Weekly Newsletter

News from The Veggie Bin

The cooler weather is a reminder that the holiday season is fast approaching! A few reminders about this season and your Veggie Bin Deliveries:

  • Let us know if you will be out of town or need to suspend your deliveries! When you suspend your order by Monday at 5PM we will fully refund your bin on your next month’s invoice. However, the earlier we know, the better!
  • Thanksgiving week’s bin is scheduled to be delivered one day earlier than your usual delivery day.

We also want to let you know that we’ll be out locally this Saturday for the Northeast Florida VegFest  starting at 10:00am at Riverside Park. See you there!

~Amie and The Veggie Bin Team

Flint Corn Grits — Italy’s Preferred Polenta Corn!

Do you know the difference between corn meal, grits, or polenta? Flint or dent? Corn is classified by the type of starch in its kernels. The corn grits grown and milled by Teagan farms are made from flint corn which is known for a grittier, more granular texture. In Italy, flint has been the choice polenta corn since the 16th century! Polenta is simple to make, low in fat and calories and nutritious! $6.00/bag. Email info@theveggiebin.com to add to your order!


This Week’s Bin:

Local Bin, October 30, 2012: A: String Beans | B: Eggplant | C: Broccolli | D: Bok Choy E: Green Onions | F: Red Leaf Lettuce | G: Zucchini | H: Green Tomatoes

Organic Bin, October 30, 2012: A: String Beans | B: Eggplant |  C: Bok Choy | D: Red Leaf LettuceE: Green Onions | F. Zucchini | G: Mushrooms | H: Russett Ban Fingerling | I: Pears

Fruit Bin, October 30, 2012: Braeburn Apples | Pineapple | Tangerines | Kiwi

Items are color coded: Local Organic | Organic Local Conventional


Recipes for This Week’s Veggie 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:

Green Beans & Onion
Cooking Bok Choy
Fried Green Tomatoes
Green Tomato Salsa
Julia Childs' Ratatouille
Fresh Broccoli Salad
Pear Walnut Salad
Orzo Pilaf
Dilled Fingerlings
Kiwi Tart

This Week’s Veggie Unearthed: Eggplant

The larger, more traditional version of this berry. Yes, berry! The eggplant is actually a fruit, specifically by botanical defenition, a berry! A bit more bitter than the Fairytale Eggplant of Veggie Bins past when cooked it becomes rich and complex, readily absorbing oils and sauces. Eggplant is known to be high in dietary fiber and high in vitamins and minerals, but a unique benefit is an abundance of phytonutrients (due to the dark purple color) which help the body’s immune system stay strong.


Add-On Items: Order by 5pm Monday!


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