FPP News: Dec 15, 2016

Holiday Season Delivery Schedule

The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones! We have made changes to our delivery schedule so that our hard-working farmers and super amazing employees can have some much deserved time off to spend with their friends and family. Please see the schedule below. If you have any questions about your delivery, please feel free to contact us.
The Week Prior to Christmas
All orders will be delivered as normal the week of Dec 19-23
The Week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
There will be NO DELIVERIES during the week of Dec 25-Dec 31

The First week of January
All orders will resume on their normal delivery schedule the week of Jan 2-6

Giving the Gift of Front Porch Pickings


This Holiday Season, give your loved ones the gift of Florida-fresh produce and local artisan goods by creating your own FPP gift basket — or giving an FPP gift certificate! Our gift certificates are available in any amount and can be used for any of our products. In addition, we will waive your recipient’s member fee at registration. That’s a $25 added value to your coupon!

It’s easy to put together an adorable gift basket for your friends. Find a box or basket, some crinkle paper, and a holiday kitchen towel at a home goods store like Tuesday Morning. Order a few artisan products from FPP and arrange in the basket. Tie the bow around and Voila — you have the perfect foodie gift! Here’s a few ideas for your gift bundles:

  • Coffee, Tea, & Honey
  • Jones Family Jam, Pie Filling, and Vanilla
  • Pie Filling, Pie Plate, Oven Mitts, & Rubber Spatula
  • Grits, Coffee, Honey, Orange Marmelade

Featured Items This Week


The Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Ben Wells Produce, Brown’s Farm, Frog Song Organics, Hoover Family Farm (Organic), Produce Barn & Grove, The Family Garden, Veggie Confetti, Volasalle


Local Box:  Organic Jalopeno Peppers, Organic Bok Choy, Organic Cilantro, Organic Turnips, Red Leave and Romaine Salad Mix, Broccoli Crowns, Cracked Pecans, Grapefruit, Hamlin Oranges, North Carolina Apples

Organic Box: Local Organic Jalopeno Peppers, Local Bok Choy, Local Cilantro, Local Turnips, Kiwi, Red Onion, Local Red Leaf Lettuce, Russet Potatoes, Bartlett Pears, Golden Delicious Apples

Fruit Options: Organic Bananas, Organic Kiwi, Organic Pineapple, NC Apples, Organic Thai Coconut, and Local Hamlin Oranges, & Grapefruit

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

Veggie Unearthed: Bok Choy


Your Bok Choy came to you from Hoover Farm in Live Oak, FL — less than 150 miles from most of our customers.

Bok Choy is classified as a cabbage, but it doesn’t look or taste much like round green cabbage. The crisp, sweet white stalks can be chopped and cooked right along with the tender, loosely bunched greens. High in vitamins A and C, potassium and calcium, it’s a great addition to any meal as an appetizer, side dish or incorporated into an entree. You can use your bok choy in any baby bok choy recipe, but you may need to add a few minutes to your cooking time or cut it into smaller pieces to be sure it gets tender.

To store, we strongly suggest that you wrap the bok choy in a damp paper towel, then a plastic bag. The damp paper towel will keep the leaves hydrated. Place the bag in your crisper and use it within 2-3 days for best results. As with any tender greens, the sooner you use it, the better it will be.
Prepping bok choy is simple, but be certain to thoroughly wash the leaves, especially the lower stems, as grit can get trapped there during growth. Plunging the cut leaves into cold water and giving them a thorough rub & swish should do the trick. This is another great time to have a salad spinner!

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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