Newsletter: Dec 3, 2014


We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. We were all blessed with a wonderful and warm holiday with our friends and family. However, the farmers experienced a freeze last night and its often a waiting game to see what the damage is like on the farm and what will be available for harvesting. Fortunately, our farmers did not experience too much damage but we will know more over the next few days. We will let you know on Monday if we need to make any substitutions to our local boxes.

Important Holiday Schedule Changes!

Front Porch Pickings and our Farmers will be taking the week of Christmas off this year. However, we will be delivering the week of New Years. During the New Year’s week all deliveries will be made on Wednesday. If you have a Thursday deliviery schedule you will receive your box one day early. If you have any questions, please let us know.

We understand that many of our customers are traveling to visit family during the season. 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.

Happy Cooking

– The FPP Team

Gift Local This Holiday and Receive a 15% Discount!

Show your friends, family and business contacts some love with gifts from Front Porch Picking. Of course, you can give the gift of home delivery all year long with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly shares with FPP Gift Certificates, but we’re also excited to offer gift bags and baskets. From now until December 7th, you will receive a 15% discount on all of our gift baskets and bags. No store, no lines, no shopping, no problem – just explore our offerings, choose your local, sustainable gifts and we’ll deliver them to your door. All you have to do is collect the gratitude!

Coffee & Mugs: Together, Sweetwater’s Holiday blend and two ceramic mugs create the perfect warmth for the holiday season. Design of mugs and bags will vary. Holiday or fall designs available. Priced at $28.00 $23.80


Grits & Meal: For the true Southerner, this gift is pure delight. Grown and ground by Teagan Farms, this local artisan package is made from a 100 year old heirloom corn seed. It includes 1 jar of grits and 1 jar of meal. Holiday jars or plain Ball jars available. Price at $28.00 $23.80


Fall Delectables: A perfect gift giving basket for Thanksgiving includes a Jones Family Apple Butter, Waldoch Honey, a cheese plate, and kitchen towel. Priced at $32.50 $27.20


Pie in a Basket: Love Jones Family Jams? Then you will love this basket! It has everything you need to make the perfect homemade pecan pie. All you need to do is add the butter and water to make the crust. Basket includes 1 Pecan filling, 1 dry ingredient for crust, 1 pie plate, 1 oven mitt, 1 spatula and a kitchen towel. Choose a fall or holiday designs. $38.00  $32.30


Jammin’ Good Time: Includes 4 scrumptious Jones Family Jams for every discriminating palate. Apple Bourbon, Orange Marmalade, Triple Berry, Strawberry-Rhubarb. Priced at $34.00 $28.90


Coffee connoisseur: A handmade wood coffee grinder, crafted by a local Jacksonville artisan, combined with 2 season blends and coffee mugs are sure to bring a smile to any coffee enthusiast! Priced at $98.00 $83.30

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

Local Bin (Mini): (Organic Napa Cabbage, Cauliflower, Green Onion, Strawberries, Organic Red Leaf Lettuce) Patty Pan Squash, Red Russian Kale, Red Navel

Organic Bin, (Mini): (Organic Red Leaf Lettuce, Organic Slicing Tomatoes, Organic Green Peppers, Organic Napa Cabbage, Organic Arkansas Black Apples, Organic Russet Potatoes) Carrots with Tops, Pineapple

Grab & Go: Organic Red Leaf Lettuce, Organic Arkansas Black Apples, Organic Carrots with Tops, Organic Mini Watermelon, Organic Bananas, Organic Grape Tomatoes, Local Cauliflower,  Local Red Navels

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Arkansas Black Apples, Organic Mini Watermelon, Local Red Navel, S. Florida Strawberries) Organic Bananas, Organic Kiwi, Organic Bosc Pears

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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