FPP News: Dec. 21, 2016

Holiday Produce Gift Boxes Available Next Week

Share FPP with your loved one this week with our holiday produce box for just $18.50!  We do the work for you; your loved one’s fresh fruits and vegetables will be packed in its own box and delivered to your door.  This is a great opportunity to share with a family in need, knowing they have all the fixings for a beautiful holiday meal!  Containing all Florida-grown produce, this box will include: Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Broccoli or Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes (2lbs), Strawberries, Hamlin Oranges (2) & Grapefruit (2).
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Additional Gift Ideas from Front Porch Pickings

In addition to our produce gift box above, you can gift your loved ones Florida-fresh produce and local artisan goods by giving an FPP gift certificate! This way, they can customize each order, just the way you do. 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!

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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

Holiday Season Delivery Schedule

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


Featured Items This Week

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The Week’s Harvest

Our Local Producers: Ben Wells Produce, Brown’s Farm, Frog Song Organics, Hoover Family Farm (Organic), Vo Lasalle Grove, Parksdale Farm

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Local Box:  Organic Butterleaf Lettuce, Tomatoes on the Vine, Organic Sweet Potatoes, Caulflower, Baby Rainbow Carrots,, Organic Kohlrabi, Cauliflower, Florida Strawberries, Grapefruit

Organic Box: Local Kohlrabi, Local Green Kale, Local Fairytale Eggplant, Local Broccoli Crowns, Local Romaine Lettuce, Local Grape Tomatoes, Local Sweet Potaotes, Local Satsuma, Golden Delicious, Celery, White Onions

Fruit Options: Florida Strawberries, Local Grapefruit, Local Hamlin Oranges, Organic Coconut, Organic Mango, NC Apples, Organic Pineapple

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


Veggie Unearthed: Kohlrabi

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That little purple Sputnik in your bin this week isn’t alien in origin – it’s a purple kohlrab! It’s a marriage of two German words, kohl (cabbage) and rabi (turnip). It’s low in calories and contains no fat or cholesterol, yet a half cup serving gives you 70% of your vitamin C for the day. Store your little veggie satellite by trimming any greens (can be used as you would beet greens) and placing in the highest humidity portion of your fridge.

They can be eaten raw or cooked and taste quite a bit like broccoli stems with a bit of radish flavor, yet they behave like potatoes in texture. It can be steamed, buttered and nutmegged, boiled then pureed, sliced thin for Asian entree applications, shredded into slaw or you can peel, salt and munch raw. If you’re grilling the night you prepare your kohlrabi, consider peeling, cubing, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, season, then wrap those babies in a foil packet and put them on the grill next to your entree.

For a beautiful, healthy recipe, try Greek-Style Kohlrabi – pears, honey, feta cheese and dates – or a simple roasted dish like the recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kohlrabi, peeled and cut into ¼ inch thick slices
  • 3/4 to 1-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss kohlrabi slices in the olive oil mixture to coat. Spread kohlrabi in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally in order to brown evenly.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Return to the oven for five minutes in order for cheese to brown.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

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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