Weekly Newsletter: Oct 8-10, 2013

Local Bin

Local Bin: Zucchini, Fairytale Eggplant, Cucumbers, Turnips with Greens, Green Bell Peppers, Whiteacre Peas,  Honey Tangerines, Persimmon

Local Mini Bin:  Zucchini, Fairy Tale Eggplant, Whiteacre Peas, Honey Tangerines, Turnips with Greens

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!

Organic Bin

Organic Bin: Zucchini, Cucumbers, Fairtytale Eggplant, Florida Avacado, Broccoli, Red Plums, Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots with Tops

Organic Mini Bin: Zucchini, Cucumbers, Fairtytale Eggplant, Broccoli, Red Plums

Organic Bin Recipes

Fruit Bin

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

Making Substitutions!

Have no fear! If you do not like one of our selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin you have the choice to remove it and double another item that’s already in the bin or a make a substitution. And if you just have too many veggies, the great news is you can select a French Pantry Baguette as one of our substitution items! Find step by step instructions in our last blog post.

Zucchini Unearthed!

Your zucchini came to us from Hoover Farm, less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

This week’s Veggie Unearthed is a member of the summer squash family and can grow up to three feet in length. Zucchini has its roots in the Americas, as squash was brought over during exploration. However, you may have guessed by the name that this specific variety was cultivated generations later in Italy. A cup of squash contains only 18 calories, but provides folate, potassium and Vitamin A.

Before preparing, handle your zucchini gently, as it tends to bruise easily. You can store your zucchini for up to five days unwashed in a plastic bag in your crisper drawer. If you see it starting to soften or wrinkle, use it immediately because it can quickly deteriorate. Preparation will depend on your application. If you’re leaving the skins on, wash thoroughly then cut into the desired shape. If peeling, wash zucchini, then use a vegetable peeler or sharp paring knife to skin, then cut into desired shape.

To learn how to make baked  zucchini chips, watch The Produce Guy in his kitchen.

Zucchini 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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