FPP News: Nov. 9, 2016

Celebrate the Holidays with Pie!

Looking for an easy pie recipe this Holiday Season? Jones Family Jams has your answer! Kristy has made 3 different pie fillings for you to choose from: Pecan, Apple, and Candy Apple Pecan. You just need to make (or buy) your crust, add the filling and bake.

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The Candy Apple Pecan Pie is the best pie if you love the sweet taste of apples but want the crunch of pecans. It’s not as sweet as a traditional apple pie, plus the apples are thinly sliced so they don’t overwhelm the pecans. You may also use the filling to make a more unique crust-free cobbler — it’s great in a cast iron skillet with a crumble top. Or just use a couple of spoonfuls to top your vanilla ice cream! Check out all three flavors under our “Bakery” Tab. They will be available through December or until they sell out!

In addition to making the holidays easier for you, choose from one of 3 flavors and pair with a pie plate for the perfect gift. Or make it Jones Family Sampler by combining a pie filling, vanilla extract, and jam.

Help support our farms by referring your family, friends, and co-workers

All of us on the FPP Team understand that our customers are our biggest advocates and we want you to know that we greatly appreciate all the love for us and our local farms! For each new member that you refer, you will earn $10.00 in FPP credit good towards any item in our shop. Just ask your referral to use your name when registering.  There are no limits to how many customers — So keep talking!


Featured Items This Week

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The Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Alvarez Farms, Brown’s Farm, Butrico Groves, Frog Song Organics, Hoover Family Farms (Organic), Siembra Farm (Organic), Harvest Fresh Organics, The Family Garden (Organic), Wells Produce

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Local Box:  Organic Grape and Cocktail Tomato Medley, Organic Red Bell Pepper (medium), Salad Mix, Patty Pan Squash, Organic Basil, Organic Green Kale, Organic Garlic Chives, Navel Oranges

Organic Box: Local Grape and Cocktail Tomatoes, Local Kale, Local Magenta Lettuce, Local French Breakfast Radish, Local Cucumber, Local Green Beans, Local Red Bell Pepper, Granny Smith Apples, Russet Potatoes, Yellow Onion

Fruit Only: Organic Grapes, Organic Kiwi, Organic Granny Smith Apples, Organic Pomegranate, Organic Navel Oranges, NC Apples, Pears

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


Veggie Unearthed: Patty Pan Squash

PattyPanBasketYour Patty Pan Squash is coming to us from Brown’s Farm in Orange Heights, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers homes.

Patty Pan is a variety of summer squash that is best known for its flying saucer shape, also known in the culinary and farming world as it’s scalloped shape. The squash is quite beautiful as it grows in a variety of colors and sizes. Patty Pan can be prepared like other summer squashes. Small “immature” squash has tender flesh and can simply be cut in half and sautéed. The “mature” squash is great for grilling, shredding into fritters, frying, and stuffing. To stuff mature Patty Pan, cut the top off and “de-seed” it just like you would a pumpkin.

Because of it’s beauty, people love to showcase this squash on the counter or as a centerpiece. However, Patty Pan will only store a couple days at room temperature. It is best to place your squash into the veggie drawer of your refrigerator for maximum freshness and  lifespan. Pattypan is a good source of Magnesium and Vitamins A, B3 and C. One cup has less than 30 calories and contains no fat, so eat up!

Here are recipes to help you in the kitchen this week:

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