FPP News: Sept 15, 2016

Last week of peaches!

If you have been putting off canning some peaches, you best order this week. Peach season has come to an end. Though these peaches vary in size and might not look as pretty as the ones we had in the beginning of the season, they still taste amazing. We have been very pleased with this new (to us) farm!

Not interested in canning. No problem. Set a few on the counter for a couple days and they ripen up nicely for a perfect treat.

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More Seasonal Jam in this Week!

Kristy is getting crafty in the kitchen! She’s used some of our left over muscadine grapes to make jelly and some plums to make jam. In addition, she sent us another case of our favorite — apple butter! Apple pie and Pecan Pie fillings should roll in next month.

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Happy Cooking,

Amie & the FPP Team!
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Featured Local Items This Week

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This Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers:  Alvarez Farm, Brown’s Farm, Muhlberry Hill, Cowart Farms, Frog Song Organics, Promised Land Organics, The Family Garden Organic Farm

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Local Box: Zucchini, Japanese Eggplant, Florida Sand Pear (Cooking Pear), Persimmons, Organic Butternut Squash, Slicing Tomatoes, SC Peaches, NC Apples, and a Farmer’s Choice item

Organic Box: Local Red & Green Okra, Local Japanese Eggplant, Local Butternut Squash, Local Malabar Spinach, Local Green Onions, Local Thai Basil, Green Leaf Lettuce, Golden Beets, Bartlett Pears, MacIntosh Apples

Fruit Only Box: Peaches (SC), Muscadine Grapes (GA), NC Apples, Local Persimmons, Organic Kiwi, Organic Bartlett Pear, Organic Bananas

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


Veggie Unearthed

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

Not sure what to do with persimmons? Don’t be skeered! You can snack on them raw — just bite right in like an apple. Eat while they are still firm, no need to wait until they are soft. They have a faint taste of brown sugar and a slight crunch. There is no core like an apple, so the only inedible part are the leaves and stem on top!

Or if baking is more your style, try making persimmon cookies, cakes, and relishes:

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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