart. You may change the quantity by changing the number in the text field next to the item and using the ‘x’ icon, you can remove any item in the shopping cart. Hit “Save Changes” for your confirmation. Any problems, just email us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Please Return Your Boxes!

Returning your boxes 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. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup

Newsletter: Nov. 26, 2014

The Winter Chill
Wow, What a week it has been outside and just the perfect reminder of how thankful we are for our hard working, dedicated farmers. The lettuce this week comes to us from Hoover Farms in Live Oak, FL where the winter chill go down to 20 degrees. Bradley and his father covered over 3.5 acres of land with frost/freeze cloth to save their lettuce and greens! We want to give a big shout out to those who are providing our Thanksgiving meal this week. We know they work from sun up to sun down.
What does this mean for our customers? The summer items, like Brown’s Farm peas and summer squash that was still lingering are now done and the winter items like cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli are just around the corner. The freezing weather has slowed the crop’s growth but we should see some of these items next week!
10 Free Thanksgiving Boxes for Families in Need  

Our business is committed to local families and our local farms. We appreciate your patronage and are overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers throughout the year. We know that we are all enjoying this time of year and we’d like to do what we can to help those less fortunate in our community. This year, FPP is delighted to continue with The Veggie Bin’s annual Thanksgiving Box giveaway where we will gift TEN ABSOLUTELY FREE local boxes to friends and families in need. 

We have already ordered the extra produce for this project. No donation is needed. All you need to do is contact us at fp@frontporchpickings.com to make arrangements. We know folks are proud, so we won’t be calling this charity, it’s simply a gift from a friend! We only have ten local boxes to give away, so please note that we will give these away to the first ten FPP customers who email us.

In addition to our 10 free boxes, we have put together a Mini Thanksgiving Box for $18.00. Give your friends and loved ones the gift of “holiday fixin’s”. Our thanksgiving box is packed in a separate box and ready for you to deliver. The box includes approximately 2lbs sweet potatoes, 1lb pole beans, 1 bunch broccoli, 1 head of lettuce, and a handful of tangerines. Add your own flare by topping it off with jam, grits, or other items from our shop. Just add the items to your order and pack it in before delivering. Sorry no substitutions in this box.

FPP Software in PROGRESS – Please read!

We want to thank everyone for their patience during our software upgrades. As you know we have run into a few more problems than we anticipated. We are currently working on making our shopping cart easier and realize we have a bug that reverts the shopping cart to original quantities when adding or deleting products. This is a work in progress. This week, the programmers at DBP have changed the “x” to check marks. This will change the quantity to zero and then delete the item when you hit submit. HOWEVER, we are still running into the issue of items reverting when you add an item. To make your shopping experience easier today, please change quantities and delete items first, hit submit. THEN add items from the shop and hit submit again. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have a more permanent solution soon!

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes!

November has rushed in and the holiday race is on. During the week of Thanksgiving, please take note that our THURSDAY, NOV 27th DELIVERIES deliveries and pick ups will be  ONE DAY EARLY. All other deliveries will be on our normal schedule. If you have any questions, please contact us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

We understand that many of our customers are traveling to visit family during the next two months. It’s quick and easy to set your bin on vacation hold well in advance. Just log into your online account and click on the “Skip Deliveries” link in the menu, choose the dates, and save. You will receive an email confirmation within minutes.

OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini): (Butterleaf Lettuce, Beets with Tops, Roma Beans, Broccoli Rabe, Tangerines) Watermelon Radish, Eggplant, Sweet Potato

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Butterleaf Lettuce, Red Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Collards, Granny Smith Apples), Yellow Squash, Carrots with Tops, Grape Tomatoes

Grab & Go: Organic Granny Smith Apples, Organic Butterleaf Lettuce, Organic Carrots with Tops, Organic Grape Tomatoes, Organic Black Grapes, Organic Haas Avocado, Organic Star Crimson Pears, Fall Glow Tangerines

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Granny Smith Apples, Organic Black Grapes, Organic Star Crimson Pears, Navel Oranges), Fall Glow Tangerines, Pineapple, Bananas

Recipes Ideas -

Making Substitutions

Have no fear! If you do not like one of our pre-selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin, you have the choice to remove it! Log in your account at fpp.deliverybizpro.com and hit the “customize now” link. Simply hit the add button to any of the products you wish to add to your cart. You may change the quantity by changing the number in the text field next to the item and using the ‘x’ icon, you can remove any item in the shopping cart. Hit “Save Changes” for your confirmation. Any problems, just email us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Please Return Your Boxes!

Returning your boxes 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. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup.

Newsletter: Nov 19, 2014

Have a Very Veggie Holiday Season! 

Show your friends, family and business contacts some love with gifts from Front Porch Picking. Of course, you can give the gift of home delivery all year long with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly shares with FPP Gift Certificates, but we’re also excited to offer gift bags and baskets. No store, no lines, no shopping, no problem – just explore our offerings, choose your local, sustainable gifts and we’ll deliver them to your door. All you have to do is collect the gratitude!

Coffee & Mugs:  Together, Sweetwater’s Holiday blend and two ceramic mugs create the perfect warmth for the holiday season. Design of mugs and bags will vary. Holiday or fall designs available. Priced at 28.00

coffee

Grits & Meal: For the true Southerner, this gift is pure delight. Grown and ground by Teagan Farms, this local artisan package is made from a 100 year old heirloom corn seed. It includes 1 jar of grits and 1 jar of meal. Holiday jars or plain available. Price at 28.00

meal

Fall Delectables: A perfect gift giving basket for Thanksgiving includes a Jones Family Apple Butter, Waldoch Honey, a cheese plate, and kitchen towel. Priced at  $32.50

fallbasket

Pie in a Basket: Love Jones Family Jams? Then you will love this basket! It has everything you need to make the perfect homemade pecan pie. All you need to do is add the butter and water to make the crust. Basket includes 1 Pecan filling, 1 dry ingredient for crust, 1 pie plate, 1 oven mitt, 1 spatula and a kitchen towel. Choose a fall or holiday designs.  $38.00

Fallpie

Other Baskets Coming Soon:

Jammin’ Good Time: Includes 4 scrumptious Jones Family Jams for every discriminating palate. Apple Bourbon, Orange Marmelade, TripleBerry, Strawberry-Rhubarb. Priced at $34

Coffee connoisseur: A handmade wood coffee grinder, crafted by a local Jacksonville artisan, combined with 2 season blends and coffee mugs are sure to bring a smile to any coffee enthusiast! Priced at 98.00 

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes!

November has rushed in and the holiday race is on. During the week of Thanksgiving, please take note that our THURSDAY, NOV 27th DELIVERIES deliveries and pick ups will be  ONE DAY EARLY. All other deliveries will be on our normal schedule. If you have any questions, please contact us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

We understand that many of our customers are traveling to visit family during the next two months. It’s quick and easy to set your bin on vacation hold well in advance. Just log into your online account and click on the “Skip Deliveries” link in the menu, choose the dates, and save. You will receive an email confirmation within minutes.

OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini): (Organic Baby Bok Choy, Black Eyed Peas, Organic Green/Red Leaf Lettuce, Organic Sweet Potatoes, Ruby Red Grapefruit), Broccoli, Green Beans, Spaghetti Squash

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Cranberries, Baby Bok Choy, Grape Tomatoes, Organic Green/Red Leaf Lettuce, Organic Sweet Potatoes) Celery, Pinata Apples, Corn

Grab & Go: Organic Grape, Organic Bananas, Organic Pinata Apples, Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Broccoli, Organic Grape Tomatoes

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Grapes, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Organic Bosc Pears, Organic Pinata Apples), Organic Bananas, Organic Pomegranate, Navel Oranges

Recipes Ideas -

Making Substitutions

Have no fear! If you do not like one of our pre-selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin, you have the choice to remove it! Log in your account at fpp.deliverybizpro.com and hit the “customize now” link. Simply hit the add button to any of the products you wish to add to your cart. You may change the quantity by changing the number in the text field next to the item and using the ‘x’ icon, you can remove any item in the shopping cart. Hit “Save Changes” for your confirmation. Any problems, just email us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Please Return Your Boxes!

Returning your boxes 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. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup

Newsletter: Nov 12, 2014

We are NUTS about Brown’s Farm Pecans!

No matter how you say it, “Puh-cahn” or “Pee-can,” your body will say, “thank you” for including them in your diet. Ranked highest among nuts for antioxidants and naturally low in saturated fat, our organic pecans are good for you! With holidays just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on some of our season favorites! You can choose quart size bag (~1 lb) for $12.00 and a half order for $6.00.

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes!

November has rushed in and the holiday race is on. During the week of Thanksgiving, please take note that our THURSDAY, NOV 27th DELIVERIES deliveries and pick ups will be  ONE DAY EARLY. All other deliveries will be on our normal schedule. If you have any questions, please contact us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

We understand that many of our customers are traveling to visit family during the next two months. It’s quick and easy to set your bin on vacation hold well in advance. Just log into your online account and click on the “Skip Deliveries” link in the menu, choose the dates, and save. You will receive an email confirmation within minutes.

FPP Unearthed: Lettuce

We are so excited that the first of this season’s lettuce is finally here! Your lettuce came to us from Hoover Organic Farm  in Live Oaks, FL – less than 150 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

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Did you know greens such as lettuce, chard, and beet greens need to stay hydrated to keep crisp? Knowing how to store your lettuce is very important, as the shelf life can be much longer than store bought greens if stored properly. Adding a bit of water to dampen greens and storing them in glass or plastic container will keep your lettuce looking fresher, longer.

A salad spinner is always a worthwhile investment when participating in a CSA of any kind. We have kept lettuce for up to 2 weeks by using a salad spinner. It has double duty in our kitchen — washing greens and storing greens! We know its not usually recommended, but we dampen our lettuce the day of delivery to give it a little “pick me up” and then place the entire head in the spinner. Spin gently and store the entire spinner in the refrigerator. Closing the lid with a small amount of water on the bottom, not touching the greens, is enough to keep the leaves crisp and well hydrated. Do not tear lettuce leaves until you are ready to serve. Easy peezy and saves you from throwing out limp lettuce!

Get crafty in the kitchen this week — think outside the salad box with these lettuce creations:

OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini): (Asian Tatsoi Spinach, Broccoli, Yellow Squash, Navel Oranges, Butter Lettuce, French Breakfast Radish), Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Lemons

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Delicata Squash, Tatsoi Spinach, Cucumbers, Romaine Lettuce, French Breakfast Radish, Pomegranates) Eggplant, Yellow Onion, Fuji Apples

Grab & Go: Pineapple, Banana, Cucumbers, Romaine Lettuce, French Breakfast Radish, Roma Tomatoes, Fuji Apples, Navel Oranges

Fruit (Add-on): (Pineapple, Banana, Fuji Apples, Navels), Kiwi, Pomegranate, Bosc Pear

Recipes Ideas -

Making Substitutions

Have no fear! If you do not like one of our pre-selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin, you have the choice to remove it! Log in your account at fpp.deliverybizpro.com and hit the “customize now” link. Simply hit the add button to any of the products you wish to add to your cart. You may change the quantity by changing the number in the text field next to the item and using the ‘x’ icon, you can remove any item in the shopping cart. Hit “Save Changes” for your confirmation. Any problems, just email us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Please Return Your Boxes!

Returning your boxes 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. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup

Newsletter: Nov 5, 2014

Nothing Says November like Calabaza Pumpkins!

Your Calabaza Pumpkin came to us from Brown’s Farm  in Orange Heights, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Calabaza Picture Taken by Brown’s Farm

Calabaza, also known as a West Indian Pumpkin, might be low in calories and fat but is packed with beneficial nutrients. A one cup serving has over 17% of your RDA of Vitamin C and nearly 200% of Vitamin A! Store whole squash in a cool, dark place up to six weeks. Keeping the skin dry is important as moisture will begin to rot your squash. If you’re not going to use your whole squash at once, place cut pieces in a plastic container into the refrigerator and use within one week.

This pumpkin is super tasty! The sweet, succulent flesh has a flavor much like the butternut or acorn squash. In fact, most winter squash or pumpkin recipes can substituted out for Calabaza. The seeds can be toasted and eaten as a snack or a salad topping. While you can eat the skins of many squashes, the “winter squashes” and pumpkin skins are not normally considered edible. You’ll need to remove the seeds and stringy fibers from the middle of the pumpkin before cooking it. This can be tricky. I find it helpful to put an old, clean dishtowel that I don’t mind poking holes in bunched up on the cutting board to keep the squash from rolling and sliding. Carefully stab it through the middle until you hit the board, then tip it up and cut through that side. Repeat on the other side.

Calabaza can be eaten many different ways! Check out these recipes to get your creative side running:

OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini): (Organic Lacinato Kale, Calabaza Pumpkin, Patty Pan Squash, Fall Glow Tangerines, Corn), Cabbage, Eggplant, Mini Cukes

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Lacinato Kale, Grape Tomatoes, Arugula, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Ambrosia Apples, Green Beans, Cauliflower, Bartlett Pear

Grab & Go: Grape Tomatoes, Mini Cukes, Baby Carrots, Baby Spinach, Bartlett Pears, Pomegranates, Fall Glow Tangerines

Small Fruit: Ambrosia Apples, Fall Glow Tangerines, Pineapple, Bananas

Large Fruit: Ambrosia Apples, Fall Glow Tangerines, Pineapple, Bananas, Bartlett Pear, Pomegranates, Kiwi

Recipes Ideas -

Making Substitutions

Have no fear! If you do not like one of our pre-selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin, you have the choice to remove it! Log in your account at fpp.deliverybizpro.com and hit the “customize now” button and zero out the items you wish to leave out.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Returning your boxes 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. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup