FPP News: June 29, 2016

What’s Cool on a Hot Summer day?

Iced Guatemala Huehuetenango Coffee! Brew, pop in the fridge for a few hours, pour over ice, and add your favorite coffee creamer. Perfect for sipping on the front porch!  

Grown at the base of the Cuchumatanes, the highest nonvolcanic mountain range in Central America, this single origin coffee is then imported and roasted by J.O.B. Coffee Roasters of Jacksonville to a medium darkness. A medium roast allows the true flavors of the bean to shine through. According to James, roaster and co-owner, “this coffee provides a sweet acidity, pleasant fruity tones, and notes of cocoa and plum while remaining well balanced. It has a smooth texture and a solid body which finishes clean with a delightful aftertaste.”  And remember, if making iced coffee, brew your coffee stronger than usual because it will dilute as the ice melts!

You’ll find both whole bean and ground under the Coffee, Tea & Honey tab. 

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ABOUT THE ARTISAN

Roaster and co-owner, James Adams, got his start in Chicago learning about coffee and started roasting in mid 2000’s when he moved to Jacksonville. He and his business partner, Bob Heinrich, started their first business in 2007, roasting for their own coffee shop in Mandarin. In 2014, they left the retail world to focus on their passion of roasting and grow their Jacksonville based company. Today, they roast for popular restaurants like Maple Street Biscuit Company, Urban Grind, and other locally owned coffee houses throughout Northeast Florida.

 

Happy Sipping,
Amie & the FPP Team!

Featured Local Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers:  Blue Sky Farm, Brown’s Farm, Harriet’s Bluff Organic Blueberry Farm, Hoover Organic Farm, Muhlberry Hill, The Family Garden & Organic Farm, Turner Family Groves

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Local Box: Watermelon, Okra, Yum Yum Peppers, Whiteacre Peas, Yellow Squash, Organic Blueberries, Peter Wilcox Potatoes, S. FL Mangoes

Organic Box: Local Blueberries, Local Watermelon, Local Red/Grn Bell Peppers, Local Grape Tomatoes, Brocolli Crowns, Red Butterleaf Lettuce, Zucchini. Red Potatoes

Fruit Only Box: Local Organic Blueberries, Local Watermelon, SC Peaches, Organic Strawberries, Organic Green Grapes, S. FL Mangoes

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


Veggie Unearthed

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Your watermelon came to us from Brown’s Farm in Orange Heights and The Family Garden of Gainesville, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

We all know that watermelon cools your jets on a hot day, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help out folks with inflammatory issues like asthma and arthritis. It’s even said to help bring down swelling during pregnancy! It’s a good bet for dieters because it’s low in calories, as the name would suggest, contains a great deal of water. Add in vitamins A & C as well as potassium and this is really nature’s healthy popsicle! If you’re still skeptical that something so sweet can be so good for you, remember that technically, watermelon is a vegetable.

In parts of Asia, watermelons are a popular gift to bring a host. If you’re headed out to a barbecue, nothing could be sweeter!

Store your melon in the fridge for up to one week. Watermelons are pretty self explanatory in the prepping department. You’ll want a big knife or cleaver. Wash it, slice ‘er up and do what comes naturally.

Unearthed 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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