FPP News: July 14, 2016

FPP Vacation Coming Soon!

As you know, our local season hits an all time low in August and this is when our FPP team and our farmers take a quick break to recoup, renew, and refresh!  Front Porch Pickings will be on break from August 1st through August 15th. There will be no deliveries for two weeks! If you are unsure when your deliveries are click “Upcoming Deliveries” for your schedule. 

We know that many of our FPP members will be vacationing during the next couple of month too! Placing your delivery on vacation hold is simple — Just log into your online FPP account, click “Skip Deliveries”, add your dates and hit “Save”! Just be sure to make any changes, including delivery holds, by Mondays at Noon!

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Happy Cooking,
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, Muhlberry Hill, The Family Garden, Turner Family Groves

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Local Box:  Organic Butternut Squash, Yellow Squash, Organic Cucumber, Organic Callaloo Greens, Slicing Tomatoes, S. FL Mangoes, Corn, Okra, Peaches

Organic Box: Local Butternut Squash, Local Okra, Local Cucumber, Local Sweet Potato Greens, Green Leaf Lettuce, Brocolli Crowns, Tomatoes on the Vine, Valencia Oranges, Kiwi

Fruit Only Box: Organic Kiwi, SC Peaches, Local Cantaloupe, Organic Pink Lady Apples, Organic Bosc Pears, Local Organic Watermelon, S. FL Mango

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


Veggie Unearthed

Callaloo

Callaloo Greens

Your Callaloo came to us from Frog Song Organic Farm in Hawthorne, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers homes.

Just when you think you’ve heard about every veggie out there, a new one find its way into the FPP menu. Callaloo is both the name of a Caribbean dish and an edible dark leafy green similar to spinach or swiss chard and used to make stews and soups. Though this is a popular Caribbean dish, the greens originated in West Africa and has made its way to the United States where it thrives in hot humid weather.

Frog Song has a limited amount of the green so we will mixing it Sweet Potato Greens to create a full bunch. Since it is organic, you may see a few bug holes, as this wet summer has been very difficult. But no worries — your greens will taste the same and you won’t even notice once they are chopped up and cooked!

Try to use your greens within the first few days of delivery for best results. To store your greens, place the dampened leaves in a salad spinner but do not wash until you are ready to use. Prewashing breaks down the leaf and leads to quick deterioration.

There are many recipes out there for Callaloo. In Eastern Caribbean countries recipes generally made with okra. Some will include sweet potatoes and coconut Milk. You can also substitute Callaloo for spinach in your favorite recipes.

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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