FPP News: February 17, 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day FPP Friends!

We want you to know how much love we have for all of our customers! To sweeten your Valentine’s Day we are offering 20% off cookies and bars from Old Cup Cafe! Just type in the coupon code: BeMine at checkout. Expires Feb 29th, 2016.

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Grass Fed Means Cooking with Lower Temps!

We are excited to be offering grass fed beef from White Oaks Pastures. Because this beef is grass fed and not corn fed, it has higher levels of protein and a lower fat content which means you can easily overcook it! You may need to re-learn how to cook your meat. White Oaks Pastures recommends lowering the over temperature by about 50°F when using your recipes and cooking for a shorter time. For the best results, see the recipes specific to White Oaks’ grass fed meat on their website.

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Photo courtesy of White Oaks Pastures

 


Featured Local Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Beli Farm, Blue Sky Farm, Brown’s Farm, Fresh Start Hydroponics, Hoover Organic Farm, Promised Land Organics, Uncle Matt’s Organic, Wish Farms

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Local Box: Rutabaga, Organic Red and Green Lettuce Bundles, Brussel Sprouts, Tomatoes on the Vine, Plant City Strawberries, Ginger, Collard Greens, Broccoli

Organic Box: Local Red and Green Lettuce Bundles, Local Carrots, Local Green Kale, Cauliflower, Blueberries, God Blush Apples, Sweet Mini Peppers, Sweet Potatoes

Fruit Only Box: Organic Bluberries, Plant City Strawberries, Organic Bananas, Organic Cameo Apples, Local Organic Tangerines

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


Veggie Unearthed: Brussel Sprouts

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Your brussel sprouts are coming from Brown’s Farm in Orange Heights, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers homes.

We know that Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. We’re asking you to give them another chance — and not to cook them the way our grandmother’s made them. We would never tell you to boil these bad boys! When fresh and properly prepared they are just as yummy as any other veggie.

Brussels sprouts keep best when stored in the refrigerator. They will come to you in a plastic clamshell. Keep the clamshell closed and pop them straight into the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. As with most greens, we suggest washing them just before you cook them.

Brussel Sprouts Recipes

 

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