Weekly Newsletter

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.

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

Want to know which farms we worked with this week?

Eat Where You Plant Your Feet!

We’re excited to announce that The Veggie Bin will host a Community Social Supper at Intuition Ale Works on Tuesday, May 8th – 6:30 p.m.! This Eat Where You Plant Your Feet event will be a chance for local food enthusiasts to get together, build community, meet new friends and trade great local food ideas.

Volunteer table captains will receive a free Veggie Bin before the supper then prepare the local produce into a dinner for 3-5 friends invited to dine at their table. Captains will provide the linens and dishware that best complement their dishes. Each table will receive a six-pack of scrumptious Intuition Ale to wash it all down. It’s absolutely free – no tickets, no donation and no cover – just dynamic local folks and great local food.

We have a limited number of tables available, so if you’d like to be a part of this unique community food event, please email info@theveggiebin.com to reserve your Veggie Bin and table now. Also be sure to join us in the Eat Where You Plant Your Feet community on Facebook to get info on all the great events happening. Happy Cooking!

Important Delivery Information!

Great news, Veggie Bin Fans! We’re growing by leaps and bounds! In fact, so many of the friends and neighbors you’re talking to about The Veggie Bin have signed up that our deliveries can no longer be made in just one day. This means that beginning MAY 1, we will now be delivering Veggie Bins on both Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the day.

If you live in these zip codes: 32204, 32205, 32210 or 32244, your delivery day will now be Wednesday. If you live in any other zip code, your day will remain Thursday. Deliveries to all areas will be made between 2 and 7 p.m and may vary slightly from week to week. ALL pick up locations will remail the same day and time.

Your continued business is helping keep Jacksonville’s local farmers and local food culture vital and strong. Our growth is a sign that Jacksonville is alive with local food awareness. We appreciate you and look forward to continuing to serve you! We couldn’t do it without your awesome word-of-mouth and support. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 904-314-9437 or email info@theveggiebin.com.

This Week’s Veggie Unearthed: Peaches

We’re excited to bring you this season’s first peaches this week! This week’s offering comes to us from Sykes & Cooper, less than 50 miles from most of our customer’s homes.

Peaches need no introduction – they are sweet, juicy and delicious with a host of spectacular culinary applications. Closely related to the almond, they were first cultivated in China. Here at home it’s early in the season, but we’ll be enjoying these lovely fuzzy wonders through July.

Store your peaches unwashed at room temperature for up to three days. This week’s particular peaches are especially ripe. Eat them right away if you see any bruises or blemishes on them. If you choose to refrigerate them, place them in a plastic container or bag, again not touching, and it may extend the life a day or two.

Peach Recipes

Please watch this helpful video on how to pit a peach.

This week’s Veggie Unearthed (Organic Bin Only): Tomatillos

Your tomatillos came to us from KYV Farm, less than 30 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

This week’s Veggie Unearthed is an extremely popular item in Mexico and the American Southwest. Primarily used for salsa and soup applications, the tomatillo is a member of the nightshade family along with its cousin, the tomato. It does resemble a meaty green tomato, but has a tart flavor all its own.

The outer husk protects the little veggie from harm, but is inedible and should be removed before preparation. A thorough wash is necessary because the tomatillo often retains a sticky protective coating. However, peeling is not needed. Your tomatillos will keep for about two weeks in the refrigerator and maybe even longer if you pull off the husks, wash and dry them thoroughly then place them in an air tight container.

Here’s a great video with extensive information about the tomatillo as well as a preparation demonstration.

Tomatillo 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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