FPP News: Dec 7th, 2016

The Holiday Season is Upon Us

Skip the lines and let us help you with your holiday gift giving. With the fall season in full bloom, our farm fresh produce and local artisans provide the perfect match for your foodie friends. Here are a few gift ideas to choose from!

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FPP Gift Certificate: The fall season is in full bloom and it’s a perfect time to introduce your friends and family to all we have to offer with a gift certificate. In addition to your gift certificate, FPP will send your recipient a coupon to waive their new member fee. That’s an additional $25 value! No need to be a member to gift!

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Jones Family Jams: A sweet gift anyone would love. Choose from one of their amazing pie fillings 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.

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Byrds Nest Soap: A truly small scale, locally made, natural soap to our FPP customers. Byrds Nest Soap, owned by Jacksonville resident Jordan Byrd-Ayers, makes a small variety of all natural soaps – never using synthetic colors, fragrances, or additives.

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Congaree & Penn Rice, Grits, and Shrub: A gourmet foodies dream right here. With Jupiter Brown Rice, Middlins (like Rosotto), Purple Rice Grits, and Shrubs to choose from, your foodie friend will be delighted to be the recipient of this culinary love.

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!

 

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FPP News: Nov 30th, 2016

Byrds Nest Soap Back in the House!

We are happy to bring a truly small scale, locally made, natural soap to our FPP customers. Byrds Nest Soap, owned by Jacksonville resident Jordan Byrd-Ayers, makes a small variety of all natural soaps – never using synthetic colors, fragrances, or additives. These soaps smell delicious and are only made with natural ingredients, plant oils, essential oils, herbs, and lye. Just the way we like ’em! In addition, all of their soaps are vegan, handmade, hot process and cured.

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Why use natural soaps? According to the FDA, fragrances are responsible for 30 percent of all allergic reactions. In the cosmetic industry, chemicals like acetone, benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, ethanol, ethyl acetate, limonene, linalool, and methylene chloride are commonly used in these “trade secret” synthetic fragrances. Inhaling these chemicals can trigger migraines and cause dizziness, nausea and irritation to the mouth, throat, eyes or skin. And this here is why Byrds Nest Soap chooses to create all natural products for their family and friends!

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!

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Sweet & Savory Egg Casserole

Need a little inspiration in the kitchen this week? How about a sweet and savory egg casserole using local eggs, spinach, sweet potatoes, and Naturally Unique spices! Thank you, Flo of Naturally Unique, for sharing your recipe. The sweet potato in this flavorful meal is sure to surprise family or guests. It is quick and offers easy clean up.

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Sweet & Savory Egg Casserole by Naturally Unique

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 8 large eggs, lightly whipped
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups tightly packed baby spinach
  • 2 tsp. Naturally Unique Stampede Seasoning, or to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8×8 pan with non stick spray.  Line with parchment paper and spray parchment paper with non stick spray.  In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until set in the middle. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing.

FPP News: Nov. 22, 2016

Thank You for Your Support

We appreciate your patronage and want to say “Thank You” for supporting our small business and for supporting our local farms and artisans. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of spirit our customers express throughout the year and can’t think of a better way to spend our days!

Making Your Holiday a Little Bit Easier

We know that Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks. We also know that the hustle and bustle of the holiday can be overwhelming when preparing the big feast and entertaining out of town guests. Make your morning simple by laying out a bagel & muffin platter with cream cheese, jam and fruit. A hearty meal can now be self-serve!

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Making dessert is easy too with Apple and Pecan Pie Fillings from Jones Family Jams and a Crisp recipe provided by our friend Chef Mark Moran of CSX-Sodexo.

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Mix ingredients together with hands.  Break up butter until pea size and evenly distributed. Top pie filling and cook at 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Bon Appetite!

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Last but not least, don’t forget the leftovers. Be sure to add Village Bread pitas or ciabatta hoagies for your leftover turkey sandwiches!
Wishing you a happy & delicious Thanksgiving!
The FPP Team

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FPP News: Nov 16th, 2016

Spice up your kitchen this week!

Need a little inspiration to try something new? We have it! Thanks to Flo McNelly of Naturally Unique for not only making some great spice packets but for sending us recipes and pictures to get our creativity flowing in the kitchen this week. She has graciously sent us two recipes: Saugage and Bean Skillet and Southwest Pizza. Check out her spices under the Salts and Spices tab in our online store.

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Sausage & Bean Skillet

This one dish meal is easy to prepare and satisfies all palettes in a household. Serve over Jupiter brown rice or with French Pantry baguette to make it heartier. Serves 4, prep time 15 minutes, cooking time 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. In large skillet, heat olive oil and cook the sausage until done, approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Add onion and 1 tablespoon minced garlic. Cook 30 seconds then add broth, reduced heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all beans and season with NU’s Wicked Seasoning. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes or until green beans are crisp-tender.
  4. Stir in cherry tomatoes and parsley.

 

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Southwest Pizza

Looking for a different style of pizza? This one fits the bill, is easy to prepare and makes a complete meal with a side salad. Serves 6, prep time is 20 minutes, cooking time 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain and set aside.
  2. Place Boboli crust on a round baking pan and bake for 8 minutes until slightly crisp.
  3. Combine refried beans, cooked beef and NU’s Southwest seasoning mix and spread over baked crust. Spread cheese over bean mixture and bake another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Chop tomatoes, slice green onions, and black olives and sprinkle over cheese. Cut into squares and serve with sour cream.

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!

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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!

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FPP News: Nov. 2, 2015

Happy Halloween Y’all

Our pumpkins are carved and party decorations are hanging from the trees! Now to make another round of pumpkin cupcakes this weekend and head out to one of the many farm festivals going on in North and Central Florida. We hope y’all have a spooky good time this weekend too!

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Cowart Ranch Corn Maize & Pumpkin Patch: The Annual Maize Dayz includes huge corn maize and pumpkin patch. In addition, the farm has added many more fun activities for all to enjoy this year. For more information visit http://cowartranchandfarms.com/

Long & Scott’s Corn Maize: It all started with just a 7 acre corn field… Now it has become a tradition with many of our guests. It’s a maze, it’s a game, it’s educational, and it’s FUN! Year after year each corn maze has a unique design, with twisting pathways, questions and answers, and picture rubbings. Get LOST! Bring friends and family to see who can navigate the maze the quickest! For more information visit www.scottszellwoodsweetcorn.com

Roger’s Farm Pumpkin Patch: Fun filled entertainment for the whole family, no matter your age! Take a pleasant stroll down the spooky trail where you will encounter the things you only thought existed only in your imagination. There is a full 12 acre corn maze, with a theme and map to help you along your journey.Test your fear level by trying to outwit the ghouls and creatures lurking within the maze. For more information visit http://www.rogersfarmfl.com/octoberfestl

Sykes & Cooper Corn Maize: Combine a 9-acre corn maze full of “cornfusing” twists and turns, “live” entertainment including, Jack, the loudest hee- hawing donkey around and some more good ole  family fun… And what do you have? “Agritainment”! You don’t want to miss it this year! With a ton of new and exciting things to do, including  a “Jack and The Cornstalk” kiddie maze, new furry friends, corn cannons, duck races and more! For more information visit www.sycofarms.com

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!

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