News from the Veggie Bin: December 15, 2011

What’s in the bin this week?

Top row left to right: green leaf lettuce, tangerines, cilantro, tomatoes

Bottom row left to right: broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, sweet potatoes, rainbow carrots

green text indicates organic produce

This week’s Veggie Unearthed: Early Cauliflower from KYV Farm

This baseball-sized cauliflower is a sneak preview of the full-sized heads coming in a few weeks. It’s just a taste, so consider steaming it along with your broccoli for a full-sized side dish.

Your cauliflower can be stored for 4-5 days in the crisper section of your fridge, stem side up. As with any other produce, the quicker you eat it, the better it will be and the less you do to it, the more cauliflower flavor will come through. Carrots and broccoli are coming along for the ride this week, so consider steamed or souped up recipes that can include all of the above.

Have a Very Veggie Holiday

Show your friends, family and business contacts some love with gifts from the Veggie Bin. Of course, you can give the gift of home delivery all year long with both weekly and bi-weekly shares, but we’re also excited to offer gift bags and certificates this year.

Our coffee, tea and honey collection is just $26. Two organic soaps with a body butter is $15. Both are created by a local artisan and can be paired with a $25 Veggie Bin gift certificate to introduce your gift recipient to the joy of real food on their doorstep. Just contact us at info@theveggiebin.com to order your gifts delivered at your convenience with your regular bin.

Consider including our add-on items to your regular order to use as gifts! 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! Our next delivery date (December 22nd) will be your last chance to get add-ons and gift certificates before Christmas.

Veggie Bin Partner: Master Herbalist Donna McGee

The Veggie Bin knows that conscious consumption doesn’t end with produce. Along with carefully selected local coffees, baked goods and honey, we also offer products produced by Master Herbalist Donna McGee of Green Lotus Organics. Donna offers soaps, lotions and laundry detergents through our add-on program.

Green Lotus Organics was started in Mema’s kitchen with a vegan soap recipe. Soon family and friends began asking to buy our soap & lotions for themselves and their children. A decade later Green Lotus Organics continues in Jacksonville, FL with Mema’s granddaughter, Donna McGee. Donna hand makes all products from start to finish using organic and natural ingredients in hopes of helping others feel better while helping preserve the planet.

Visit the Green Lotus add-on page to learn more about the full line of products and be sure to like Green Lotus on Facebook to keep up with news.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Please remember that you can re-use your Veggie Bin boxes. Just leave your empty boxes at your door or hand them off to our delivery folks to make yet another contribution to keeping your footprint small.

Happy Cooking!
~Amie

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