Weekly Newsletter 02-26-13

Strawberries, carrots, Napa cabbage, collards, tomatoes on the vine, tangerines, broccoli, green beans

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.

Recipe Note: Some recipes may call for more or less produce than you receive. We feature recipes which can be doubled or halved if necessary. Enjoy!

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

Fruit Bin

  • Blueberries
  • Red Plums
  • Navel Oranges
  • Bananas

100% Organic Bin

Strawberries, Carrots, Napa Cabbage, Grape Tomatoes, Watermelon, Red Chard, Zucchini, Golden Beets

Organic Bin Recipes

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

Watch Us Grow!

We’ve had a surge of new members coming into our Veggie Bin family in the past few weeks! Thanks to all of you who have shared your experience with your friends and neighbors. One of the benefits of growing will be expanded services and items. We’re exploring new options, new add-ons and new ways we can better serve you. This week, we’ll be rolling out a new recipe section for our organic bin customers. These recipes will be meatless throughout the month of March, but not necessarily vegan. (They may include dairy or egg products.) Our “Unearthed” section will remain a nice mixture of options for everyone. For our “No Meat March” customers, we have a special deal this month. If you’d like to check it all out the details are in our “No Meat March” section below. We aim to please customers of every food persuasion!

Happy Cooking!

~Amie and The Veggie Bin Team

Looking Ahead

Some of our customers choose to participate in “No Meat March” – an event encouraging people to try the meatless lifestyle for a full month. We’re here to help! Throughout the month of March, we’re offering a DOUBLE local bin option – everything you’d get in your regular Veggie Bin x2! Simply email us at info@theveggiebin.com with the subject line “No Meat March” and let us know that you’d like a SUPER-SIZED Veggie Bin next month. This double bin will only be an additional $20 – a $5 savings each week! In addition, we’ll be helping our meatless friends with an extra meatless recipe section in our newsletter.

Napa Cabbage Unearthed!

Your Napa cabbage came to us from The Family Garden, less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

One may not consider a cabbage to be “beautiful” – but if there’s one that might take the prize, it’s the Napa cabbage. This elegant oval with creamy white veining packs statistics that are just as pretty as it appears. A cup of Napa cabbage is only 20 calories, but contains 46% of the vitamin C you need in a day! Of course it’s also got calcium, vitamin A, fiber and plenty of other goodness in store. Asian in origin, this veggie is the basis for many Asian dishes such as stir fries and kimchis.

Sometimes turning good food into great food is just a matter of substitution. We humbly suggest that you consider substituting the Napa cabbage for the lettuce in lettuce wrap recipes, salads and other raw applications. The extra flavor and crunch are really great! We’ve given a few cooked cabbage roll recipes below, but Napa works great in any cabbage roll recipe. In fact, the longer leaves can actually make the process easier!

As with all greens, we suggest that you loosely wrap it in a plastic bag and store it unwashed in your fridge until you’re ready to use it. It could last as long as 3-4 days, but for best quality we suggest consuming it as soon as possible. Always be certain to thoroughly wash all produce before consumption, but washing it before storage will significantly reduce the shelf life.

Please watch this helpful video demonstrating how to safely chop a Napa cabbage.

Napa 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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