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 bin content information and a video, please visit This Week’s Bin on our website.
- Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Butter
- Cantaloupe Salsa
- Stuffed Patty Pan Squash
- Raw Tomato Caper Sauce
- Summer Eggplant Lasagna
- Garlicky Roma Beans with Tomatoes
- Silver Queen Corn How-To 3 Ways
- Sugared Blackberries
Please feel free to share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!
Partly Cloudy with 100% Chance of YUM
We hope all of you made it through the storm with a minimum of complications. This week’s weather has posed challenges to us as well as to our farmers. However, we think you’ll still find your bin is a great representation of the season this week. Blackberries and Silver Queen corn are some of the most anticipated items of the summer season and we’ve got them BOTH for you! We have a chance of rain on Wednesday, but we’ll still be out at the King Street Market from 11-2 if you’d like to pick up some extras to bring some sunshine into your kitchen.
Stay safe and happy cooking!
Veggie Bin Block Party!
Late spring and early summer always bring neighborhood parties, picnics and barbecues. In the spirit of community, from now until the end of June, we’ll be rewarding you for sharing The Veggie Bin with your neighbors! Simply share your Veggie Bin experience with your favorite neighbors then have them list you as their referral when they sign up. Neighbors within a half mile of your home (according to Google Maps) will qualify you for a $10 direct credit to your Veggie Bin account up to a maximum of five. You’ll also be contributing to our sense of community as well as keeping our carbon footprint low as we continue to grow.
This Week’s Veggie Unearthed: Spaghetti Squash
Your spaghetti squash came to us from The Family Garden in Bell, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.
While spaghetti squash is a variety of winter squash, it’s one of the perks of local eating in a multi-talented southern state that we have them this month. The flavor of spaghetti squash doesn’t differ much from other winter squashes, but it does have a “surprise inside” – the flesh behaves like spaghetti noodles after it has been cooked! This is a great way to introduce hesitant children to the flavor of squash.
Spaghetti Squash is high in many nutrients like folic acid, potassium, Vitamin A and beta-carotene. It’s a low-calorie food with only about 42 calories per cup. As a rule, the more orange the squash flesh, the more beta-carotene it contains.
If you store your squash in a cool, dry place out of sunlight, it will last up to three weeks.
If you’d like to learn more about spaghetti squash, please watch this helpful video.
Spaghetti Squash Recipes
- Herbed Spaghetti Squash
- Moroccan Spiced Spaghetti Squash
- Spaghetti Squash & Chard Gratin
- Bacon & Gruyere Cheese Spaghetti Squash Casserole
- Spaghetti Squash with Jalapeno Cream
- Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Parmigiano-Reggiano
- Spaghetti Squash Chicken Puttanesca
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Every Wednesday – King Street Market!
Wednesday 11-2, grab lunch by Corner Taco and visit us along with Green Lotus Organics, I Love My Life Chocolates, Baking Under the Influence and many more!
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!