Veggie Bin Newsletter: Nov 12, 2013

We are NUTS about Brown’s Farm Pecans!

No matter how you say it, “Puh-cahn” or “Pee-can,” your body will say, “thank you” for including them in your diet. Ranked highest among nuts for antioxidants and naturally low in saturated fat, our organic pecans are good for you! With holidays just around the corner, now is the time to add pecans to your bin. You can choose quart size bag (~1 lb) for $12.00 and a half order for $6.00.

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes!

November 1st has rushed in and the holiday race is on. Please take note that ALL deliveries and pick ups will be  ONE DAY EARLY the week of Thanksgiving. All other deliveries will be on our normal schedule. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@theveggiebin.com.

We understand that many of our customers are traveling to visit family during the next two months. It’s quick and easy to set your bin on vacation hold well in advance. Just log into your Veggie Bin account and click on vacation, choose the dates, and save. You will receive an email confirmation within minutes.

Local Bin

Local Bin:  Organic Green Kale, Organic Romaine Lettuce, Organic Bell Peppers, Butternut Squash, Grape Tomatoes (Regional – AL), Grapefruit, Corn, Pickling Cucumbers

Local Mini Bin:  Organic Green Kale, Organic Bell Peppers, Butternut Squash, Grapefruit, 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

Organic Bin: Green Kale, Green Peppers, Butternut Squash, Tomatoes, Romaine Lettuce, Anjou Pears, Satsuma Tangerines, Cucumbers

Organic Mini Bin:  Green Kale, Green Peppers, Butternut Squash, Anjou Pears, Satsuma Tangerines

Organic Bin Recipes

Fruit Bin

Cantaloupe, Ambrosia Apples, Pomegranate, Black Grapes

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.

 Green Kale Unearthed!

Your kale came to us from The Family Garden, in Bell, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Kale is consistently on every list of “superfoods” that we should all get more of in our diets. A single cup of kale has only 36 calories, but provides 5 grams of fiber, 1000% of your RDA for vitamin K and 200% of your RDA for vitamin C, 180% of vitamin A, 15% of your daily calcium needs and 40% of magnesium. This amazing density of nutrition coupled with a pleasing flavor means this feel-good powerhouse is growing in popularity every day. Researchers, nutritionists and physicians have attributed kale with the power to combat disease, lower cholesterol, lower your risk of cancer and just two or three bunches can camouflage you during jungle battles against giant alien beetles. It seems there’s no downside to kale – you just have to find your favorite way to eat it!

The #1 thing we hear most about kale is how much folks love kale chips, so here’s a great recipe for Kale Chips. They even give instructions for using the chips to dust popcorn!

Storage & Prep:

Kale, like most greens, should be eaten as soon as possible. We suggest you refrigerate it unwashed in a plastic bag and use it within 48 hours of delivery. Be certain to wash your greens completely before eating them.

If you’re not going to use your kale right away, you can freeze it with minimal effort. Just wash it thoroughly then trim leaves off any tough stalks.  Blanch for 1 minute in boiling water then chill in ice water for 1 minute.  Drain and pack in freezer bags, remove air from bags, seal and label.  Freeze for up to 6 months.

Broccoli 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.

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