Newsletter: April 29, 2014

North Florida Peaches Just Coming In!

We have Florida Peaches in our local bins this week. Our peaches are grown and harvested at Brown’s Farm in Orange Heights, less than 100 miles from Jacksonville. Don’t be surprised when you open your bin to find these peaches are much smaller than the ones you will find at the grocery store. This variety of peach will get larger over the course of the season.

To store your peaches, just simply place them on your kitchen counter top. Peaches can be set in a bowl, but its best if you store them upside down on their shoulders, not touching each other.  If they need a little ripening, you can always place in a brown paper bag for a couple of days to speed up the process.

Stock Up on Staples!

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

  • Bananas (ECU)
  • 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):  (Blueberries, Red Russian Kale, Yellow Squash and/or zucchini, Sweet Onion with Tops, Green Beans), Spinach, Sweet Bell Peppers, Florida Peaches

Organic Bin (Mini):  (Blueberries, Red Russian Kale, Yellow Squash, Sweet Onion, Broccoli), Snap Peas, Spinach, Carrots

Fruit: Watermelon, Pears, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Bananas

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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