May 11, 2016

Mediterranean Night – Veggie Style!

Kim White of Yogitrition is at it again! She will be hosting a Mediterranean Night on Saturday, May 21st from 3:30 to 6:30. Kim will be sharing some of her favorite Mediterranean recipes during the class and will include tips on:

  • Taking your classic hummus to a new level using fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes
  • Using walnuts in pesto versus pine nuts
  • Making a quick and easy Tuscan bean soup
  • Creating a cauliflower pizza crust and the limitless ingredients you can use for toppings

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Carnivores, don’t be scared! Kim designs her classes for all people 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 available, be 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 that she can do right in the comfort of your own home! Invite a few friends and make it a party!

Happy Cooking,

Amie, Nicole & the FPP Team!


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, Harriett’s Bluff Organic Blueberry Farm, Hoover Organic Farm, Long & Scott Farms, Promised Land Organics, The Family Garden & Organic Farm, Uncle Matt’s

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Local Box: Organic Roma Beans, Carrots, Swiss Chard, Organic Lettuce, Pickling Cucumbers, Organic Blueberries, Red Potatoes, Sweet Corn

Organic Box: Local Roma Beans, Local Blueberries, Local Dino Kale, Local Patty Pan Squash, Local Cucumbers, Local Peaches, Local Lettuce, Local Fennel, Local Green Peppers, Local Yukon Potatoes

Fruit Only Box: Local Blueberries, Florida Organic Peaches, Organic Bananas, Organic Peaches, Organic Cantaloupe, Organic Ataulflo Mango

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


Veggie Unearthed

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Your Roma Beans came to us from Promised Land Organics in Alachua, Florida — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Roma Beans are known as the Italian String Bean. They are broader than string beans and have flat pods. You cook them like you would a string bean, but to get the full flavor of the Roma, cook them all the way through until they lose their dark green color. These little numbers are much preferred by our farmers over the string bean because of their tender texture and their vibrant taste.

I think everyone who knows the Roma Bean feels a little nostalgic when they see them. When it comes to brussel sprouts we always say “don’t cook ’em the way grandma used to”. But in this case, Grandparents know best! My favorite way to cook them, again a recipe from my grandfather, is with bacon and potatoes. The video above shows the chef’s favorite recipe, Summer Roma Bean Salad with Garlic and Mint Dressing, that his grandfather used to make. If you didn’t grow up with good ‘ol southern cooking, here are a few recipes to peruse.

Roma Bean 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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