Newsletter: Nov. 26, 2014

The Winter Chill
Wow, What a week it has been outside and just the perfect reminder of how thankful we are for our hard working, dedicated farmers. The lettuce this week comes to us from Hoover Farms in Live Oak, FL where the winter chill go down to 20 degrees. Bradley and his father covered over 3.5 acres of land with frost/freeze cloth to save their lettuce and greens! We want to give a big shout out to those who are providing our Thanksgiving meal this week. We know they work from sun up to sun down.
What does this mean for our customers? The summer items, like Brown’s Farm peas and summer squash that was still lingering are now done and the winter items like cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli are just around the corner. The freezing weather has slowed the crop’s growth but we should see some of these items next week!
10 Free Thanksgiving Boxes for Families in Need  

Our business is committed to local families and our local farms. We appreciate your patronage and are overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers throughout the year. We know that we are all enjoying this time of year and we’d like to do what we can to help those less fortunate in our community. This year, FPP is delighted to continue with The Veggie Bin’s annual Thanksgiving Box giveaway where we will gift TEN ABSOLUTELY FREE local boxes to friends and families in need. 

We have already ordered the extra produce for this project. No donation is needed. All you need to do is contact us at to make arrangements. We know folks are proud, so we won’t be calling this charity, it’s simply a gift from a friend! We only have ten local boxes to give away, so please note that we will give these away to the first ten FPP customers who email us.

In addition to our 10 free boxes, we have put together a Mini Thanksgiving Box for $18.00. Give your friends and loved ones the gift of “holiday fixin’s”. Our thanksgiving box is packed in a separate box and ready for you to deliver. The box includes approximately 2lbs sweet potatoes, 1lb pole beans, 1 bunch broccoli, 1 head of lettuce, and a handful of tangerines. Add your own flare by topping it off with jam, grits, or other items from our shop. Just add the items to your order and pack it in before delivering. Sorry no substitutions in this box.

FPP Software in PROGRESS – Please read!

We want to thank everyone for their patience during our software upgrades. As you know we have run into a few more problems than we anticipated. We are currently working on making our shopping cart easier and realize we have a bug that reverts the shopping cart to original quantities when adding or deleting products. This is a work in progress. This week, the programmers at DBP have changed the “x” to check marks. This will change the quantity to zero and then delete the item when you hit submit. HOWEVER, we are still running into the issue of items reverting when you add an item. To make your shopping experience easier today, please change quantities and delete items first, hit submit. THEN add items from the shop and hit submit again. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have a more permanent solution soon!

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

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.

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

Local Bin (Mini): (Butterleaf Lettuce, Beets with Tops, Roma Beans, Broccoli Rabe, Tangerines) Watermelon Radish, Eggplant, Sweet Potato

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Butterleaf Lettuce, Red Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Collards, Granny Smith Apples), Yellow Squash, Carrots with Tops, Grape Tomatoes

Grab & Go: Organic Granny Smith Apples, Organic Butterleaf Lettuce, Organic Carrots with Tops, Organic Grape Tomatoes, Organic Black Grapes, Organic Haas Avocado, Organic Star Crimson Pears, Fall Glow Tangerines

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Granny Smith Apples, Organic Black Grapes, Organic Star Crimson Pears, Navel Oranges), Fall Glow Tangerines, Pineapple, Bananas

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 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

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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