Weekly Newsletter: January 14, 2014

Freeze Update!

As we are all well aware, the last few days were miserable outside! For our farmers the weather has been severe. Frosts and freezes have big impacts on our fields but growers may not know the extent of the damage for days. We spoke with all our farmers again this morning and are pleased to hear that plants have bounced back and have survived without too much long-term damage. The weather did slow production and limit the variety of items they can harvest next week but our bins will be bountiful thanks to all the hard work of our farmers!

Thanks so much for your support. We are proud to be supporting our farmers through thick and thin!

Amie

Getting the Most out of Your Bin

Last week’s bin included MY very favorite veggies of the season…brussel sprouts, beets, carrots, and swiss chard! But sometimes life with a 10 month old baby gets hectic and getting through the bin takes a little longer than we originally planned. Properly storing veggies makes all the difference in our bin — 15 to 30 minutes of prep time on delivery day can save heartache and money! To read more on how to store your produce, please read our blog entry from last week’s newsletter.

Seeing GREEN in 2014 — Win a GREEN iPod Nano 

ImageWe’re looking forward to another great year of supporting local agriculture and we are starting out with a BANG! As we do each year, we’re setting a goal of 30 new members in 30 days. But we can’t do it without your help. This year, not only will we double the referral credit to $10 for every new member you refer during the month of January – but the Veggie Bin member who refers the most new customers will win a GREEN iPod Nano! We’re hoping you’ll take this opportunity to encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to go green and eat locally grown veggies. Simply have your friend or neighbor list you in the “referred by” portion of the order form to get your credit.

Want more information on the iPod Nano? Get it at Best Buy!

OUR VEGGIE BINS

Share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!

Local Bin (Mini): (Organic Green Leaf, Red Turnips with Tops, Brown Kumato Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Corn), Organic Rainbow Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Organic Green Kale

Organic Bin (Mini): (Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Cauliflower, Sweet Potato, Tomato Medley,  Strawberries) , Organic  Green Kale,  Mushrooms, Mango)

Fruit: Banana, Blueberries, Pink Lady Apples, Anjou Red Pear

Making Substitutions

Have no fear! If you do not like on our 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 make a substitution. And if you have too many veggies, the great news is that you can always select French Pantry Baguettes as one of your substitutions! Find step by step instructions in our blog post.

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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