Newsletter: June 25, 2015

FPP Welcomes The Neighborhood Garden

This week, we welcome The Neighborhood Garden, an organic Co-op in Jacksonville that was started by Melissa Garnier in 2009. We are excited for both members and delivery coordinators to join our FPP family. What does this mean to the rest of Jacksonville? We’ve expanded our territory. For each new member you refer to us, we will credit your account $10 — to spend any way you’d like!
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The Heat is On!

The temperature outside has turned up and there is no escaping it from here on out. To keep your produce staying fresh at your doorstep, be sure to leave a cooler out on delivery days. We request that the cooler is large enough to fit the entire box and it’s contents inside. The waxed cardboard helps insulate the veggies and keep them cooler for longer.


Next Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Beli Farms, Blue Sky Farm, Brown’s Farm, Frog Song Organic Farm, Harriett’s Bluff Organic Blueberry Farm, Hoover Organic Farm, Promised Land Organic Farm, Spuds Farm

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Local Box (Mini):  (GA Sugar Plums, Local Sweet Peppers, Local Organic Butternut Squash, Local Cantaloupe, Local Organic Tomatoes, GA Vidalia Onion, GA Corn) Local Yellow Squash,  Local Red Potatoes

Organic Box, (Mini): (Local Organic Butternut Squash, Local Organic Tomatoes, Organic Broccoli, Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Purple Potatoes), Organic Snap Peas, Local Organic Watermelon

Grab & Go: Local Organic Tomatoes, Organic Broccoli, Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Organic Blueberries, Local Cantaloupe, Organic Red Grapes, Organic Mango, Local Mini Cucumbers

Salad Box: Local Organic Tomatoes, Organic Broccoli, Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Mini Cucumbers, Local Sweet Peppers, GA Vidalia Onions, Organic Haas Avocado, GA Corn

Fruit (Add-on): (Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Red Grapes, Organic Mango, Organic Pink Crisp Apples), Local Cantaloupe, Local Organic Watermelon, SC Sugar Plums

Smoothie Box: Organic Pink Crisp Apples, Local Cantaloupe, Organic Pineapple, Organic Bananas, Organic Lime, Local Organic Mint, Organic Spinach, Organic Mango, SC Peaches

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Recipes Ideas:

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


Veggie Unearthed: Butternut Squash

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Your organic Butternut Squash came to us from Promise Land Organics in Alachua, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Where is your Halloween costume today? Well, it seems that this week’s Veggie Unearthed is really just a pumpkin with its costume hanging on the back of the pantry door. Butternut squash is used interchangeably with pumpkin in recipes throughout the world. In fact, in Australia, it’s called the “butternut pumpkin.” You can use the cooked flesh in the same way you’d use pumpkin in recipes. It’s been noted that the smaller the squash, the sweeter the taste. The flavor and texture are very similar and, just like our old friend Jack, butternuts are a great source of vitamins A, C and E, potassium, magnesium and fiber.

To store, keep in a cool dry place to avoid the skin from rotting. You can either place on the counter or in the refrigerator. The cooler the temperature the longer the squash will last.

Prepping your squash is pretty straightforward. If you’re looking to liberate the orange goodness before cooking, the easiest way is to chop off the very bottom (fat end), then use your veggie peeler to get the skin off. From there, you just use a large knife to split the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, then chop or dice to your recipe’s specifications. Please watch this helpful video to see simple squash prepping in action.

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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