FPP Newsletter: Feb 03, 2016

Have you tried Olive My Pickle yet???

Olive My Pickle pickles aren’t just freakishly delicious pickles, but they are good for your health. These lactofermented pickles have the probiotics shown to nutritionally support the body’s immune functions by introducing beneficial bacteria into your digestive system. Don’t be fooled, not all pickle are the same! Many of the modern-day pickles are made using vinegar or heat processing, which will remove the the beneficial bacteria. So eat up! You can find a few flavors of their pickles under the “Condiments” tab.

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Olive My Pickle is family-run by founders Shai and Charlotte Tzabari and their two boys Noam and Avner.  Growing up, Shai spent spent hours in the kitchen of his grandparents– eastern European immigrants to Israel– who passed their old-world food traditions to Shai over the course of many meals throughout his childhood. You’ll taste the tradition in these jars!

Free Membership Coupon extended through Jan 31st!

The best compliment we can get is when our customers share us with their friends. We are extending the coupon code 2016HealthyStart through the end of January (01/31/16)! Share us with your friends and we will waive their membership fee using this coupon. 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?


Featured Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Beli Farm, Blue Sky Farm, Butrico Groves, Double Blake Farm, Fresh Start Hydroponics, Hoover Organic Farm, Uncle Matt’s Organic, Wish Farms

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Local Box: Local Beets, Local Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Red Russian Kale, Local Mixed Color Tomatoes, FL Strawberries, Local Rainbow Carrots, Local Red Radish, Local Mini Cucumbers

Organic Box: Local Organic Collard Greens, Local Organic Butterleaf Lettuce, Organic Broccoli, Organic Tomato Medley, Organic Tangelos, Organic Red Potato, Organic Red Onion, Organic Enterprise Apples

Grab & Go: Local Organic Butterleaf Lettuce, Florida Strawberries, Local Sweet Peppers, Loca Grape Tomatoes, Local Broccoli, Organic Bananas, Organic Anjou Pear, Organic Enterprise Apples

Salad Box: Local Organic Butterleaf Lettuce, Local Broccoli, Organic Red Onion, Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Red Radish, Local Mini Cucumbers, Local Organic Carrots

Fruit Box: (Plant City Strawberries, Organic Bananas, Organic Tangelo, Organic Enterprise Apples), Organic Kiwi, Organic Blueberries, Organic Anjou Pear

Smoothie Box: Plant City Strawberries, Organic Bananas, Local Spinach, Local Kale, Organic Pineapple, Local Grapefruit, Organic Blueberries, Organic Avocado, Organic Tangelo

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


Veggie Unearthed: Beets with Tops

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Your beets came to us from Blue Sky Farm, in Hastings, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

When we were kids, beets were canned or pickled and definitely not among our favorite things to find on our plates. These fresh, delightful beets are sweet and will change your mind! The interior flesh is absolutely gorgeous with a deep burgundy color. Don’t underestimate the power of these guys when roasted and simply paired with goat cheese. Goat cheese pairs so well with beets that there are hundreds of recipes matching up the two!

To store your beets, remove the tops and store the greens separately in a loosely wrapped plastic bag or glass container. The tops are edible and can be used any way you would prepare other greens like spinach or swiss chard. Greens will last just a few days, but the beet roots might last two to four weeks if properly stored. Place your beet roots in another bag and store them in your fridge. As always, don’t wash the greens or the roots until you are ready to prepare them, as moisture will quickly rot both.

Beet Recipes

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