Newsletter: Jan 22, 2015

Making the Most of your Produce – Part 2

Last week we let you know how important preparation was in getting the most out of your box and we are going to follow suit with sharing Salad in a Jar. For all you time savers, you’re going to love this! Salad in a jar is a brilliant idea. Brilliant? It’s just a salad in a jar, right? What’s the point of using a jar, as opposed to a regular bowl? Sure it looks super cute, but what about the practical part?

It’s super practical, because you can make salads ahead of time and they’ll stay fresh for the entire week. Grab and go on your way out the door, or come home to an already prepared meal waiting for you in the fridge. What I like even more is that your options are limitless. There are tons of cold salad recipes that can easily be stored in a jar. Quinoa salads, bean salads, plain veggie salads, fruit salads, and the list goes on.

The key is to layer your ingredients properly. Dressing on the bottom, pickled and cooked items in the middle and crispy veggies and greens at the top. Or you could add veggies, beans and other ingredients to the bottom “wet” layer to pickle. The idea is to keep the items you want to stay crisp at the top. When you’re ready to eat your salad, shake it, pour into a bowl or eat out of the jar.

Here are few ideas:

REMINDERS: JACKSONVILLE & ST. AUGUSTINE DELIVERY DAY CHANGED TO THURSDAYS!

We have made 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. Delivery day for Jacksonville, St Augustine deliveries and East Ormond Beach (between I95 and the Intercoastal- not beachside) to Thursday. As a result we have also extended our web store hours to Monday at Noon.  

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

Local Bin (Mini): (Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Green Onion, Mixed Medley Tomato, Nappa Cabbage, Purple Cauliflower, Strawberries), Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes, Dancy Tangerines
Organic Bin, (Mini): (Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Organic Roma Tomatoes, Local Organic Green Kale, Florida Organic Strawberries, Organic Russet Potatoes), Organic Navel Oranges, Organic Mini Peppers
Grab & Go: Florida Strawberries, Organic Gala Apples, Local Dancy Tangerings, Organic Kiwi, Organic Anjou Pears, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Organic Sweet Mini Peppers, Local Tomatoes on the Vine, Local Broccoli
Salad Box: Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Napa Cabbage, Local Green Onions, Local Cheddar Cauliflower, Local Carrots, Organic Mini Peppers, Local Tomatoes on the Vine, Local Mini Cucumbers
Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Bananas, Florida Strawberries, Organic Gala Apples, Local Dancy Tangerines), Organic Kiwi, Orangic Anjou Pears
Addition Items in the Shop: Organic Juicing Carrots, Organic White Mushrooms, Organic Cremini Mushrooms,

Recipes Ideas –

Napa Cabbage Unearthed!

Your Napa cabbage came to us from Brown’s Farm in Orange Heights, less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

One may not consider a cabbage to be “beautiful” – but if there’s one that might take the prize, it’s the Napa cabbage. This elegant oval with creamy white veining packs statistics that are just as pretty as it appears. A cup of Napa cabbage is only 20 calories, but contains 46% of the vitamin C you need in a day! Of course it’s also got calcium, vitamin A, fiber and plenty of other goodness in store. Asian in origin, this veggie is the basis for many Asian dishes such as stir fries and kimchis.

Sometimes turning good food into great food is just a matter of substitution. We humbly suggest that you consider substituting the Napa cabbage for the lettuce in lettuce wrap recipes, salads and other raw applications, or for tortillas in tacos for a healthy, low carb choice. This week we are featuring a Fish Taco recipe and photographs from Karrah of Karrah Flores Photography.
 
Fish Taco Recipe
Items You will Need:
  • Tilapia or other white fish (we made about 4 fillets and had plenty left over)
  • Fish Seasoning (Target’s Archer Farms Fish Taco Seasoning Mix or Emeril’s Fish Rub are both really great for this recipe)
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt (We use Greek Yogurt; 23G protein per serving and 0 fat!!! It tastes JUST LIKE sour cream!!!)
  • Mexican Blend Cheese
  • Your favorite hot sauce

Instructions:

  1. Chop up your veggies and separate the cabbage.
  2. Season your fish and grill it up. Once thoroughly cooked, shred it and set it aside.
  3. Assemble and enjoy!

Additional Cabbage 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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