Weekly Newsletter

This Week’s Bin

SHOWN ABOVE: Local Bin, October 3, 2012
A: Collard Greens | B: Chinese Long Beans | C: Whiteacre Peas | D: Persimmons | E: Yellow Squash | F: Cucumbers | G: Okra


SHOWN ABOVE: Organic Bin, October 3, 2012
A: 
Carrots | B: Bananas | C: Sweet Potatoes | D: Brocolli | E: Pluots | F: Collard Greens | G: Plum Tomatoes


SHOWN ABOVE: Fruit Bin, October 3, 2012
Pears | Red Plums | Kiwi | Black Grapes

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This Week’s Veggie Unearthed: Chinese Long Beans
Trinomial nameVigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis

A bean that might have been teased in middle school for its name and length, but is tough enough to mingle with serious spices. The Chinese Longbean is stir fried in West India with potatoes.  However, we (at the bin) cook them as we do our green beans — perfectly delicious sauteed with a little garlic and olive oil or steamed!

As a climbing vine, this sometimes 1.5ft long bean is different from the common bean. They have a flavor almost like asparaus!  They are known to be high in essentials like protein, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, phosphorus, and potassium.

Policecar shown is not actual size.

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Add-On Items: Order by 5pm Monday!

We have a special treat! Corn grits and corn meal grown and ground by Teagan Farms of Callahan. This corn is an heirloom seed called Flint and has been traced back in their family for 100 years. We only have a few of each this week, but don’t worry, you can also pre-order for next week! $6.00 a bag (sandwich size bag) — email info@theveggiebin.com to add to your order. |

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