FPP News: July 29, 2015

Eating the Colors of the Rainbow

Dazzle your dinner plates with color! Not only will adding color to a meal make it beautiful and enticing, but by mixing up your plate with the colors of the rainbow you’ll help your body get the broad mix of the nutrients it needs! Think outside the box — instead of steaming up one hot veggie, try sauteing a medley of different veggies, create a colorful fruit salad, or add cranberries, oranges, and nuts to a spinach and kale salad. Explore the rainbow!

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Below are the colors of the rainbow and the health benefits they bring to the table:

  • Red: Improves heart & blood health and joint support
  • Orange: Cancer prevention and increased collagen production
  • Yellow: Heart health & immune support
  • Green: Known for detoxification, green veggies promote healthy bodily functions and increased immune support
  • Blue/Purple: Powerful antioxidants to help reduce risks of cancer, heart disease & memory loss


Next Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Beli Farms, Blue Sky Farm, Brown’s Farm, Double Blake Farms, Frog Song Organics, Promised Land Organics, Homestead Organics

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Local Box (Mini):  (Green Tomatoes, Local Japanese Eggplants, Local Organic Asian Pears, Local Fingerling Potatoes, Local White Acre Peas), GA Watermelon, GA Vidalia Onions, Local Organic Butternut Squash

Organic Box, (Mini): (Local Organic Asian Pears, Organic Romaine Lettuce, Organic Red Peppers, Organic Sugar Snap Peas, Organic Tomatoes, Organic Avalanch Potatoes), Organic Green Grapes, Organic Pluots, Organic Celery

Grab & Go: Organic Romaine Lettuce, Organic Sugar Snap Peas, Organic Green Grapes, Organic Bananas, Organic Broccoli Crowns, SC Peaches, Local Mini Cucumbers, Organic Oranges, Tomatoes

Salad Box: Organic Romaine Lettuce, Organic Broccoli Crowns, Local Mini Cucumbers, Organic Red Peppers, Organic Celery, Organic Baby Spinach, Tomatoes

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Green Grapes, SC Peaches, Organic Oranges, Organic Pink Crisp Apples) Organic Bananas, Organic Pluots, GA Watermelon, Organic Kent Mango

Smoothie Box: Organic Bananas, Organic Kent Mango, Local Spinach, Organic Limes, Local Ginger, Organic Green Grapes, SC Peaches, Organic Pink Crisp Apples

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Recipes Ideas:

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


Veggie Unearthed: Green Tomatoes

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We all know what to do with a red, ripe tomatoes, but green tomatoes? What were they thinking? Well when the weather doesn’t cooperate, farmers can find themselves with an abundance of unripe fruit. Too much heat melts the fruit before it becomes ripe and cold temperatures damage the flesh. This abundance lead to culinary creativity! Although originally an unwelcome guest to the table, many delicious recipes have developed. Green tomatoes can be used in sauces, salsas, stews, grilled, sliced in salads, and of course fried!

Green tomatoes are low in calories, rich in vitamin B & K, and chock full of antioxidants vitamins A & C. If you are steering clear of fried foods have no worries, there are plenty of delicious recipes that include green tomatoes.


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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