FPP News: April 6, 2016

Mexican Fiesta — Veggie Style, April 9th!

If you love Mexican food you’ll want to attend this plant-based Mexican Cooking Class taught by Yogitrition’s Kim White. A fan of Mexican food herself, she will be sharing her all-time favorite recipes in this class. What does she have on the agenda? One, she’ll teach you how to make the most amazing meat-free tacos that will fill you up and have your taste buds asking for more. Two, she’ll teach you the secrets of making delicious enchiladas using her signature cashew queso cheese. Three, you’ll learn how to make a variety of side dishes that would compliment any Mexican dish. All dishes are meat & dairy-free.

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There are only 8 seats available, make sure you sign up quickly to reserve your spot!

If you’re not able to attend Kim’s class on April 9th, you can always schedule a private cooking class in the comfort of your own home. Invite a few friends and make it a party!

 


Featured Local Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Beli Farm, Blue Sky Farm, Fresh Start, Hoover Organic Farm, Promised Land Organics, Siembra Organic Farm, The Family Garden

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Local Box: Organic Sweet Onions, Organic Dandelion Greens, Salad Mix, Rainbow Carrots, Cheddar Cauliflower, Organic Kohlrabi, Tomatoes on the Vine

Organic Box: Local Sweet Onions, Local Squash/Zucchini, Local Red Beets, Local Arugula, Broccoli, Local Red Radish, Garlic, Strawberries

Fruit Only Box: Organic Strawberries, Organic Bananas, Organic Bartlett Pears, Organic Ataulflo Mangoes, Organic Kiwi, Organic Pineapple, Organic Valencia Oranges

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


Veggie Unearthed

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Your Dandelion Greens came to us from Siembra Farm in Gainesville, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Greens, greens, and more greens. But have you had Dandelion greens lately? Dandelion greens aren’t just those pesky weeds we spend time plucking from our yards. This green is edible from flower to root! Not only can you use them in the kitchen, but dandelion greens are also known to have medicinal value in treating issues such as gall badder stones, cirrhosis, edema, and acne.

Like most dark, leafy greens, Dandelion greens hold a powerful nutritional punch. Each cup contains vitamin A as beta-carotene (186% RDA) and vitamin C (21% RDA), vitamins B1 (9% RDA), B2 (11% RDA) and B6 (11% RDA), vitamin E (13% RDA) and last but certainly not least, vitamin K (357% RDA).

Dandelion greens can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, sauteed or braised. Smaller, more tender greens can be eaten raw in salads, but the larger, more fibrous leaves have a bitter taste and are best suited for cooking. You can also use this green in smoothies!

Dandelion Green 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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