Weather, weather and well, more weather
Here at the Veggie Bin, we hate to keep using weather as an excuse but, truth be told, its been very hard to get our bins together the last few weeks. The farmers are grateful for the luck they have had thus far getting through these cold nights but it’s definitely slowed production. In fact, we are seeing a shortage of organic produce this season all over the country. There are plenty of beets, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussel sprouts in the fields but they have not grown much at all in weeks. We need some warm days to ramp up production! In the meantime, we are thankful for your patience when we have had to make last minute changes!
Love the thought of eating local but not sure what the heck Kabocha Squash is or what to do with it? Kabocha squash is also known as a Japanese pumpkin. Its a dark green in color with deep orange flesh and shaped like a squat pumpkin. You can use it much like other hard squashed like acorn squash or pumpkins. To store the squash, just place on your table or countertop. It will last for weeks at room temperature.
- Kabocha Squash Gnocchi with Sage Butter — hello YUM!
- Japanese Pumpkin Croquettes
- Autumn Squash and Scallion Hummus
- Thai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash
- Roasted Kabocha Squash and Kale Tart (Sub Swiss Chard)
- Kabocha Squash Soup
- Baked Kabocha Squash
OUR VEGGIE BINS – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.
Local Bin (Mini): (Tomatoes on the Vine, Sweet Peppers, Swiss Chard, Grapefruit, Kabocha Squash), Green Onions, Strawberries, Organic Carrots.
Organic Bin (Mini): (Tomatoes on the Vine, Carrots, Green Chard, Gold Bosc Pears, Kabocha) Avocado, Strawberries
Fruit: Kiwi, Granny Smith Apples, Tangerines, Blueberries
Recipes Ideas – Don’t forget to share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!
- Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Fritatta
- Baked Parmesan Tomatoes
- Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
- Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
- Strawberry Scones
- Tortellini and Swiss Chard Soup
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!