FPP News: April 13, 2016

Fresh Jax Items are Stocked Up!

If you have been missing out on Fresh Jax items the past couple weeks, you’ll be happy to know we are have stocked up the shelves! If you haven’t yet tried their tasty treats, now is a great time. I can’t say enough about their products. They are as delicious as they are nutritious. Seeds and nuts are perfect toppings for your salad. The peanut butter is packed with seeds that crunch. And, their hot sauces and seasonings are spicing things up at the dinner table.

If you’re like me and love the cashew nut cheese, we will be waiting just a few more weeks. Fresh Jax is on the move and needed to put some of their items on hold. Husband and wife owners, Jason and Hillary, are moving their kitchen to Jacksonville’s Southside area and expanding their business into a cafe with smoothie bar PLUS a yoga studio! We are so excited to see this small business grow and do amazing things. Congratulation, Fresh Jax! You can see the plans on the website.

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Featured Local Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Beli Farm, Blue Bayou Organic Blueberry Farm, Blue Sky Farm, Fresh Start, Frog Song Organics, Hoover Organic Farm, Promised Land Organics, The Family Garden

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Local Box: Parsnips, Organic Squash & Zucchini, Organic Bok Choy, Organic Red Romaine Lettuce, Organic Blueberries, Organic Sweet Onions, Organic Snow Peas, Loose Tomatoes

Organic Box: Local Squash & Zuchinni, Local Blueberries, Local Snow Peas, Local Green Kale, Locale White Turnips, Local Red Leaf Lettuce, Local Sweet Onion, Local Strawberries

Fruit Only Box: Local Organic Blueberries, Local Organic Strawberries, Organic Banana, Organic Kiwi, Organic Gala Apples, Organic Pears, Organic Ataulfo Mango

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


Veggie Unearthed

Your Parsnips came to us from Blue Sky Farm in Elkton, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Though parsnips look like white carrots, they are their own veggie! They are, however, related to both carrots and parsley. Parsnips are high in fiber and have a sweet taste like the carrot but seem to have a more starchy texture like a potato. I find the dryer starchy texture makes it perfect for frying, baking, and mashing with potatoes. Parsnips can also be roasted, boiled, or eaten raw.

Like carrots, you’ll want to separate the tops from the root when you get your delivery. Wash the parsnips and place in a container or plastic bag with air holes. Store in your refrigerator until cooking your meal. If they seem a little limp, simply submerge in water and place back in refrigerator. You’ll see them perk right back up within hours.

Here’s a few ideas to get you started in the kitchen, including a rare Raw Parsnip recipe! I have to admit, most folks cook parsnips.

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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