Newsletter: April 29, 2015

FPP Welcomes New Delivery Coordinator, Carrie Parker!

We want to welcome Carrie Parker to the FPP Team. She has graciously accepted a position as a Delivery Coordinator. A native to the area, she and her family currently live in Jacksonville’s Marietta Area. Carrie will be developing Jacksonville’s “Westside” including areas like Crystal Springs, Cecil Commerce Center, and Argyle Forest. We are excited to start delivering to the residents in these new neighborhoods! Be sure to say hello to lil’ Zach when you see them at your door.

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Carrie picking oranges in her backyard with her son, Zack, onboard!
Please help us spread the word to your friends! And remember, 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! 
If you are interested in being a Delivery Coordinator for FPP, contact us at fp@frontporchpickings.com.


Next Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Hoover Organic Farm, Blue Bayou Organic Blueberry Farm, Blueberry Hill, Frog Song Organic Farm, Blue Sky Farm, Brown’s Farm, Beli Farm, Long & Scott Farm, Fresh Start Produce, Premier Citrus

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Local Box (Mini):  (Local Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce,  Local Organic Blueberries, Local Patty Pan Squash Mix, Local Celery, S. Florida Peaches), Local Red Cabbage, Local Tomatoes on the Vine, Local Corn (non-gmo)

Organic Box, (Mini): (Local Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce,  Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Grape Tomatoes, Local Organic Green Kale, Local Organic Cabbage, Organic Purple Potatoes), Organic Scallions, Organic Honeydew Melon

Grab & Go: Local Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce,  Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Honeydew Melon, Local Celery, S. Florida Peaches, Organic Mango, Local Brown Tomatoes, Local Mini Cukes

Salad Box: Local Organic Butter Leaf Lettuce,  Organic Scallions, Local Celery, Local Red Cabbage, Local Tomatoes on the Vine, Local Broccoli, Local Carrots, Local Brown Tomatoes

Fruit (Add-on): (Local Blueberries, S. Florida Peaches, Organic Cantaloupe, Organic Mango), Organic Bananas, Organic Gala Apples

Smoothie Box: Organic Pineapple, Organic Lemons, Organic Mango, Local Organic Green Kale, Local Organic Cucumbers, Local Organic Oranges, Organic Bananas, Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Baby Spinach (pre-packaged)

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Recipes Ideas –

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


Veggie Unearthed: Patty Pan Squash

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Your Patty Pan Squash is coming to us from Blue Sky Farm of Hastings, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers homes.

Patty Pan is a variety of summer squash that is best known for its flying saucer shape, also known in the culinary and farming world as it’s scalloped shape. The squash is quite beautiful as it grows in a variety of colors and sizes. Patty Pan can be prepared like other summer squashes. Small “immature” squash has tender flesh and can simply be cut in half and sautéed. The “mature” squash is great for grilling, shredding into fritters, frying, and stuffing. To stuff mature Patty Pan, cut the top off and “de-seed” it just like you would a pumpkin.

Because of it’s beauty, people love to showcase this squash on the counter or as a centerpiece. However, Patty Pan will only store a couple days at room temperature. It is best to place your squash into the veggie drawer of your refrigerator for maximum freshness and  lifespan. Pattypan is a good source of Magnesium and Vitamins A, B3 and C. One cup has less than 30 calories and contains no fat, so eat up!

Here are recipes to help you 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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