Newsletter: Nov 12, 2014

We are NUTS about Brown’s Farm Pecans!

No matter how you say it, “Puh-cahn” or “Pee-can,” your body will say, “thank you” for including them in your diet. Ranked highest among nuts for antioxidants and naturally low in saturated fat, our organic pecans are good for you! With holidays just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on some of our season favorites! You can choose quart size bag (~1 lb) for $12.00 and a half order for $6.00.

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes!

November has rushed in and the holiday race is on. During the week of Thanksgiving, please take note that our THURSDAY, NOV 27th DELIVERIES deliveries and pick ups will be  ONE DAY EARLY. All other deliveries will be on our normal schedule. If you have any questions, please contact us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

We understand that many of our customers are traveling to visit family during the next two months. It’s quick and easy to set your bin on vacation hold well in advance. Just log into your online account and click on the “Skip Deliveries” link in the menu, choose the dates, and save. You will receive an email confirmation within minutes.

FPP Unearthed: Lettuce

We are so excited that the first of this season’s lettuce is finally here! Your lettuce came to us from Hoover Organic Farm  in Live Oaks, FL – less than 150 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

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Did you know greens such as lettuce, chard, and beet greens need to stay hydrated to keep crisp? Knowing how to store your lettuce is very important, as the shelf life can be much longer than store bought greens if stored properly. Adding a bit of water to dampen greens and storing them in glass or plastic container will keep your lettuce looking fresher, longer.

A salad spinner is always a worthwhile investment when participating in a CSA of any kind. We have kept lettuce for up to 2 weeks by using a salad spinner. It has double duty in our kitchen — washing greens and storing greens! We know its not usually recommended, but we dampen our lettuce the day of delivery to give it a little “pick me up” and then place the entire head in the spinner. Spin gently and store the entire spinner in the refrigerator. Closing the lid with a small amount of water on the bottom, not touching the greens, is enough to keep the leaves crisp and well hydrated. Do not tear lettuce leaves until you are ready to serve. Easy peezy and saves you from throwing out limp lettuce!

Get crafty in the kitchen this week — think outside the salad box with these lettuce creations:

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

Local Bin (Mini): (Asian Tatsoi Spinach, Broccoli, Yellow Squash, Navel Oranges, Butter Lettuce, French Breakfast Radish), Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Lemons

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Delicata Squash, Tatsoi Spinach, Cucumbers, Romaine Lettuce, French Breakfast Radish, Pomegranates) Eggplant, Yellow Onion, Fuji Apples

Grab & Go: Pineapple, Banana, Cucumbers, Romaine Lettuce, French Breakfast Radish, Roma Tomatoes, Fuji Apples, Navel Oranges

Fruit (Add-on): (Pineapple, Banana, Fuji Apples, Navels), Kiwi, Pomegranate, Bosc Pear

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” link. Simply hit the add button to any of the products you wish to add to your cart. You may change the quantity by changing the number in the text field next to the item and using the ‘x’ icon, you can remove any item in the shopping cart. Hit “Save Changes” for your confirmation. Any problems, just email us at fp@frontporchpickings.com

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Please Return Your Boxes!

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 $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup
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