Weekly Newsletter 07-23-13

Local Bin: Eggplant, bi-color corn, nectarines, mangoes, butternut squash, white acre peas, cucumbers, red potatoes
Local Mini Bin: Eggplant, butternut squash, bi-color corn, white acre peas, mango

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: Eggplant, purple potatoes, golden beets w/tops, butternut squash, mangoes, peaches, red onion
Organic Mini Bin: Purple potatoes, mango, peaches, red onion, eggplant

Organic Bin Recipes

Fruit Bin

  • Green Grapes
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi

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

Thanks for a Great Season!

The Veggie Bin will be going on hiatus for the entire months of August and September. Final Veggie Bin deliveries will occur THIS WEEK, July 22-27. Some every other week members received their final delivery of the season this last week.

STARTING BACK UP NEXT SEASON

All current customers will be automatically enrolled for next season and will receive deliveries when we come back in October. Please make any changes to your deliveries by logging into your account. Our season begins October 1st. However, we will email you reminders starting mid September with your exact start date.

COMMERCIAL PICK UP MEMBERS

A final pickup of empty Veggie Bins from pickup locations will happen August 1st. Please drop your bins off by 9am August 1st.

ACCOUNT CREDITS

If you’ve had a vacation hold or made changes to your account resulting in a credit this month, we will refund your card August 1st.

THANK YOU for a fabulous season! We hope you have a happy and safe summer and we’ll be seeing you this fall!

Happy Cooking!

~The Veggie Bin Team

Eggplant Unearthed!

Your eggplant came to us from Hoover Farm in Live Oak, Florida – less than 95 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

These shiny beauties are a versatile veggie, but did you know they are actually classified as a berry? It’s a member of the gothy-sounding nightshade family, along with potatoes and tomatoes. Low in calories and chock full of calcium, potassium and vitamin C, this veggie is a great addition to the table during cold & flu season!

Store your eggplant in the veggie drawer in your fridge and use it within 2-3 days. If you store it too long, it can become bitter. Many people who don’t like eggplant have experienced the bitterness of older eggplants. Today’s eggplant varieties have little, if any, bitter flavor when fresh. If you have any doubts,  minimize any bitter flavors by “sweating” your eggplant. Slice it up, sprinkle it with salt and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes.

Please watch this helpful video to see this demonstrated.

Eggplant 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.

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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