FPP News: Nov 4, 2015

Happy Halloween Ya’ll!

Our pumpkins are carved and party decorations are hanging from the trees! We hope y’all have a spooky good time this weekend. We know once Halloween hits, we are all on the fast track to the Holiday season. Mark your calendars now, FPP will be delivering the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas. ALL deliveries will be made one day earlier than your usual delivery day. We will be on holiday break (meaning we’ll be sleeping in and schlepping around the house, not running farm trips or packing veggie boxes) during the week of December 27 through January 2nd.

Plant Based Holiday Cooking Series begins November 14th!

Holiday Cooking Class1Join us for Part 1 of 2 of Yogitrition’s “Deliciously Plant-Based for the Holidays Cooking Series”. Over the next few weeks Yogi Kim White will be teaching fellow foodies how to put a creative, healthy twist on classic holiday recipes; as well as throw in a few, new inspiring ideas for delicious holiday dishes. Whether you’ll be hosting your own holiday celebration or attending as a guest, you’ll have plenty of tasty options to delight your family and friends.

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Your Opinion Counts — Customer Feedback Survey

If you missed last week’s newsletter, we announced our customer feedback survey. Providing you with the best service is our top priority and we are committed to improving our service based on your feedback. You could really help us out by sharing your experience with us! We want every customer to smile when opening our box of goodies.

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Featured Items This Week

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The Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Brown’s Farm, Butrico Groves, Frog Song Organics, Hoover Organic Farm, Promised Land Organics

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Local Box (Mini):  (Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Organic Bok Choy, Local Pink Eye Peas, Local Organic Zucchini, Local Pickling Cucumbers, Local Fall Glo Tangerines), Lacinato Kale, NC Apples

Organic Box, (Mini): (Organic Sweet Mini Peppers, Organic Brocolli, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Organic Collard Greens, Local Organic Cucumber, Organic Pineapple), Organic Red Onion, Local Organic Baby Turnips, Organic Ambrosia Apples 

Grab & Go: Organic Sweet Mini Peppers, Organic Broccoli, Local Organic Green Leaf, Organic Pineapple, Organic Cucumber, Organic Kiwi, Local Fall Glow Tangerines, NC Apples

Salad Box: Organic Sweet Mini Peppers, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Organic Cucumber, Organic Red Onion, Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Organic French Breakfast Radish, Siracha Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Alfalfa Sprouts

Fruit (Add-on): (Organic Red Grapes, Organic Pomegranate, NC Apples, Local Fall Glo Tangerines), Organic Small Pineapple),  Organic Kiwi, Organic Anjou Pears

Smoothie Box: Organic Red Grapes, Local Organic Cucumbers, Organic Small Pineapple, Organic Anjou Pear, Local Lacinato Kale, Organic Ginger, Organic Baby Spinach, Organic Juicing Carrots, Organic Avocado, Organic Oranges, Organic Bananas

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


Veggie Unearthed: Lettuce

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Your lettuce came to us from Hoover Organic Farms in Live Oak, FL — Less than 100 miles of most our customers’ homes.

Salad this time of year? Why yes! Here in Florida the tender leaves of lettuce wilt away in the hot summer sun. Lettuce is a fall and winter crop in our area and is “in season” usually from November to early May.

We always recommend storing any leafy green veggies in a your salad spinner. And if you do not have one, the next best things is a plastic bag or plastic/glass container large enough to hold them, washing only when ready to use. Whatever you do — please don’t put that precious lettuce in the refrigerator without protection. Because greens need hydration to stay fresh, the lettuce will wilt within hours if not protected by a container or bag.  If properly stored, lettuce can last up to a week!

Break out of your typical routine with lettuce. Lettuce can be used for smoothies, wraps, soups, and, of course, hearty dinner salads. When it comes to your salads, don’t just add they typical tomato and cucumber and call it a night. Spice things up! Try a southwestern salad using some Mayport shrimp and Fresh Jax Siracha Pumpkin Seeds!

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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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