FPP News: July 28, 2016

REMINDER — FPP Vacation Starts NEXT WEEK!

As you know, our local season hits an all time low in August and this is when our FPP team and our farmers take a quick break to recoup, renew, and refresh!  Front Porch Pickings will be on break from August 1st through August 15th. There will be no deliveries for two weeks! If you are unsure when your deliveries are click “Upcoming Deliveries” for your schedule. Please hold on to our boxes and store in a safe place while we are away. We will collect on your next delivery date!

 

Happy Cooking,
Amie & the FPP Team!
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New Products from Our Local Artisans

Naturally Unique‘s Tandoori, Wicked, Steak, and Chicken seasonings have been such a hit we have added two more to the list — Herb de Provence and Italian Spices! You can try them out in our small packets or purchase in a larger spice bottle.

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  • Herb de Provence-this seasoning blend offers a fabulous floral experience. With lavender taking center stage, this can be used to season any vegetable or vegetable dish.  It also makes a great seasoning for vegetarian pizza in lieu of Italian seasoning. No salt added.
  • Italian-not just to season Italian dishes, this blend can also be used as a dipping blend with olive oil or to use as a seasoning with sauteed vegetables and garlic.  No salt added.

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Jones Family Jams: What happens when we get fruit that isn’t up to FPP standards? We send it off to Jones Family Jams and they turn it into something delicious. Kristy has been stirring up some plum jam — made with organic ingredients, and peach mango jam.

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REMINDER — FPP Vacation Coming Soon!

As you know, our local season hits an all time low in August and this is when our FPP team and our farmers take a quick break to recoup, renew, and refresh!  Front Porch Pickings will be on break from August 1st through August 15th. There will be no deliveries for two weeks! If you are unsure when your deliveries are click “Upcoming Deliveries” for your schedule. 

Happy Cooking,
Amie & the FPP Team!
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FPP News: July 20th, 2016

New Products from Our Local Artisans!

We are excited to introduce some new flavors this week from The Joy of Garlic, Naturally Unique and Jones Family Jams. Don’t miss out!

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Joy of Garlic: In addition, to restocking our shelves with Joy’s pasta sauces and garlic spreads, we’ve added their Mango Salsa to the list. It has chunks of fresh mango, pineapple, and shaved coconut blended with peppers and garlic. Serve chilled on a hot summer day with your favorite chips or use as a topping on fish or chicken.

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Naturally Unique‘s Tandoori, Wicked, Steak, and Chicken seasonings have been such a hit we have added two more to the list — Herb de Provence and Italian Spices! You can try them out in our small packets or purchase in a larger spice bottle.

HerbdeProvence_600

  • Herb de Provence-this seasoning blend offers a fabulous floral experience. With lavender taking center stage, this can be used to season any vegetable or vegetable dish.  It also makes a great seasoning for vegetarian pizza in lieu of Italian seasoning. No salt added.
  • Italian-not just to season Italian dishes, this blend can also be used as a dipping blend with olive oil or to use as a seasoning with sauteed vegetables and garlic.  No salt added.

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Jones Family Jams: What happens when we get fruit that isn’t up to FPP standards? We send it off to Jones Family Jams and they turn it into something delicious. Kristy has been stirring up some plum jam — made with organic ingredients, and peach mango jam.

jamx3

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REMINDER — FPP Vacation Coming Soon!

As you know, our local season hits an all time low in August and this is when our FPP team and our farmers take a quick break to recoup, renew, and refresh!  Front Porch Pickings will be on break from August 1st through August 15th. There will be no deliveries for two weeks! If you are unsure when your deliveries are click “Upcoming Deliveries” for your schedule. 

 

Happy Cooking,
Amie & the FPP Team!
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FPP News: July 14, 2016

FPP Vacation Coming Soon!

As you know, our local season hits an all time low in August and this is when our FPP team and our farmers take a quick break to recoup, renew, and refresh!  Front Porch Pickings will be on break from August 1st through August 15th. There will be no deliveries for two weeks! If you are unsure when your deliveries are click “Upcoming Deliveries” for your schedule. 

We know that many of our FPP members will be vacationing during the next couple of month too! Placing your delivery on vacation hold is simple — Just log into your online FPP account, click “Skip Deliveries”, add your dates and hit “Save”! Just be sure to make any changes, including delivery holds, by Mondays at Noon!

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Happy Cooking,
Amie & the FPP Team!
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FPP News: July 6, 2015

Plant Based BBQ Class- July 9th!

Summer is in full swing and with the 4th of July around the corner, BBQs are on the calendar! If you’re interested in “healthying” up your BBQ options or are tired of bringing hummus to every picnic or barbecue you attend, you need to take this class. Kim White, of Yogitrition, is going to teach you two plant-based, meat-free options for grilling and BBQ, as well as her  Coleslaw and Potato Salad recipes that are absolute hits with all of her family. She says no one misses the mayo! For more information please see her website.

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Homemade BBQ Sauce –  Learn how to make a simple, yet delicious sauce perfect for folks who love a little sweet and smoke with their BBQ.

BBQ Jackfruit –  Jackfruit is a deliciously creative way to enjoy your barbecue, minus the meat. While it doesn’t taste exactly like pulled pork, Jackfruit has a similar texture and makes a hearty BBQ sandwich–it’s especially tasty topped with the Cilantro Lime Slaw yo’ll be making.

Grilled Tempeh – Tempeh, absolutely my favorite meat substitute for barbecue. While it may look funny, it sure knows how to handle barbecue sauce! Even meat eaters are pleasantly surprised when they try tempeh BBQ for the first time.

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw – This recipe will be an adaptation of her original recipe. The slaw is mixed with a creamy, refreshing tahini-cilantro lime dressing. You won’t miss the mayo at all.

Creamy Herbed Potato Salad  This is another mayonnaise-free, not so humble potato salad made with a rich and creamy tahini sauce and fresh herbs.

 

Happy BBQ-ing,
Amie & the FPP Team!
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FPP News: June 29, 2016

What’s Cool on a Hot Summer day?

Iced Guatemala Huehuetenango Coffee! Brew, pop in the fridge for a few hours, pour over ice, and add your favorite coffee creamer. Perfect for sipping on the front porch!  

Grown at the base of the Cuchumatanes, the highest nonvolcanic mountain range in Central America, this single origin coffee is then imported and roasted by J.O.B. Coffee Roasters of Jacksonville to a medium darkness. A medium roast allows the true flavors of the bean to shine through. According to James, roaster and co-owner, “this coffee provides a sweet acidity, pleasant fruity tones, and notes of cocoa and plum while remaining well balanced. It has a smooth texture and a solid body which finishes clean with a delightful aftertaste.”  And remember, if making iced coffee, brew your coffee stronger than usual because it will dilute as the ice melts!

You’ll find both whole bean and ground under the Coffee, Tea & Honey tab. 

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ABOUT THE ARTISAN

Roaster and co-owner, James Adams, got his start in Chicago learning about coffee and started roasting in mid 2000’s when he moved to Jacksonville. He and his business partner, Bob Heinrich, started their first business in 2007, roasting for their own coffee shop in Mandarin. In 2014, they left the retail world to focus on their passion of roasting and grow their Jacksonville based company. Today, they roast for popular restaurants like Maple Street Biscuit Company, Urban Grind, and other locally owned coffee houses throughout Northeast Florida.

 

Happy Sipping,
Amie & the FPP Team!
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FPP News: June 22, 2016

What to do with Microgreens!

Not sure what to do with these fancy little greens? Veggie Confetti has grown two different types of microgreens for next week’s deliveries: Pea Shoots and Kale! Packed with nutrients, its hard to say no to these little guys. You can snack on the pea shoots right out of the bag or add it to your favorite sandwich and stir fry. Kale Microgreens can be added to pizza, salads, and sandwiches as well for a little extra zesty, kale flavor or can be your entire salad!  Check out the Pea Shoot & Avocado recipe below and this Microgreen Salad with Lime Vinaigrette on Everyday Dishes.

Pea Shoot Salad with Soy Vinaigrette

Remove seed from avocado. Fill cavity with kale microgreens and top with vinaigrette.Vinaigrette Dressing: blend 1/2 cup of grape seed oil, 1 teaspoon of dark sesame oil, 3 tablespoons of unseasoned rice wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.

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Photo courtesy of Veggie Confetti Farm

What’s in your microgreens:

  • Pea Shoots contain Vitamins A, B, C, & E. Folic Acid, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Amino Acids and  are about 20-25% protein. Kale – High in vitamins
  • Kale contains Vitamin A, B, C, & E. Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Antioxidants and about 30-35% protein
Happy Cooking,
Amie & the FPP Team!
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FPP News: June 15, 2016

Setting up Reminders in our System

Did you know that you can control when your delivery reminders come to your email box? You can get as little or as many as you would like. We highly recommend you set up TWO reminder! The first to be sent on Sunday/Monday. This will help remind you to customize your order before the store closes at noon! The second to be set on delivery day, as a reminder to place your cooler and your empty box outside or make any necessary arrangement to bring your fresh veggies inside!
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To set or remove your email reminders log into your account. Select Account Options  from the menu bar (top left), and then click the Delivery Reminder Emails icon. Here you can select the day or days you’d like to receive your delivery reminders. If you are having issues receiving our emails, please check your spam folder and mark our email as “not spam”.
Happy Cooking,
Amie & the FPP Team!
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