FPP News: Jan 2, 2016

Happy New Year!

Thank you all for supporting FPP in a successful 2015 and our mission to connect local farms and food artisans to our community. Our top priority is to provide our members the freshest produce while providing our farmers a fair price for their very hard work. And, we are doing just that thanks to YOU

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In addition, we want to thank you for taking the time to participate in the surveys we recently sent out. Your responses are invaluable to us and help guide the direction of our business. As we step into the new year, we’ve made plans based on your responses and wanted to share the results with you.

So…What do our customers love about FPP?
You love how fresh our produce is when it arrives at your door! And, just like us, our customers believe that buying locally is very important. That made our hearts sing!

What you wanted from FPP? Local Meat.
And that is just what we added for 2016! We are working with Lake Meadows Naturals of Ocooee, FL and White Oaks Pastures of Bluffton, GA to provide our customers all natural, hormone free, pasture raised meats. For safety, all meat arrives to us frozen and is shipped to your door the same way. We will transport the meat in freezer bags with ice packs and will place in a cooler if you are not home. Please be sure to return the silver freezer packs on your next delivery date.

Thank you again for an amazing 2015. We have grown leaps and bounds to provide more options and flexibility for our customers. We look forward to accomplishing great things with you this year!

Amie, Jan, Nicole & The FPP Team


Featured Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

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

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Local Box: Plant City Strawberries, Local Purple or Cheddar Cauliflower, Local Salad Mix, Local Fingerling Potatoes, Local Organic Dill, Local Watermelon Radish, Local Baby Bok Choy, Local Navel Oranges

Organic Box: Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Organic Cilantro, Local Organic Swiss Chard, Local Organic Sweet Potatoes, Organic Bacon Avocado Organic Slicing Tomatoes, Organic Pink Lady Apples, Local Organic Kohlrabi, Organic Green Peppers

Grab & Go: Local Strawberries, Local Purple or Cheddar Cauliflower, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Organic Blueberries, Local Sweet Peppers, Local Tomatoes on the Vine, Local Navel Oranges, Organic Pink Lady Apples

Salad Box: Local Purple or Cheddar Cauliflower, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Sweet Peppers, Local Salad Mix, Local Watermelon Radish, Local Mixed Medley Tomatoes, Local Mini Cucumbers, Organic Bacon Avocado

Fruit (Add-on): Plant City Strawberries, Organic Blueberries, Local Navel Oranges, Organic Pink Lady Apples

Smoothie Box: Plant City Strawberries, Organic Pink Lady Apples, Local Spinach, Local Organic Green Kale, Organic Medjool Dates, Organic Pineapple, Local Navel Oranges, Organic Bananas

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


Veggie Unearthed: Cauliflower

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Your cheddar & purple cauliflower came to us from Blue Farm in Elkton, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

A specialty variety of cauliflower known for its colors, these cauliflowers have been popping up at farmers markets and some specialty stores all over. The taste and texture is similar to white cauliflower. The orange cauliflower is also known as “Cheddar” even though the taste is nothing like cheese. The flavor is mild, slightly sweet, and bit creamy. The purple cauliflower is mild and slightly sweet just like the orange. However, it is lends a bit more of an earthy or nutty flavor. Neither cauliflower varieties not grow as large as it’s more popular white variety. Expect the crown to be about 5-7 inches in diameter.

This week you will have either Cheddar or Purple Cauliflower in your order. Since Blue Sky does not have enough of one color to provide all our local boxes, we chose to mix it up with a surprise when you open your box.  You won’t be disappointed with either!

The best way to store your cauliflower is in the refrigerater and wrapped in a plastic or paper bag. You may also cut your cauliflower into serving sizes and store in a glass container to keep fresh. Be sure to wash thoroughly before cooking! Because the color fades when cooked, we prefer to use the purple cauliflower raw or lightly steamed. However, cooking it up in your favorite recipe will not change the taste…just the color.

Ideas in the kitchen:

Need Veggie Tech Support? Visit us on Facebook to share recipes and tips with other FPP customers and ask any questions you might have about the contents of your bin.

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