Weekly Newsletter: Oct. 22, 2013

Flint Corn Grits are Back!

Do you know the difference between corn meal, grits, or polenta? Flint or dent? Corn is classified by the type of starch in its kernels. The corn grits grown and milled by Teagan farms are made from flint corn which is known for a grittier, more granular texture. In Italy, flint has been the choice polenta corn since the 16th century! Polenta is simple to make, low in fat and calories and nutritious! $6.25/bag. Log into your Veggie Bin Account and add grits for your next order!

Local Bin

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Local Bin: Bok Choy, Persimmons, NC Baking Pumpkin, Cubanelle, Corn, Red Globe Radish, AL Grape Tomatoes, Lettuce

Local Mini Bin:  Bok Choy, Persimmons, NC Baking Pumpkin, Cubanelle, Corn

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

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Organic Bin: Bok Choy, Pineapple, Cubanelle/Bell, Acorn Squash, Cucumber, Cauliflower, Radish, Lettuce

Organic Mini Bin: Bok Choy, Pineapple, Cubanelle/Bell, Acorn Squash, Cucumber

Organic Bin Recipes

Fruit Bin

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Black Plums, Comice Pears, Green Grapes, Tangerines

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 blog post.

 Bok Choy Unearthed!

Your Bok Choy came to you from Hoover Farm in Live Oak, FL. Bok Choy is classified as a cabbage, but it doesn’t look or taste much like round green cabbage. The crisp, sweet white stalks can be chopped and cooked right along with the tender, loosely bunched greens. High in vitamins A and C, potassium and calcium, it’s a great addition to any meal as an appetizer, side dish or incorporated into an entree. You can use your bok choy in any baby bok choy recipe, but you may need to add a few minutes to your cooking time or cut it into smaller pieces to be sure it gets tender.

We strongly suggest that you wrap the bok choy in a damp paper towel, then a plastic bag. Place the bag in your crisper and use it within 2-3 days for best results. As with any tender greens, the sooner you use it, the better it will be. Prepping bok choy is simple, but be certain to thoroughly wash the leaves, especially the lower stems, as grit can get trapped there during growth. Plunging the cut leaves into cold water and giving them a thorough rub & swish should do the trick. This is another great time to have a salad spinner!
Here’s a helpful video on prepping your bok choy.
 
 
Bok Choy 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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