Newsletter: May 7, 2015

Mother Nature is Turning up the Heat!

It’s a beautiful day here in Florida. But keep in mind as the spring veggies roll in, the summer heat turns on! Though we are seeing the end of leafy greens and lettuces that quickly perish in the heat, it’s still important to keep your veggies safe from the sun’s rays. If you are not home on delivery day simply set a cooler outside your door with a little ice. We will place your delivery inside your cooler, including the box its packed in. Keeping the veggies inside the waxed cardboard box helps to insulate and keeps the cold veggies snugly packed together. So please leave a cooler out that is big enough to set the box in upright — Your veggies will thank you!
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Remember, FPP has a 100% guarantee on quality. If your veggies arrive looking like they’ve had heat stroke, contact us at fp@frontporchpickings.com.


Next Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Blue Sky Farm, Brown’s Farm, Hoover Organic Farm, Harriett’s Bluff Organic Blueberry Farm, Frog Song Organic Farm, Beli Farms, Long & Scott Farm,

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Local Box (Mini):  (Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Organic Blueberries, Local Kirby Cucumbers, Local Carrots, Local Roma Beans, Local Corn (non-GMO)), Local Mixed Fingerling Potatoes, Local Brown Tomatoes

Organic Box, (Mini): (Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Gold Beets, Organic Roma Tomatoes, Local Organic Cucumber, Local Organic Mizuna), Organic Cantaloupe, Local Organic Zucchini, Local Organic Baby Carrots

Grab & Go: Local Corn (non-gmo), Organic Avocado, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Kirby Cucumbers, Local Tomato on the Vine, Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Cantaloupe, Local Organic Baby Carrots, Organic Pineapple, Organic Bananas

Salad Box: Local Corn (non-gmo), Organic Avocado, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Kirby Cucumbers, Local Carrots, Local Broccoli, Local Tomato on the Vine, Local Sweet Onion, Organic Baby Spinach

Fruit (Add-on): (Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Cantaloupe, Organic Pineapple), Organic Pineapple, Organic Honeydew, Organic Mango, Organic Pear

Smoothie Box: Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Pineapple, Organic Banana, Organic Baby Spinach, Local Organic Cucumber, Local Organic Green Kale, Organic Lemon, Organic Mango, Organic Oranges

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Recipes Ideas –

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


Veggie Unearthed: Pickling Cucumbers

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Your Pickling Cucumbers are coming to us from Blue Sky Farm of Hastings, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers homes.

Pickling cucumbers are short, squat cucumbers with smaller seeds than a regular cucumber. They are typically dark green on one or both ends and lighter in the middle, with bumps running down the sides. What gives this cucumber it “pickling” preference is it’s skin. The thinner skin allows vinegar, brine, or other pickling solutions to penetrate through and flavor the inside flesh. But don’t worry, if pickling is not your thing, just use these cucumbers as you would a salad cucumber! Throw them on top of a salad or in your water with lemon. Just one cup contains only 17 calories.

For the best results, pickle your cucumbers as soon as possible…”pick to pickle” as they say. But if you need to store the them until you have time on your hands, place the veggies in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator to keep them fresh.

Unearthed Recipes

Learn How to Make Dill Pickles without Canning!


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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One thought on “Newsletter: May 7, 2015

  1. I just made some pickles with cucumbers straight from our garden! They’re so easy, and it’s really fun to add a sliced jalapeño and/or a couple cloves of garlic for something a little jazzy!

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