Weekly Newsletter 07-01-13

Local Bin: Cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes on the vine, watermelon, eggplant, kale, corn, blueberries
Local Mini-Bin: Peppers, tomatoes on the vine, watermelon, eggplant, corn, blueberries

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.

Recipes for This Week’s Bin

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, eggplant, kale, corn, green beans, potatoes, grape tomatoes, jumbo Vidalia onions, carrots

Organic Mini Bin: Watermelon, corn, green beans, grape tomatoes, carrots, potatoes

Organic Bin Recipes

Fruit Bin

  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • White Nectarines

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

Happy 4th of July!

In observance of July 4th, we’ll be delivering one day early this week. All home deliveries as well as pickups will happen a day early. Please be sure to make a note of this in your calendar because we will not be able to hold bins over the holiday and we will not be at the King Street Farmers Market for missed pickups.

Also, please remember that produce harvested during these hottest months of the year is EXTREMELY perishable, so be sure to plan ahead and eat the most perishable items first. Please check out this handy storage guide which can help you get the best quality from your delivery. If you ever have any questions on storage or prep, you can always ask us on Facebook, by email or give us a call. As always, if you receive an item which has spoiled BEFORE delivery, we are happy to replace it if you contact us as soon as you receive it.

Happy Cooking!

~The Veggie Bin Team

Watermelon Unearthed!

Your watermelon came to us from Hoover Farm in Live Oak, Florida – less than 95 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, 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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