Weekly Newsletter 05-14-13

05152013Local

Dandelion Greens, Fingerling Potatoes, Salad Mix, Green Onions, Yellow Squash, Green BeansCucumbers, Tomatoes, 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. Enjoy!

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

100% Organic Bin

05152013Organic

Dandelion Greens, Green Beans, White Potatoes, Galia Melon, Brocoli, Red Onions, Salad Mix, Cucumber (Green Onions in LOCAL only)

Organic Bin Recipes

Fruit Bin

05152013Fruit

  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Gala Apples
  • Cantaloupe

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

Fresh Options!

We are always looking for ways to best serve our customers. We are currently in the process of implementing a web application which will allow you to change your options, add-ons, payment info and schedule vacations online. In addition, we are excited to present a new option custom-made for our single and small family customers. We’re proud to offer a Mini-Bin with 5-7 items as an alternative to our regular bins which offer 7-9 items. The Local Mini-Bin will be $18 and the 100% Organic Mini-Bin will be $23.

So, if you have friends who have said “I’d love to do the Veggie Bin, but it’s just too much food!” – let them know that they have been heard and we’re ready to serve their needs!

Happy Cooking!

~The Veggie Bin Team

Dandelion Greens Unearthed!

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Your greens came to us from Spring Song Organic Farm – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Dandelions — not just a weed in your yard! These greens are highly sought after for their nutritional benefits. High in Calcium and Iron, these weeds are low in calorie and great in smoothies or sauteed.

Storage & Prep:
Rinse well, wrap in a damp paper towel and place in a plastic bag or container and refrigerate. If the towel is kept moist,  greens can last up to one week.

Collard Greens 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.

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 brought from southern Florida by a Jacksonville family which has been bringing them back for decades 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!

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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