Weekly Newsletter 05-21-13

Local Bin:
Parsley, green kale, Galia melon, zucchini/yellow squash mix, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, green tomatoes, Roma beans

Local Mini-Bin:
Green kale, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, green tomatoes, Roma 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!

100% Organic Bin

Organic Bin:
Parsley, green kale, Galia melon, zucchini/yellow squash mix, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, bell peppers, graffiti eggplant, green beans

Organic Mini-Bin:
Green kale, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, bell peppers, graffiti eggplant, green beans

A Note for Organic Customers: As promised, we’ve included an extra dose of green beans for you in this bin. Thank you for your patience!

Organic Bin Recipes

Fruit Bin

  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Gala Apples
  • Cantaloupe

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

Thank You!

Words cannot express how thankful we are to our customers for your patience during our recent transition to a complete online customer interface. Though we’ve had a bump or two in the road, things are coming together. If you haven’t logged on to enter your payment information, we’d sure love it if you’d take a moment to do so. Check your email inbox for complete instructions.

With this new system, we’re able to offer a more personalized experience with our new mini-bins for smaller families and single folks, online vacation holds and payment changes, as well as complete control of your additional artisan options like bread, coffee and honey. We hope you’ll take the time to explore the options available to you and make the most of your Veggie Bin experience. There’s never an additional delivery fee and we LOVE sharing local goodies!

Happy Cooking!

~The Veggie Bin Team

Spaghetti Squash Unearthed!

Your spaghetti squash came to us from The Family Garden in Bell, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

While spaghetti squash is a variety of winter squash, it’s one of the perks of local eating in a multi-talented southern state that we have them this month. The flavor of spaghetti squash doesn’t differ much from other winter squashes, but it does have a “surprise inside” – the flesh behaves like spaghetti noodles after it has been cooked! This is a great way to introduce hesitant children to the flavor of squash.

Spaghetti Squash is high in many nutrients like folic acid, potassium, Vitamin A and beta-carotene. It’s a low-calorie food with only about 42 calories per cup. As a rule, the more orange the squash flesh, the more beta-carotene it contains.

If you store your squash in a cool, dry place out of sunlight, it will last up to three weeks.

Check out this helpful video with more info on spaghetti squash.

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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