Newsletter: March 18, 2014

Introducing Yaupon Asi Tea — The Original Tea of Florida!

YauponTeaYaupon Asi Tea is grown, harvested, and packaged right in our back yard and now delivered to your door! Originally known as “Asi” to the Timucua Indians of North and Central Florida, this tea was used in the most revered ceremonies, limited to high-status tribal elders and guests. Today, we are most gracious for the New Smyrna residents (and brothers) Bryon and Kyle who have brought Yaupon Asi Tea to all of us, no matter our status! Packed with antioxidants, this tasty hot beverage is known for its anti-inflammatory and cancer fighting properties.

What’s not to love? Its completely LOCAL, NATIVE, and SUSTAINABLE! It’s grown, harvested, and packed just south of Daytona in Edgewater, FL.  You will find their tea in our online store! 16 bag cannister, $15.00

Sweet Sipping,

Amie

Support us at OneSpark!

Woot! We have been accepted to One Spark — Jacksonville’s Crowdfunding Festival this April 5-9.  Veggie Bin is a project that started with 15 customers in May of 2010 in Riverside-Avondale. We now have nearly 300 customers all over Jacksonville! We want to continue this growth, ensuring our local farms flourish and our local families have a sustainable food system. The funds we receive from One Spark will be used to help us grow — expanding our facility and certifications, plus invest in heirloom seeds for our farmers to grow.

Find out more about our project, including how we got started, on our One Spark page!

For more information on how to support us — see the One Spark voter registration page.

We are Stocking Up on Pantry Staples!

Don’t forget to check out our online store for more veggies, fruit, and staples! This week we will have:

  • Pink Lady Apples (WA)
  • Small Yellow Onions (US)
  • Red Potatoes (C. FL)
  • Pecans (N. FL)
  • Grits & Meal (N. FL)
  • Brown Rice (S. FL)
  • Quinoa (Bol)
  • Yaupon Asi Tea (C. FL)

OUR VEGGIE BINS – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini): ( S.FL Green Beans, Green Kale, Yellow & Brown Tomatoes, Carrots, Strawberries), Green Onions, Bibb Lettuce, Romanesco

Organic Bin (Mini):  (Chiogga Beets, Eggplant, Butter Lettuce, Strawberries, Red Anjou Pear), Green Kale, Romanesco, Carrots

Fruit: Pink Lady Apples, Kiwi, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Banana

Recipes Ideas – Don’t forget to share YOUR Veggie Bin creations on our Facebook page!

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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