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 bin content information and a video, please visit This Week’s Bin on our website.

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

Local Food for Local Folks!

We’re all geared up for the Jacksonville Cash Mob‘s visit to the King Street Farmers Market today! This is a great organization that visits local vendors and “mobs” them with their business. Today it’s our turn! Join us at the King Street Farmers Market from 11 to 2. We’ll have sweet corn, slicing tomatoes, grape tomatoes, peaches, mangoes, squash, banana peppers and plenty more of your summer favorites!

We’d also like to remind you about our latest local food project. It’s called The Local Food Incubator. When complete, it will be a commercial kitchen facility open to local food artisans seeking to go beyond the current cottage food laws to become fully certified.

We’re eager to “put our money where our mouth is” and truly support the local food movement here in Jacksonville with our time, investment and care. Crowd funding is a hybrid alternative financing solution where individuals “micro-invest” in the types of businesses they would like to see in their city and those businesses add more than just another shop. In return, investors receive perks such as food products and even a full year of Veggie Bin service. We hope you’ll take a look at the proposal and consider contributing! We know times are tough. If you can’t give, please share the link with your friends. Thank you!

Important Scheduling Changes!

REMINDER: If you are an EVERY OTHER WEEK customer, your schedule has changed! ALL delivery schedules have been pushed back one week.

New EOW Schedules:
*If your delivery was to be on July 4/5th – you will receive your delivery on July 11/12th and 25/26th.
*If your delivery was to be on July 11/12 – you will receive your delivery on July 18/19.

This Week’s Veggie Unearthed: Banana Peppers

Also known as the banana chili or yellow wax pepper, these little beauties can bring a lot of flavor to your summer dishes! They aren’t very hot on the Scoville spice scale, scoring only a 100-900. A zero is a bell pepper so it ranks along with peperoncini or pimento. Don’t be scared! Give it a shot and see how you like it.

You can adjust the spice in your dish by seeding and ribbing the peppers. A great deal of the heat in any pepper is contained in these parts, so removing them will lower the heat. To store, transfer your peppers into a paper bag then place them in your crisper drawer. They should last 4-7 days.

Adding peppers is a great dietary choice. They add a great deal of flavor with minimal calories and zero fat.They are also a good source of fiber, vitamins A  and C, as well as potassium.

If you’d like to see a demonstration on how to prepare your banana peppers, please watch this helpful video.

Banana Pepper 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.

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, Karma Acres 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!

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