FPP News: Jan 13, 2016

Share us with your friends!

The best compliment we can get is when our customers share us with their friends. Right now, share us with your friends and we will waive their membership fee using coupon code 2016HealthyStart (offer expires 01/17/16) That’s a $25 value for friends and as always, you will earn $10 in FPP credit for each referral!  What’s not to love?

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Don’t forget we have added LOCAL MEAT to our offerings!
We are working with Lake Meadows Naturals of Ocooee, FL and White Oaks Pastures of Bluffton, GA to provide our you 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.


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: Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Green Kale, Plant City Strawberries, Local Mixed Medley Tomatoes, Local Broccoli, Local Dancy Tangerines, Local Organic Yucca, Local Organic Tokyo Turnips

Organic Box: Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Organic Yucca, Local Organic Tokyo Turnips, Local Organic Red Russian Kale, Organic Wax Beans, Organic Roma Tomatoes, Organic Pink Lady Apples, Local Organic Dill, Organic Butternut Squash

Grab & Go: Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Plant City Strawberries, Local Broccoli, Organic Bananas, Local Tomatoes on the vine, Organic Atulfo Mango, Organic Pink Lady Apples

Salad Box: Local Organic Romaine Lettuce, Local Broccoli, Local Tomatoes on the Vine, Local Organic Carrots with Tops, Local Watermelon Radish, Local Sweet Peppers, Local Mini Cucumbers, Organic Red Onions, Organic Sprouts

Fruit Box: (Plant City Strawberries, Organic Bananas, Organic Atulfo Mango, Local Dancy Tangerines), Organic Kiwi, Organic Blueberries, Organic Pink Lady Apple

Smoothie Box: Organic Medjool Dates, Organic Blueberries, Organic Lemon, Organic Banana, Local Grapefruit, Organic Spinach, Local Green Kale, Plant City Strawberries, Organic Pink Lady Apples, Organic Atulfo Mango

*Please note that items may change due to weather and availability


Veggie Unearthed: Tokyo Turnips

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Your turnips are coming to us from Frog Song Farm in Hawthorne, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

This week’s Tokyo turnips will be especially sweet and mild.The smaller size makes for a more tender root and greater flexibility in what dishes you can make with them.  This variety lends a crisp texture that is perfect for eating raw in salads and slaws but also pairs well cooked with their greens.

Once you receive your turnips, cut the greens from the roots, then place both in separate loosely wrapped plastic bags in your crisper drawer. The greens can keep for up to about four days, but as with most greens, we suggest you serve them as soon as possible for the highest quality. Turnip roots can keep for longer, but don’t leave in there too long. The flavor may turn bitter over time.

Steaming your turnip greens will help them retain their amazing nutritional properties. Just one cup of the greens contains 661% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin K and 219% of your vitamin A. Though steaming packs the power punch, we personally love to saute the green just like we would spinach or chard — with olive oil, garlic, and bit of salt and pepper. Hmmm!

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 order.

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