Newsletter: October 1, 2014

The Tart Tangy Key Lime!

This week, we have a special treat in several of our boxes! FPP Owner Jan Pittard and his twin brother,Tracy, are traveling to Emporia Citrus in Pierson, FL to pick key limes! Key limes are native to Southeast Asia and was first introduced to America by Spanish explorers traveling to the Florida Keys. Later the key limes spread to subtropical areas of Mexico, Florida and California. These tasty little treats are known for the tart and bitter taste that differs from other limes. They are small in size, have a tough thin rind, and yellow when completely ripe. So don’t be surprised to find a mix of yellow and green limes in your box this week.


So what can you do with key lime besides Key Lime Pie? Here are a few ideas to get you started in the kitchen (includes key lime pie):

Be sure to add more key limes (4 for $1.00) from the store depending on your recipe requirements.

Expanding our delivery areas!

Thanks to our friend, Kristy of Jones Family Jams, we are able to expand deliveries in the Oak Leaf area. In addition, we’ve teamed up with local business Community Couriers of Jacksonville to expand our deliveries to Beauclerc / North Mardarin area. Refer a friend and receive $10 credit on your FPP account.


OUR STANDARD BOXES – please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.

Local Bin (Mini):   (Mini Cucs, Whiteacre Peas, Florida Avocado, Key Lime, Slicing Tomatoes, NC Honey Crisp Apples) Yellow Squash, Persimmons, Red/Green Bell Pepper *** Please remember during these HOT HOT months we turn to regional farms to fill our local boxes!**

Organic Bin, Mini: Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Pomegranate, Red Peppers, Star Crimson Pears, Corn

Organic Bin: Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Pomegranate, Red Peppers, Star Crimson Pears, Corn, Green Kale, Kiwiberries

Grab & Go: Pomegranite, Star Crimson Pears, Grape Tomatoes, Green Grapes, Baby Carrots, Mini Cucs, NC Honey Crisp Apples, Romaine Hearts

Small Fruit: Red Plums, Green Grapes, Kiwiberries, Star Crimson Pears

Large Fruit:  Red Plums, Green Grapes, Kiwiberries, Star Crimson Pears, Bananas, Pomegranates, NC Honey Crisp Apples

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 one of our pre-selected items in your regular sized organic or local bin, you have the choice to remove it! Log in your account at and hit the “customize now” button and zero out the items you wish to leave out.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Returning your boxes 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. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup!

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