News from The Veggie Bin
Fall is here which also means that school is IN! The Veggie Bin is committed to our local community including our kids! This fall, we will be hosting groups of preschool and elementary school students to talk to them about what we do at The Veggie Bin. Teaching kids about where their food comes from and introducing them to new and exciting local veggies will help inspire healthy habits for eating, living and thinking! Choosing and eating locally grown fresh produce is a great way to teach our kids about nutrition, farming practices, sustainability, even science! Contact us for availability if you are interested in a Veggie Bin presentation at your school, or to schedule a field trip.
St. Matthews Fall Festival
The Veggie Bin was proud to be part of this year’s St. Matthews Fall Festival!
This Week’s Bin:
Local Bin, October 16, 2012
A: Mustard Greens | B: Salad Mix | C: Pumpkin | D: Sweet Corn | E: Fairytale Eggplant | F: Green Peppers | G: Persimmons | H: Cucumbers
Organic Bin, October 16, 2012
A: Green Peppers | B: Delicata Squash | C: Golden Beets w Greens | D: Fairytale Eggplant | E: Sugar Snap Peas | F: Kiwi | G: Red Bartlett Pears | H: Cucumbers
Fruit Bin, October 16, 2012
Green Grapes | Canteloupe | Pluots | Gala Apples
Items are color coded:
Local Organic | Organic | Local Conventional
This Week’s Veggie Unearthed: Mustard Greens
Mustard greens have a more peppery flavor than their cousin collards which are closer to the cabbage family. Mustard greens are versatile and flavorful and very low in Saturated Fat. They are known to be a good source of Protein and is rich in essential vitamins like E, C and A. Your greens have been chopped for convenience. Use mustard greens to add nutrition to a meal or sautee with garlic and enjoy on its own.
- Mustard Green Gratin
- Gruyere and Greens Quesadillas
- Braised Mustard Greens
- Vegan Glazed Chickpea & Greens
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. $6.00 a bag (sandwich size bag) — email firstname.lastname@example.org to add to your order.