Weekly Newsletter 03-05-13

Lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, tomatoes, beets, cauliflower, grapefruit, green peppers

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. “No Meat March” Alternative recipes are noted as (Vegan). Enjoy!

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

Fruit Bin

  • Strawberries
  • Seeded Grapes
  • Pears
  • Fuji Apples

100% Organic Bin

Bananas, blueberries, cauliflower, portobello mushrooms, squash, tomatoes, Swiss Chard, Lettuce

Organic Bin Recipes

Please Note: This month we are featuring vegetarian and vegan recipes for our organic customers to aid those participating in No Meat March.

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

The Newest Member of the Veggie Bin Team!

The Veggie Bin team is thrilled to welcome into the world Ian Gabriel DiPaolo, son of our owner, Amie and her husband Al. Little Ian was so eager to get growing that he came several weeks early. He is healthy and happy and Mama is doing fine. Congratulations, Amie & Al. He is the most beautiful little sprout we’ve seen all season!

Happy Cooking!

~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 extra meatless recipes.

Cauliflower Unearthed!

Like it’s cousin broccoli, cauliflower is made up of clusters of buds that are stopped in their growth before they flower. Nutritionally, cauliflower shares the same benefits as the rest of the cruciferous family – low calorie, full of antioxidants, fiber and vitamins, especially vitamins B and C.

Wrap your cauliflower loosely in a plastic bag and it could last for 3-5 days in your fridge. Be certain not to overcook your cauliflower. The veggie can become mushy and tasteless if overcooked, but it will also lose a large part of its vitamin and mineral content. Light steaming, roasting or sauteing are often best. Of course, cauliflower is certainly safe and yummy when raw! As with all of our produce, hold off on washing it until you’re ready to prepare it, but then be certain to wash it thoroughly. We only bring you real food from the real farm, which means real dirt!

Please watch this helpful, if mysteriously silent, video demonstrating how to safely disassemble your cauliflower for consumption.

Cauliflower 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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