Carrots, red leaf lettuce, potatoes, collard greens, beets, green beans, blueberries, strawberries
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.
- Apple Carrot Cupcakes
- Red Leaf Lettuce with Shallot Vinaigrette
- Paprika & Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes
- Cumin Dusted Shrimp with Black-Eyed Peas & Collard Greens
- Beet Carpaccio with Goat Cheese & Mint Vinaigrette
- Fresh Roasted Parmesan Garlic Green Beans
- Blueberry Fields Salad
- Strawberry & Arugula Salad with Crispy Prosciutto
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!
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100% Organic Bin
Carrots, red leaf lettuce, potatoes, collard greens, blueberries, bi-color corn, lemon, red onions
A Note for Organic Customers: We intended to include green beans in your bin this week but due to an error they didn’t arrive. An extra item will be included in your May 22nd/23rd delivery instead. Thank you for your patience!
Organic Bin Recipes
- Moist Carrot Cake
- Red Leaf Lettuce with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Easy Curried Red Potatoes
- Southern-Style Collard Greens
- Cucumber & Blueberry Salad with Feta
- Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Roasted Lemon Chicken Breasts
- Roasted Red Onions with Butter, Honey & Balsamic Vinegar
- Packham Pears
- Murcott Tangerines
Black = Locally Sourced Conventionally Produced
Green = Locally Sourced Organics
Blue = Globally Sourced Organics
Things are really heating up!
In the warmer months of each year (mid-May – July), we expand our local produce area to provide you with the highest quality items possible. While there are many different definitions of what “local” means, we define it as within 150 miles of Jacksonville. In the hotter months, we carefully select items which are worth a little more truck time. Mangoes from southern Florida as well as juicy, best quality South Carolina peaches will soon appear in your bins.
When we step outside of our 150 mile “comfort zone” we will put a state or area abbreviation in the key under the photo. For example, you might find “Mangoes (S.FL)” or “Peaches (GA)” or “Blueberries (C.FL). This is our way of continuing our tradition of transparency while providing you with the best quality of the season as close to home as we can find it as production wanes in our area. As always, our emphasis is on produce grown within 150 miles to support our local farmers. We’ll put our farmers first and fill the rest with the best of our neighboring areas. We’re excited about corn, peaches, mangoes and all the bounty of summer to come!
~The Veggie Bin Team
Collard Greens Unearthed!
Your collard greens came to us from Hoover Farms – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.
Collards are a member of the Brassica family, closely related to cabbages. In fact, collards can be classified as a cabbage that doesn’t form a head. However, the leaves don’t have the usual cabbage-y flavor. Instead, they take on the flavors of whatever flavorful liquid you cook them with, much like kale. Like most leafy dark greens, they are a champ in the nutrition department with very low calories, no cholesterol and good amounts of dietary fiber and vitamins like A, K, calcium and folate.
Collard Greens Recipes
- Sauteed Collard Greens
- Kickin’ Collard Greens
- Collard Rolls in a Spicy Tomato Sauce
- Gumbo Z-Herbes
- Vegan Southern Collard Greens
- Braised Collards with Tomatoes
- Collard Slaw
- Pasta with Cauliflower & Collards
- Collards Stuffed with Red Beans & Rice
- Minestrone with Collard Greens & White Beans
- Mean Green Collard Terrine
- Easy Stewed Collard Greens
- Polenta Al Forno with Collard Greens, Cheddar & Ricotta
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