Weekly Newsletter 01-15-13

Strawberries, Romaine lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, Honeybell tangelos

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.

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

Fruit Bin

  • Blueberries
  • Mango
  • Red Anjou Pears
  • Navel Oranges

100% Organic Bin

  • Strawberries
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Kiwi
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Yellow Squash

Black = Locally Sourced Conventionally Produced
Green = Locally Sourced Organics
Blue = Globally Sourced Organics

Baby, It’s Hot Outside!

North Florida is breaking high temperature records right and left! Veggie Bin is busting out all over too, with 18 new members in the month of January so far! We’re moving quickly toward our goal of 30 new members this month and we hope you’ll help. As an expression of our gratitude for your generous word of mouth, we’ll credit your account $15 for every member you refer this month – up to FIVE! Simply have your friend or neighbor list you in the “referred by” portion of the order form.

While we may be enjoying sunning ourselves in our lounge chairs, farmers all over the country are having one wild winter. Winter crops planned by our local farmers aren’t getting the chill they need and farmers in other parts of the country are experiencing crop-killing cold. We’ll be back down to freezing next week, so enjoy it while it lasts. We’re bringing you a great seasonal mix this week including springy strawberries, hearty cool cabbage and a tangelo taste of sunshine. Thank you for supporting our local farmers through this unusual season!

~Amie and The Veggie Bin Team

Cabbage Unearthed!

Cabbage encounters are most frequently a slaw experience. Mounded atop barbecue pork, herded into tiny plastic takeout cups and gently perched on picnic plates, if you’re down South, you’re sure to see some slaw! As refreshing and delicious as it is in its creamy, shredded form, cabbage has more to offer! With our recipes this week, we’re hoping you’ll consider putting the heat to this versatile head. With zero fat and a low calorie count, this veggie is among the most beneficial to your winter body. High in vitamins C and K, it also has plenty of fiber to fill you up without weighing you down.

If you’d like to wait for cooler temps to cook up your cabbage, wrap your head in plastic and store it in the crisper drawer. If you dry it off and wrap it tightly, your cabbage could last for weeks – but we hope that it won’t last long after we turn you on to the many ways to turn up the heat on this tasty veggie!

For more information and a preparation demonstration, please watch this helpful video.

Cabbage 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.

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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