FPP News: May 6, 2016

Housekeeping!

Here’s a friendly reminder that the spring heat is already here as we are seeing afternoon temperatures get into the mid 80’s. The best way to keep your veggies happy is to keep them cool!  Please be sure to set out a cooler large enough for us to place the entire box inside. The cardboard box helps as insulation and keeping the veggies packed together will keep temperatures lower. Don’t forget, if you order meat, eggs or cheese that you must have a cooler set out for us. Sorry, we can’t leave these items if your cooler is missing.

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Lastly, we’d like to remind you that we reuse our delivery boxes, thermal pouches, and ice packs. Returning these items clean and undamaged means that we can use it again and again. This keeps costs down, minimizes landfill waste, and keeps our carbon footprint smaller. Items that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup!

Thanks for your help,

Amie, Nicole & the FPP Team!

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FPP News: April 27, 2016

Celebrating Earth Day!

We want to thank you for honoring Earth Day with us! By choosing FPP, you’re supporting Mother Earth each time you place an order. As you know, the value of our service goes far beyond fresh fruits, veggies, and artisan goods delivered to your front porch. Here at FPP, we reduce food miles, carbon emissions, and food waste all while supporting the original environmentalist — our local farmers.

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Here are some earthy FPP facts:

  • Last year alone FPP saved approximately 14,000 trips to the grocery store
  • Nearly all our local farms are located within 150 miles of our customers homes (does not include regional suppliers used in Florida’s “off” season).
  • FPP has virtually zero food waste at our facility. Compared to a typical grocery store that averages 5% loss, retail store loss can range quite a bit: from as low as 2% on sweet corn to as high as 60% on items like turnips.
  • Organic farmers can lose approximately 20% of their edible produce because it’s ugly — but not here at FPP where we don’t judge the book by it’s cover.

Happy Earth Day,

Amie, Nicole & the FPP Team!

 

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FPP News:April 20, 2016

Plant-Based Thai Cooking Classes — Saturday April 30th!

Calling all Thai food lovers! Roll up your sleeves as Kim White, of Yogitrition, shares some of her favorite Thai recipes. She’ll be showcasing the herb Thai Basil. Slightly different than sweet basil, Thai Basil tastes a little like anise, with a licorice-likeslightly spicy flavor. If you haven’t been introduced to this herb, you are going to love it! You’ll also be learning how to make your very own delicious summer rolls (technically Vietnamese — but crazy delicious!).

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Love meat? Not a problem. Kim designs her classes for anyone who love delicious, healthy food. Even though the recipes are meat and dairy-free, they are extremely versatile and can be adapted in many ways. There are only 8 spots and we have one week until the add hits the newspaper, so make sure you sign up quickly to reserve your spot!

If you’re not able to make it to this class, you can always schedule a PRIVATE COOKING CLASS right in the comfort of your own home! Invite a few friends and make it a party!

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FPP News: April 13, 2016

Fresh Jax Items are Stocked Up!

If you have been missing out on Fresh Jax items the past couple weeks, you’ll be happy to know we are have stocked up the shelves! If you haven’t yet tried their tasty treats, now is a great time. I can’t say enough about their products. They are as delicious as they are nutritious. Seeds and nuts are perfect toppings for your salad. The peanut butter is packed with seeds that crunch. And, their hot sauces and seasonings are spicing things up at the dinner table.

If you’re like me and love the cashew nut cheese, we will be waiting just a few more weeks. Fresh Jax is on the move and needed to put some of their items on hold. Husband and wife owners, Jason and Hillary, are moving their kitchen to Jacksonville’s Southside area and expanding their business into a cafe with smoothie bar PLUS a yoga studio! We are so excited to see this small business grow and do amazing things. Congratulation, Fresh Jax! You can see the plans on the website.

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FPP News: April 6, 2016

Mexican Fiesta — Veggie Style, April 9th!

If you love Mexican food you’ll want to attend this plant-based Mexican Cooking Class taught by Yogitrition’s Kim White. A fan of Mexican food herself, she will be sharing her all-time favorite recipes in this class. What does she have on the agenda? One, she’ll teach you how to make the most amazing meat-free tacos that will fill you up and have your taste buds asking for more. Two, she’ll teach you the secrets of making delicious enchiladas using her signature cashew queso cheese. Three, you’ll learn how to make a variety of side dishes that would compliment any Mexican dish. All dishes are meat & dairy-free.

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There are only 8 seats available, make sure you sign up quickly to reserve your spot!

If you’re not able to attend Kim’s class on April 9th, you can always schedule a private cooking class in the comfort of your own home. Invite a few friends and make it a party!

 

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FPP News: March 30, 2016


Easter Brings an Abundance of Spring Veggies!

Happy Easter to our FPP Family. The warm weather that has us seeing the Easter Bunny and the rain storms from last weekend has given our winter veggies trouble. But not to worry, spring has sprung and veggies are abundant.

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In addition to loving the spring veggies coming ’round, we are excited to include Jordan Brown of The Family Garden on our farm runs again! We have been working with Jordan since we started in 2011 but hadn’t seen him since last summer when he moved his farm from Bell to Gainesville, FL. After months of hard work, Jordan and his crew sent out their first CSA shares at the beginning of the month and provided us our first bounty of amazing organic veggies last week.

Not only do we love Jordan and his produce, we love what he stands for. As an advocate for local organic food he holds the USDA Organic Certification, but Jordan is also a firm believer of fair treatment and is Food Justice Certified. What does that mean? It means a lot!

  • Fair wages and treatment of workers
  • Safe working conditions
  • Environmental stewardship through organic practices
  • Fair and equitable contracts for farmers and buyers

Congratulations Jordan! We will see you on your tractor soon.

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FPP News: March 24

GastroFest 2016 this Saturday!

March is a great month for festivals. This Saturday we will be at GastroFest 2016, an all-day celebration of the culinary world of Northeast Florida. It includes educational talks, tasting events, a marketplace and more. Please see the Venue Schedule for a full list of happenings and how you can sign up.

If you are in Jacksonville this weekend, be sure to stop by and say hello! We will be set up from 11a, to 7pm in Hemming Park.

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