FPP News: Dec 9, 2015

We’ve added Deland Bakery Granola to Our Store!

Looking for local granola? We got it! We stopped in to Deland Bakery and met with owner, Alfredo Avilla to see what all the fuss was about. Now we know — its gluten free granola that the entire family will fight over, no matter the age or palette! It’s a perfect blend of salty and sweet and the right amount of crunch. Woah — and for a special treat try the chocolate granola. It is heavenly.

In addition to it’s great taste, its packed with healthy ingredients such as: Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Honey, Organic Maple Syrup, Sunflower Oil, Whole Almonds, Sliced Almonds, Organic Flax Seeds, Organic Sesame Seeds, Organic Hulled Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Hulled Sunflower Seeds, Organic Shredded Coconut.

Granola_Yogurt600deland_certificationsNot only is this granola healthy and delicious but it comes with a list of certifications that you can’t beat! Please check out the Deland Bakery website for more information about their products.  It’s mom approved, toddler approved, and hippie sister approved!

Happy Eating!

The FPP Team


Featured Items This Week

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The Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Blue Sky Farms, Beli Farms, Blue Sky Farms, Brown’s Farm, Butrico Groves, Hoover Organic Farm, Siembra Organics, Wish Farms

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Local Box: Local Organic Yucca, Local Broccoli, Local Tomatoes on the Vine, Local Arugula, Plant City Strawberries, Local Grapefruit, Local Cabbage, Local Sweet Peppers

Organic Box: Local Organic Yucca, Local Organic Broccoli Crowns, Local Organic Collards, Organic Cucumber, Local Organic Mini Red Romaine, Organic Onion, Organic Avocado, Organic Cameo Apples, Local Organic Beets with Tops, Organic Sunburst Squash

Grab & Go: Local Broccoli, Organic Cucumber, Plant City Strawberries, Local Organic Carrots, Organic Banana, Local Organic Mini Red Romaine Lettuce, Local Grapefruit, Organic Cameo Apples

Salad Box: Local Broccoli, Organic cucumbers, Local Organic Carrots, Local Arugula, Local Sweet Peppers, Local Green Onions, Local Grape Tomatoes, Organic Lemon, Local Organic Mini Red Romaine

Fruit (Add-on): (Plant City Strawberries, Organic Bananas, Local Navel Oranges, Organic Cameo Apples), Organic Kiwi, Local Grapefruit, Organic Mango

Smoothie Box: Organic Banana, Organic Cameo Apples, Organic Mango, Local Organic Green Kale, Organic Spinach, Local Ginger, Organic Pineapple, Plant City Strawberries, Local Navel Oranges

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


Veggie Unearthed: Yucca

Your Yucca Root came from Siembra Organic in SW Gainesville, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Yucca is a starchy root most commonly grown in tropical climates and popular in Asia and South America. Here in the US, we may know Yucca as Tapioca. Yes, as in Tapioca Pudding. Those little pearls of Tapioca are just ground mashed Yucca.

This root, like many root vegetables, is high in carbohydrates and fiber. However, Yucca also provides a great source of potassium. In fact, 1 cup of yucca has nearly the same amount of potassium as 1 medium sized banana.

Now do not treat this Yucca as you would a store bought Yucca that lasts centuries. Store bought yucca is sterilized with bleach and then coated with paraffin (fancy word for food wax) to maintain it’s stable shelf life. Store in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator and set the humidity to low. Use your root veggie within 7 days of delivery.

Yucca has a mild flavor can be used much like a potato. You can boil, mash, stew, bake or fry the root, but cannot be eaten raw. To prepare your Yucca you must remove the skins. To remove the skins, cut of each end and then use a knife to peel from the top to the bottom, like you would a banana or a pineapple.

Ideas in the kitchen:

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