Weekly Newsletter 06-04-13

Local Bin:
Watermelon, green beans, collard greens, blueberries, Delilah peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, butternut squash

Local Mini-Bin: Watermelon, blueberries, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers

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:
Watermelon, green beans, collards, butternut squash, Swiss chard, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, fairy tale eggplant

Organic Mini Bin:Watermelon, fairy tale eggplant, butternut squash, collards, tomatoes

Organic Bin Recipes

Fruit Bin

  • Pineapple
  • Peaches
  • Apricots
  • Red Delicious Apples

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

Thanks for your cooperation!

First, we’d like to welcome you to the new version of your newsletter! Each week we’ll put our “Headline News” in your delivery reminder. You can find the rest of the great features you know and love by clicking through to our blog. Photos, tips, videos, recipes and storage info will still be just a click away at our blog on Tuesday evenings.

Many of you have already updated your information in our new system and we are very grateful. If you haven’t done so already, it’s extremely important that you log into your Veggie Bin account immediately.

On May 16th, we sent an email with your log in and password to our new online system and requested you complete some information that we could not import due to security reasons. We need you to update this information before we can bill you for your bins. If we don’t have this information, we can’t buy veggies to put in the bin, so the veggies will stop coming to your house and that would be tragic.

Please update your credit card information and create a new password that you will remember following the instructions we sent in your email. If you have ANY issues, please DO NOT create a new account because we will have duplicate accounts in our system! Just email us and we will help you.

The online system will allow you to change your recurring order, suspend for vacations, and add local artisan products to your delivery. We are very excited about the system because it will allow us to expand our artisan goods! This week we have blueberries from Brown’s Farm in our Online Shop!

Happy Cooking!

~The Veggie Bin Team

Watermelon Unearthed!

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

We all know that watermelon cools your jets on a hot day, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help out folks with inflammatory issues like asthma and arthritis. It’s even said to help bring down swelling during pregnancy! It’s a good bet for dieters because it’s low in calories, has very little fat and, as the name would suggest, contains a great deal of water. Add in vitamins A & C as well as potassium and this is really nature’s healthy popsicle! If you’re still skeptical that something so sweet can be so good for you, remember that technically, watermelon is a vegetable.

In parts of Asia, watermelons are a popular gift to bring a host. If you’re headed out to a barbecue, nothing could be sweeter!

Store your melon in the fridge for up to one week. Watermelons are pretty self explanatory in the prepping department. You’ll want a big knife or cleaver. Wash it, slice ‘er up and do what comes naturally. If you’re interested in seeing a guy chunk one up in less than 30 seconds, check out this amazing video! (Warning: Do not try this at home!)

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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