FPP News: March 17, 2016

Come see us at The Natural Life Festival this Sunday!

An annual festival celebration like no other! The Natural Life Music & Arts Festival unites world class Americana musicians, artisans, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts & festival goers of all ages for a spectacular Sunday.

Join us at scenic Metro Park in Jacksonville, Florida this Sunday, March 13th (11-8pm) for our version of the perfect day! Music, food, friends. Nothing better! Oh except that admission is FREE.

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Featured Local Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Alvarez Farms, Beli Farm, Blue Sky Farm, Brown’s Farm, Frog Song Organics, Hoover Organic Farm, Promised Land Organics, Wish Farms

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Local Box: Organic Red Leaf Lettuce, Carrots, Organic Snow Peas, Cabbage, Strawberries, Organic Lacinato Kale, Broccoli, Spring Onions

Organic Box: Local Snow Peas, Local Green Leaf Lettuce, Local Green Onions, Fl Strawberries, Asparagus, Local Collard Greens, Local Easter Egg Radish, Lemon, Tomatoes

Fruit Only Box: Local Strawberries, Organic Blueberries, Organic Navel Oranges, Organic Bananas, Organic Bartlett Pears, Organic Pink Lady Apples, Organic Altuflo Mango

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


Veggie Unearthed

Cabbage

Your Cabbage is coming to us from Brown’s Farm in Orange Heights, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

This week’s Veggie Unearthed is perfectly timed with St. Patty’s Day! It’s generally associated with Ireland, but it was actually brought to Europe from Asia by the Celts. The name comes from the French word “caboche” which means “head.” Continuing the French connection, cabbage was introduced to the Americas in the 1500s by French navigator Jacques Cartier. It only takes three months to mature and can yield more edible veggie per acre than any other crop.

Low in calories and high in Vitamins K and C, cabbage is a nutritional powerhouse that has compounds that have been tied to cancer prevention! To keep the vitamin levels intact and the head fresh, it’s important to keep cabbage cold. Keep the head whole and place it in the crisper drawer of your fridge, loosely wrapped in a plastic bag. Stored properly, cabbage can last a week to 10 days.

To prepare your cabbage for cooking, simply peel off the first few layers of leaves until you get to clean, tightly wrapped leaves. Rinse off any dirt that might remain around the stem. Cut the head in half through the stem, carefully slice out a “V” shape around the inedible stem then cut, slice, chop or shred your cabbage according to your recipe.

Cabbage Recipes

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 box. You can also email us at fp@frontporchpickings.com.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Returning your produce box clean and undamaged means that we can use it again and again. This keeps costs down, minimizes landfill waste and keeps your carbon footprint smaller. Boxes that aren’t returned will incur a $5.00 replacement fee, so be sure to put it out for pickup!

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