Newsletter: April 22, 2015

Refer a Friend & Earn $10!

Did you know you earn FPP credit by referring your friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors to us? All of us on the FPP Team understand that our customers are our biggest advocates and we want you to know that we greatly appreciate all the love! For each new member that you refer, you will earn $10.00 in FPP credit good towards any item in our shop. Just ask your referral to use your name when registering.  There are no limits to how many customers — So keep talking!
 
Refer a Friend

For more information contact fp@frontporchpickings.com


Next Week’s Harvest

Local Producers: Brown’s Farm, Blueberry Hill Farm, Blue Bayou Organic Blueberry Farm, Blue Sky Potato Farm, Beli Farm, Fresh Start Hydroponics, Frog Song Organic Farm, KYV Organic Farm

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Local Box (Mini):  (Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Organic Spinach (bagged), Local Mixed Variety Radishes, Local Cauliflower, South Florida Peaches, Local Blueberries) Local Organic Carrots, Local Basil

Organic Box, (Mini): Organic Zucchini, Organic Mango, Local Organic Spinach (bagged), Local Organic Carrots, Local Organic Blueberries), Organic Tomatoes on the Vine, Local Organic Watermelon Radish,

Grab & Go: Organic Cantaloupe, Organic Mango, Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Mixed Variety Radishes, Local Winter Tomatoes, Local Organic Carrots, Local Blueberries

Salad Box: Local Sweet Large Bell Pepper, Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Organic Spinach (bagged), Local Mixed Variety Radishes, Local Winter Tomatoes, Local Organic Carrots, Local Cauliflower, Local Mini Cukes

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Cantaloupe, Organic Mango, South Florida Peaches, Local Blueberries), Organic Red Bartlett Pears, Organic Bananas, Organic Gala Apples

Smoothie Box: 

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Recipes Ideas –

**please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.


Veggie Unearthed: Florida Peaches

  peaches

Your Florida Peaches came to us from Premier Citrus in Vero Beach, FL. One of the largest citrus growers in Florida, Premier has included the Florida peach varieties UF Sun, Tropic Beauty and UF Best. Currently picking the UF Sun, the peach is said to be sweet and juicy. This is the first time we are including this variety into our boxes and we are very excited to give them a try!

Over the last decade Florida citrus growers have been incorporating peaches into their growing plans to help diversify and reduce the risk of loss. The colder winters and more severe freezes in Central and North Florida have made citrus growing a riskier venture. Growing peaches in Florida is not new, but with the University of Florida breeding program, peach trees specifically for sub-tropical climates have increased in popularity.

Peaches will continue to ripen after they are picked. Store your peaches at room temperature on their shoulders (upside down) on the counter until they have reached your desired ripeness. Once they have reached optimal ripeness, you can store in the crisper of your refrigerator until you are ready to eat them. Storing in colder temperatures will slow the ripening process.

Obviously a great snack as-is, peaches are great in drinks, baked goods, and paired with meats. Here are a few recipes to get your creativity flowing in the kitchen this week:

Unearthed Recipes


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 our 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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