Newsletter: April 15, 2014

Working with Mother Nature

As you know, our business is in Mother Nature’s hands! Due to inclement weather or quality issues sometimes we may need to make last minute adjustments. We will do our best to let you know in a timely manner, but please understand that most of our work is packing and driving where we do not have access to a computer. 

We do our best to make equal substitutions when we need to make last minute decisions. Since we didn’t have other options a couple of weeks ago we have added Kohlrabi as an extra item in your bin this week. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We will always have our customers best interest when making decisions.

Kohlrabi

That little green Sputnik in your bin this week isn’t alien in origin – it’s a green kohlrab (purple shown in phot0)! It’s a marriage of two German words, kohl (cabbage) and rabi (turnip). It’s low in calories and contains no fat or cholesterol, yet a half cup serving gives you 70% of your vitamin C for the day. Store your little veggie satellite by trimming any greens (can be used as you would beet greens) and placing in the highest humidity portion of your fridge. (That’s what the little sliding thingy is for on that veggie drawer!)

They can be eaten raw or cooked and taste quite a bit like broccoli stems with a bit of radish flavor, yet they behave like potatoes in texture. It can be steamed, buttered and nutmegged, boiled then pureed, sliced thin for Asian entree applications, shredded into slaw or you can peel, salt and munch raw. If you’re grilling the night you prepare your kohlrabi, consider peeling, cubing, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, season, then wrap those babies in a foil packet and put them on the grill next to your entree.

For a beautiful, healthy recipe, try Greek-Style Kohlrabi – pears, honey, feta cheese and dates – yum!

 

Stock Up on Staples!

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

  • Blueberries
  • Avocado
  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • Small White Potatoes (C. FL)
  • Pecans (N. FL)
  • Grits & Meal (N. FL)
  • Brown Rice (S. FL)
  • Lentils (US)
  • Yaupon Asi Tea (C. FL)
  • Intuition Ale Cookbook  (Jax)
  • and more!

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

Local Bin (Mini):  (Butter Lettuce, Celery, Blueberries, Broccoli, Carrots, **Kohlrabi ), Medley, Parsley & Cucs, Strawberries

Organic Bin (Mini):   (Butter Lettuce, Parsley * English Cucumber, Pineapple, Cauliflower, Carrots), Bananas, Green Beans, Napa Cabbage

Fruit: Pears, Apples, Plum, Strawberries

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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