FPP News: July 6, 2015

Plant Based BBQ Class- July 9th!

Summer is in full swing and with the 4th of July around the corner, BBQs are on the calendar! If you’re interested in “healthying” up your BBQ options or are tired of bringing hummus to every picnic or barbecue you attend, you need to take this class. Kim White, of Yogitrition, is going to teach you two plant-based, meat-free options for grilling and BBQ, as well as her  Coleslaw and Potato Salad recipes that are absolute hits with all of her family. She says no one misses the mayo! For more information please see her website.

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Homemade BBQ Sauce –  Learn how to make a simple, yet delicious sauce perfect for folks who love a little sweet and smoke with their BBQ.

BBQ Jackfruit –  Jackfruit is a deliciously creative way to enjoy your barbecue, minus the meat. While it doesn’t taste exactly like pulled pork, Jackfruit has a similar texture and makes a hearty BBQ sandwich–it’s especially tasty topped with the Cilantro Lime Slaw yo’ll be making.

Grilled Tempeh – Tempeh, absolutely my favorite meat substitute for barbecue. While it may look funny, it sure knows how to handle barbecue sauce! Even meat eaters are pleasantly surprised when they try tempeh BBQ for the first time.

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw – This recipe will be an adaptation of her original recipe. The slaw is mixed with a creamy, refreshing tahini-cilantro lime dressing. You won’t miss the mayo at all.

Creamy Herbed Potato Salad  This is another mayonnaise-free, not so humble potato salad made with a rich and creamy tahini sauce and fresh herbs.

 

Happy BBQ-ing,
Amie & the FPP Team!

Featured Local Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers:  Brown’s Farm, Double Blake Farm, Frog Song Organics, Hoover Organic Farm, King’s Kountry, Muhlberry Hill, The Family Garden, Turner Family Groves

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Local Box:  Organic Acorn Squash, Zipper Peas, Green Tomatoes,Yellow Squash, Red Potatoes, Neon and Miniature Eggplant Medley, SC Peaches, S. FL Mangoes, Yellow Watermelon, Organic Purple Basil

Organic Box: Local Acorn Squash, Local Purple Basil, Local Grape Tomatoes, Local Cucumber, Local Watermelon, Butterleaf Lettuce, Carrots with Tops, Pineapple

Fruit Only Box:  Organic Pineapple, SC Peaches, Organic Bananas, S. FL Mango, Organic Red Plums, Local Yellow Watermelon, Pink Lady Apples

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


Veggie Unearthed

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Your Green Tomatoes came to us from Brown’s Farm in Orange Heights, Florida – less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

We all know what to do with a red, ripe tomatoes, but green tomatoes? What were they thinking? Well when the weather doesn’t cooperate, farmers can find themselves with an abundance of unripe fruit. Too much heat melts the fruit before it becomes ripe and cold temperatures damage the flesh. This abundance lead to culinary creativity! Although originally an unwelcome guest to the table, many delicious recipes have developed. Green tomatoes can be used in sauces, salsas, stews, grilled, sliced in salads, and of course fried!

Green tomatoes are low in calories, rich in vitamin B & K, and chock full of antioxidants vitamins A & C. If you are steering clear of fried foods have no worries, there are plenty of delicious recipes that include green tomatoes.

Green Tomato 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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