FPP News: August 20, 2015

We’re Back!

We hope you had a good few weeks while we were away. Our FPP team had a great time touring the US, hitting farm to table restaurants, family gardens, wineries, Florida beaches and oh yes — hugged a few redwood trees on our way. We are well rested and ready to start our 2015-2016 season! Now, the local season won’t come into full bloom until late September to Mid October, so we will provide regional items in our local box and in our store for the next month or so. However, we are happy that some of our farmers have braved the heat this summer and continue to provide us some good local eats.

Grapes


Next Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Blue Sky Farm, Brown’s Farm, Frog Song Organics

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Local Box (Mini):  (Local Organic Sweet Potato Greens, Green Beans, Gold Beet Roots, Pickling Cucumbers, Local Organic Asian Pear), Tomatoes, Local Fingerling Potatoes, SC Peaches

Organic Box, (Mini): (Local Organic Sweet Potato Greens, Organic Red Pepper, Organic Yellow Squash, Organic Heirloom Tomatoes, Organic Peaches, Organic Corn), Organic Cabbage, Organic Keitt Mango

Grab & Go: Picking Cucumbers, Organic Avocado, Organic Red Pepper, Organic Keitt Mango, Organic Romaine, Organic Black Grapes, Organic Bananas, Organic Peaches

Salad Box: Pickling Cucumbers, Organic Red Pepper, Organic Romaine, Organic Cabbage, Organic Cauliflower, Organic Red Onion, Organic Corn

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Banana, Organic Thomcord Grapes, Organic Braeburn Apples, Organic Peaches), Organic Keitt Mango, Local Organic Asian Pear, Organic Oranges

Smoothie Box: Organic Banana, Organic Avocado, Organic Pineapple, Organic Kale, Organic Baby Spinach, Organic Braeburn Apples, Organic Peaches, Organic Oranges

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Recipes Ideas:

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


Veggie Unearthed: Sweet Potato Greens

SPGreens

Move over beets greens! We are welcoming Sweet Potato Greens to the table this summer. Farmers in North Florida are not yet ready to dig up the fall sweet potato crop, however, the leaves are ready for the skillet now. 

Although not a popular dish in the US, sweet potato greens are commonly served in other parts of the world. Potato greens are similar to spinach. Leaves are tender and have a sweeter taste than greens like kale or chard. These greens are super healthy with more Vitamin C and B6 than the potato attached and contains nearly 90% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin K. Low in calories, zero fat and cholesterol — looks like we might have the next superfood for you!

Potato greens are similar in taste and texture as spinach and should be stored similarly as well. Refrigerate your greens as soon as possible by storing in a glass or plastic container such as a salad spinner. A little bit of moisture will keep them hydrated, but do not get the greens wet or wash until you are ready to eat. It’s best to eat within 24 hours of delivery.


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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