FPP News: Sept 21, 2016

Yaupon Asi Tea — The Original Tea of Florida!

Yaupon Asi Tea is grown, harvested, and packaged right in our back yard and delivered to your door! Originally known as “Asi” to the Timucua Indians of North and Central Florida, this tea was used in the most revered ceremonies, limited to high-status tribal elders and guests. Today, we are most gracious for the New Smyrna residents (and brothers) Bryon and Kyle who have brought Yaupon Asi Tea to all of us, no matter our status! Packed with antioxidants, this tasty hot beverage is known for its anti-inflammatory and cancer fighting properties

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What’s not to love? Its completely LOCAL, NATIVE, and SUSTAINABLE! It’s grown, harvested, and packed just south of Daytona in Edgewater, FL.  You will find their tea in our online store! 16 bag canister, $15.00

Maple Tap Coffee in stock!

In addition to tea, we have Maple Tap coffee back in stock — roasted to perfection by Jacksonville roasters, JOB Coffee! JOB Coffee roasst for popular restaurants like Maple Street Biscuit Company, Urban Grind, and other locally owned coffee houses throughout Northeast Florida. 1lb bag, $15.00

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Sweet Sipping!

Amie & The FPP Team


Featured Items This Week

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The Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Alvarez Farms, Brown’s Farm, Double Blake, Frog Song Organics, Promised Land Organics, The Family Garden Organic Farm, Wells Brother

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Local Box:  Organic Green Onion, Organic Roselle Hibiscus Pods (for Tea), Neon Eggplant, Organic Jalopeno Peppers, Zipper Peas, Green Tomatoes, Yellow Squash, NC Apples, Farmer’s Choice Item

Organic Box: Local Green Onions, Local Roselle HIbiscus Pods (for Tea), Local Okra, Local Basil, Bananas, Kiwi, Red Leaf Lettuce, White Mushrooms, Broccoli Crowns, MacIntosh Apples

Fruit Only: GA Muscadine Grapes, Local Persimmons, NC Apples, Bananas, Bartlett Pears, Kiwi, MacIntosh Apples

**please note that items may change due to weather or supply issues.


Veggie Unearthed: Roselle

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Your Roselle came from Frog Song Organic in Hawthorne, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.

It’s not very often that we run across a fruit or veggie that we don’t know, but Frog Song raised our eyebrow this season by offering Roselle. When they told us it was a species of the hibiscus our eyebrow went back to neutral and we held out our hands in excitement to get brewing!

The leaves on the Roselle plant is also edible and can be used like Mizuna or a spicy version of spinach. in fact, if you are familiar with Indian cuisine, you may have had the leaves in your Dal. This week, however, we will be receiving the red buds known as the calyces of the plant. These post-bloom pods are used in teas, jams, and other infusions like vinegars but is also used as a food coloring in the US and Europe.

We encourage you to use your Roselle fresh. However, the buds can be stored in the freezer for later use. Just add the whole bud into a freezer safe container that will prevent freezer burn. When ready to use, if using for tea, you can just add to the recipe. There is no need to peel or thaw.

To brew Roselle Tea:

  1. Add 1 pint Roselle to 2 Quarts water
  2. Bring to boil
  3. Turn heat off, steep 30 minutes to 12 hours
  4. Strain and sweeten as desired.

Additional Roselle Recipes

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