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
- Indian Spiced Eggplant & Cauliflower Stew
- Fried Bi-color Corn with Bacon & Peppers
- Nectarine Golden Cake
- Mango Slaw with Cashews & Mint
- Butternut Squash Pilaf
- White Acre Peas & Cheese Grits
- Dilled Potato & Pickled Cucumber Salad
- Smoked Paprika Red Potatoes & Egg Bake
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
- Roasted Garlic Mashed Purple Potatoes
- Warm Golden Beet Salad with Greens & Almonds
- Butternut Squash Gratin
- Broiled Mangoes
- Grilled Chicken, Peach, Blackberry & Basil Pizza
- Pear & Red Onion Gratin
- Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta
- Green Grapes
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.
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!
~The Veggie Bin Team
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.
- Baba Ganouj
- Eggplant Parmesan Pizza
- Eggplant Rolls with Spicy Tomato Sauce
- Eggplant & Tahini Spread
- Fried Stuffed Chinese Eggplant
- Smoky Eggplant & White Bean Dip with Pita Crisps
- Roasted Ratatouille
- Baked Orzo with Eggplant & Mozzarella
- Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes & Mint
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.