FPP News:April 20, 2016

Plant-Based Thai Cooking Classes — Saturday April 30th!

Calling all Thai food lovers! Roll up your sleeves as Kim White, of Yogitrition, shares some of her favorite Thai recipes. She’ll be showcasing the herb Thai Basil. Slightly different than sweet basil, Thai Basil tastes a little like anise, with a licorice-likeslightly spicy flavor. If you haven’t been introduced to this herb, you are going to love it! You’ll also be learning how to make your very own delicious summer rolls (technically Vietnamese — but crazy delicious!).

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Love meat? Not a problem. Kim designs her classes for anyone who love delicious, healthy food. Even though the recipes are meat and dairy-free, they are extremely versatile and can be adapted in many ways. There are only 8 spots and we have one week until the add hits the newspaper, so make sure you sign up quickly to reserve your spot!

If you’re not able to make it to this class, you can always schedule a PRIVATE COOKING CLASS right 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: Alvarez Farms, Beli Farm, Blue Bayou Organic Blueberry Farm, Blue Sky Farm, Fresh Start, Hoover Organic Farm, The Family Garden

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Local Box: Organic Snow Peas, Organic Blueberries, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Purple Onions, Organic Cucumber, Organic Green Leaf Lettuce, Mixed Medley Tomatoes

Organic Box: Local Snow Peas, Local Blueberries, Local Cucumber, Local Zucchini, Local Red Leaf Lettuce, Cherry Tomato, Local Fennel, Local Rainbow Carrots, Local Collards

Fruit Only Box: Local Organic Blueberries, Organic Banana, Organic Kiwi, Organic Pineapple, Organic Ataulfo Mango, Organic Bartlett Pear, Organic Navel Oranges

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


Veggie Unearthed

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Your Organic Snow Peas came to us from Hoover Family Farm in Live Oak, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

One of my favorite spring veggies is the snow pea and sugar snap pea. We look forward to it all year long, as the farmers can only harvest them for about 3 to 4 weeks in North Florida.

Snow peas are a perfect low calorie snack when you’re looking for something a little bit sweet and crunchy. We love to eat them raw and dipped in hummus around here. Just about one cup of peas has only 35 calories provides and 2 grams of protein, 3 grams of natural sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 0 fat.

We will send your peas to you wrapped in a plastic bag. To store, keep the peas bagged and place into the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them. Snow peas are also a great side dish or can be cooked as a your main meal in dishes like stir fries or salads. Below is a little inspiration to get you started in the kitchen.

Snow Pea 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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