Newsletter: October 15, 2014

It’s a Spooky Good Time of the Year!

Here at FPP we are getting into the Halloween spirit with a new seasonal Ghost Roast Coffee, pumpkins in our boxes, and activities at the farm!

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Sweetwater Organic Coffee: A spooky blend of Sweetwater’s American and African beans that will have you screaming for more! Sweetwater Organic Coffee is located in sunny Gainesville, Florida and totally committed to Fair Trade, Organic coffee and sustainability. They roast their coffee daily in micro-batches to ensure freshness within each cup.

Conner’s A-maize-ing Acres: Bone chilling, spine-tingling, heart pounding all out fright nights at Connor’s A-maiz-ing Acres! Have you ever walked through a dark cornfield in the dead of night and heard the howling of the hungry coyotes, the snorting of wild boar hogs, and the perilous screeching of a panther? Then what are you waiting for? Check out all their spooky October farm events at www.conners-a-maize-ing-acres.com

Sykes & Cooper Corn Maize: Combine a 9-acre corn maze full of “cornfusing” twists and turns, “live” entertainment including, Jack, the loudest hee- hawing donkey around and some more good ole  family fun… And what do you have? “Agritainment”! You don’t want to miss it this year! With a ton of new and exciting things to do, including  a “Jack and The Cornstalk” kiddie maze, new furry friends, corn cannons, duck races and MORE, you are sure to have an a-MAZE-ing time at Sykes and Cooper Farms! For more information visit www.sycofarms.com

Long & Scott’s Corn Maize: It all started with just a 7 acre corn field… Now it has become a tradition with many of our guests. It’s a maze, it’s a game, it’s educational, and it’s FUN! Year after year each corn maze has a unique design, with twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings.
Get Lost with us.​Come get LOST! Bring friends and family to see who can navigate the maze the quickest! For more information visit www.scottszellwoodsweetcorn.com

FPP Unearthed: Pumpkin

Pumpkins

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving! These little pumpkins in our boxes are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact, it’s one of nature’s richest sources for of alpha-carotene, a carotenoid that converts to retinol, a form of vitamin A.  The vibrant orange flesh and seeds of are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals for a healthy immune system. So roll up your sleeves, your about to get a little dirty scooping out the flesh.

Corn Grits are Back!

The corn grits, grown and milled by Teagan farms are back on our shelves! If you haven’t tried these grits, you don’t know what you’re missing. We’ve been waiting all season to get our hands on them. What makes these grits so special? It’s made from an heirloom flint corn dating back in the Bradley family nearly 100 years, its pesticide free, and it is freshly ground. Flint corn is known for a grittier, more granular texture. In Italy, it has been the choice polenta corn since the 16th century! Polenta is simple to make, low in fat/calories and nutritious!  Log into your FPP account to order your grits for your next delivery!  $7.00/1 lb bag.

 

IMPORTANT: New Website Updates

ShoppingCartWe are getting closer to the final destination when it comes to our online ordering system. It is now quicker and easier to customize your order! Can I tell you how excited we are? When you log into your FPP account you will land in our shop, viewing this week’s cart. First, the customize now button has been removed, allowing you to view all the items in the shopping cart without popping up other windows. You can simply change the quantity by placing your desired amount in the text box next to the item name or delete any item by simply hitting the small x icon to the right. SUPER SIMPLE. Adding items has become more seamless too for fruits and vegetables — just hit the add button and it automatically appears in the cart without a pop up window. Items that we offer both  on a recurring and one time basis, like coffee, bread or honey, still has a pop up window with options.

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

Local Bin (Mini): Pumpkin, Kale, Zellwood Sweet Corn (Non-GMO!), NC Honey Crisp Apples, Cucumber), Cubanelle Peppers, Radish, Italian Eggplant

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Spring Mix, Grape Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Abrosia Apples), Yellow Squash, Haas Avocado, Red Grapes

Grab & Go: Red Grapes, Banana, Ambrosia Apples, Grape Tomatoes, Pickling Cukes, Fresh Cut Medley, Haas Avocado, Concord Pears, Cauliflower

Small Fruit: Pineapple, Ambrosia Apples, Pomegranates, Concord Pear

Large Fruit:  Pineapple, Ambrosia Apples, Pomegranates, Red Grapes, Banana, North Carolina Honey Crisp Apples, Plums

Recipes Ideas –

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 fpp.deliverybizpro.com 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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