Newsletter: January 7, 2015


Wow, what a year we have had at Front Porch Pickings. The beginning of every new year brings fresh starts and new beginnings, but most of all it gives us a time to reflect. As we look to the past, we know we are blessed.  We are incredibly grateful to be doing what we love, working with the heroes we call our local farmers, and supporting our amazing customers with healthy choices! Thank you for your business and continued support of all things local in 2014. It has been such a pleasure working with you, and we look forward to serving you throughout the new year.

Wishing you a happy, healthy 2015,

The FPP Team

IMPORTANT UPDATED SOFTWARE – For all except Jacksonville Customers

We are excited to have unveiled our updated website last week!  The new site has an updated look and a few new features including customizing your delivery reminder emails!  We apologize ahead of time as we still have a few bumps in the road.

**Safari Users:** We are currently having a few  compatibility issues with Safari. Our software company is working on the bugs and should be completed soon. If you are having any troubles, please let us know and we can help you.

To log on go to your account: visit and click “Login” at the top right of the screen. We have sent you an email with your new password before Christmas.  If you have not done so already or are not prompted to do so, please reset your password by clicking on “Account Options” then “Modify Personal Information”.

Additional Instructional Information: We have created an instructional blog post to help you customize your order.  Also please check out these three instructional videos on How to Customize Your Order, How to put your Account on Vacation Hold and How to Update your Personal Information (including delivery reminder emails).


We are making changes to our delivery schedule to accommodate some of our farmers requests, give you more time to modify your order and get you your food as fresh as possible.  As a result we will be able to extend our web store hours to Monday at Noon.  We will also be changing the delivery day for Jacksonville, St Augustine deliveries and East Ormond Beach (between I95 and the Intercoastal- not beachside) to Thursday.

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

Local Bin (Mini): (Baby Turnips with tops, Arrowhead Spinach, Parris Island Romaine, Navel Oranges, Organic Broccoli, Red Potatoes) Tomatoes on the Vine, Strawberries
Organic Bin, (Mini): (Carrots with Tops, Yellow Squash, Concorde Pears, Tatsoi Spinach, Salad Mix, Broccoli) Sweet Potatoes, Pineapple
Grab & Go: Organic Bananas, Organic Pink Lady Apples, Organic Broccoli, Mixed Medley Tomatoes, Organic Haas Avocado, Navel Oranges, Strawberries, Organic Spring Mix
Salad Box: Organic Carrots with Tops, Organic Red Onion, Mixed Medley Tomatoes, Organic Alfalfa Sprouts, Organic Haas Avocado, Parris Island Romaine Lettuce, Organic Spring Mix, Organic Broccoli
Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Bananas, Organic Concorde Pears, Strawberries, Organic Kiwi) Organic Pineapple, Navel Oranges, Organic Pink Lady Apples
Addition Items in the Shop: Organic Juicing Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes, Organic White Mushrooms, Organic Cremini Mushrooms, Rutabaga Roots, Baby Zucchini, Beets with Tops (small and tender)

Recipes Ideas –

Turnips Unearthed!

This week’s turnips will be especially sweet and mild. The smaller size makes for a more tender root and greater flexibility in what dishes you can make with them. If you have a picky eater, these will be a great introduction to the flavor of turnips. ‘Tis the season for the sniffles, so this veggie packs a serious dose of vitamin C. It is also low in calories, high in calcium and your turnips retain their tops, which hold a host of green-veggie goodness.

Steaming your turnip greens will help them retain their amazing nutritional properties. Just one cup of the greens contains 661% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin K and 219% of your vitamin A.

Once you receive your turnips, cut the greens from the roots, then place both in separate loosely wrapped plastic bags in your crisper drawer. The greens can keep for up to four days, but as with most greens, we suggest you serve them as soon as possible for the highest quality. Turnip roots can keep for longer, but the flavor may turn more bitter over time.

For more information, please watch this helpful video on preparing turnips with tops.

Turnip Recipes

Need Veggie Tech Support? Visit us on Facebook to share recipes and tips with other FPP customers and ask any questions you might have about the contents of your bin.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Returning your produce box 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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