FPP News: June 1, 2016

Summer Bundles are Back!

Long hot days make the thought of cooking dinner overwhelming. We have created a few simple bundles that will keep your kitchen duties light and your taste buds happy!

  • Small Cheese Bundle: Raw Cheddar Cheese, Baguette, Apples, Red Grapes
  • Salad Bundle: Serve up tasty salads for a few nights
  • Grab & Go: A perfect opportunity to snack on raw veggies & fruit
  • Caesar Chicken Salad: Just a touch of cooking!
  • Smoothie Bundles: Drink your greens in a delicious way.

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Happy Cooking,

Amie, Nicole & the FPP Team!

Featured Local Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Brown’s Farm, Frog Song Organics, Harriet’s Bluff Organic Blueberry Farm, Hoover Organic Farm, Promised Land Organics, The Family Garden & Organic Farm, Wells Brothers Farm

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Local Box: Organic Eggplant, Organic Cantaloupe, Delicata Squash, White Acre Peas, Corn (non-GMO), Grape Tomatoes, Organic Summer Crisp Lettuce, Organic Blueberries

Organic Box: Local Butternut, Local Red & Gold Tomatoes, Local Zucchini, Local Eggplant, Local Cantaloupe, Local Summer Crisp Lettuce, Local Blueberries, Broccoli, Local Red Potatoes

Fruit Only Box: Organic Seedless Red Grapes, Organic Pineapple, Organic Kiwi, Local Organic Bueberries, Local Organic Cantaloupe, Organic Sugar Baby Watermelon

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


Veggie Unearthed

peas

Your White Acre Eye Peas came to us from Brown’s Farms of Orange Heights, FL, less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

Southern Peas like White Acre, Black Eyes and Zippers are used as a cover crop during the less abundant Florida summers to replace nutrients and keep soil from eroding. Luckily for us, peas are also grown to make our mouths water. They make nutritious and delicious meals with a good source of protein and dietary fiber.

To store your peas, leave in the clam shell or bag they arrive in. Peas are delicate and need to be kept cold. Refrigerate immediately upon delivery and use within 1 to 3 days. If you are unable to eat within this time, blanch and freeze the peas for up to 6 months. Freezing is a much better way to preserve the delicate taste and tender texture of fresh peas over canning.

Prepare your peas simply with garlic, salt and pepper and bacon drippings, butter or olive oil. Serve plain or over rice. Or try one of these other 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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