Weekly Newsletter 01-22-13

Collard greens, carrots, spinach, cilantro, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, Roma & yellow tomatoes, cucumbers

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

  • Strawberries
  • Mango
  • Bananas
  • Bosc Pears

100% Organic Bin

  • Collard Greens
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Cilantro
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Braeburn Apples
  • Purple Fiesta Fingerling Potatoes
  • Broccoli

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

Be In the Know!

Our customers are always amazing us with the clever ways they utilize their produce and interact with us. We’re pleased to hear so often that you like what you’re getting and love how you feel now that you’re eating truly fresh local produce! We want to be 100% certain you have the best experience possible with The Veggie Bin, so we’d like to remind you of a few of our terms of service to be SURE you’re always satisfied.

  1. Business/Office Delivery/Pick Up Locations
    Bins delivered to commercial locations must be picked up during the set times designated on our website. Unfortunately, due to health and safety rules our gracious hosts cannot keep bins overnight so they will be discarded or donated without refund if not picked up.
  2. Suspending Deliveries? Not a Problem!
    If you need to pause your service temporarily, please contact info@theveggiebin.comby noon on Monday prior to your delivery to avoid being charged. Your next month’s invoice will be credited. Cancellations after noon on Monday are not refunded.
  3. We Re-Use & Recycle Our Bins
    We’re dedicated to keeping it green! Please leave the previous week’s boxes out on your delivery day so we can reuse them the following week. Office or business deliveries should leave empty boxes at delivery location. There is a $5.00 fee for boxes not returned.
  4. Last BUT Never Least… Satisfaction Guaranteed
    We stand behind our products! If you receive an item that is not unacceptable, please call or email within 12 hours of delivery to let us know. We will replace the item on the following delivery with the same or similar produce item depending on availability. Please remember that we are doing our best to provide you organic and pesticide-free produce. Your produce will arrive unwashed and (RARELY!) you may find an insect. If you are concerned about pests or wilting after delivery, we invite you to set out a cooler at your delivery spot.

We hope you’ll take a little refresher look at our terms of service. It should answer any further questions you might have. We won’t hide our terms of service behind tiny print – we want our customers to be informed and satisfied! Transparency is important to us and helps us serve you better!

Happy Cooking!

~Amie and The Veggie Bin Team

Spinach Unearthed!

You knew spinach was great for your body as soon as you watched your first Popeye cartoon! Bursting with niacin, zinc, fiber, protein, vitamins A, C, E, K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium and many other nutrients, this powerhouse has it all! One of the trickier aspects of spinach is how very well it goes with creamy ingredients. While no list of spinach recipes would be complete without some gooey, cheesy goodness, be careful about cancelling out the good nutrition with ingredients high in fat and calories. (Unless you’re into that sort of thing – we’ll eat the leftovers!)

As with most greens, you’ll want to keep your spinach dry and cold for best results. We do suggest that you eat it as soon as possible, but if you wrap it loosely in a plastic bag (unwashed, please!) it can last for several days before wilting. Once you’re ready to prepare your spinach, thorough washing is crucial. Immerse it fully in water, swish vigorously, drain, repeat. If you have a salad spinner, now is a good time to bust it out.

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

Spinach 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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