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.
- Watermelon Martinis
- Marinated Tomatoes & Mushrooms
- Rice Stuffed Patty Pan Squash
- Grilled Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers
- Summer Black Eyed Pea Salad
- Okra & Tomatoes
- Silver Queen Corn & Vidalia Onion Risotto
Please feel free to share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!
Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot!
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: Okra
(Photo: Alvarez Farms)
Your okra came to us from Alvarez Farm in Raiford, Florida – less than 50 miles from most of our customers’ homes. This staple of southern cooking is a member of the Mallow family, which includes hibiscus and cotton. A half-cup of cooked okra has only 25 calories and provides fiber, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, potassium and folic acid.
Store your okra in the refrigerator wrapped in a paper towel in a perforated plastic bag or in a paper bag. It’ll last for 2-3 days this way or the whole pod can be frozen after a 2 minute blanching. After cooking, okra will last 3-4 days in a tightly lidded plastic container in the fridge.
Before cooking, wash your okra well and slice off the stems. These are very fibrous and don’t have much flavor. Okra is commonly used as a thickening agent in soups and stews, breaded then fried, or pickled.
If you’d like to learn about frying okra, please watch this helpful video.
- Crispy Fried Okra
- Roasted Okra
- Braised Okra
- Pickled Okra
- Authentic New Orleans Gumbo
- Creole Okra
- Grilled Okra
- Okra with Shrimp
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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!