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Check out this week's harvest, great recipe ideas, and a few updates from 4P Foods.


4P Foods Weekly Harvest

What to expect in your bag...
 
 


"Thank you to everyone who made it out last night to the 4P Foods Earth Day Birthday Celebration.  It was a wonderful, humbling event that was only made possible because of the hard work of our team, our partners, and our passionate members.  Thank you all for continuing to be inspiring, incredible people.  Together, we can, and we will create a more just and equitable food system of tomorrow."  - Tom McDougall
 
SPRING SQUAWKER IS NEXT SATURDAY!

Spring Squawker is next Saturday! Join us on Whiffletree Farm for a farm tour, farm fresh food and drinks, live music, and sunshine. Don't have a car? No Problem! Sign up for a Zipcar account, and they'll drop $25 in your account to help you get there. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, get em here ASAP.

 GET FREE TICKETS TO SQUAWKER - VOLUNTEER!
Do you want to help make the event even more awesome while also getting free tickets, a free meal from the food trucks serving Whiffletree meat, and a cool t-shirt? Join the 4PFoods team and volunteer! There are 2 shifts available: 10-3pm, and 3-8pm. If you are able to help, please email kjbrazzle@gmail.com with your t shirt size and your preferred shift! 

RESTART YOUR HEALTH
Our friends at Simplified Wellness For You is running a 5 week Restart Program that is part nutrition class, part sugar detox, and part support group - a powerful and empowering combination for success! If you want to learn more, Gina Rieg is happy to help: gina@simplifiedwellnessforyou.com. 
 
CLARIFIED BUTTER FROM EATLUV
This week you'll find in your bag a mini jar of clarified butter (aka ghee) made by a local startup called EatLuv. Founder Heba Saleh is passionate about helping people transition to a healthier diet by paying attention to what they're cooking with. Many folks are still confused about healthy fats and some are still using inflammatory refined vegetable oils. So, EatLuv wants to get you on the right track starting with just ONE simple ingredient -- clarified butter made from 100% grass-fed, certified organic local butter. It's the perfect cooking fat because it is 1) tasty, 2) easy to use, 3) bioavailable / absorbable, 4) versatile, 5) anti-inflammatory, 6) shelf-stable, 7) lactose-free and casein-free, and finally 8) heat-stable to 485°F. Take a look at EatLuv's comprehensive benefits page  for more info. You can try the clarified butter as a spread on your toast or use it to cook the asparagus in your bag (here's a tasty recipe for pan-roasted asparagus with balsamic glaze). And for good measure, check out the  recipe for grain-free apple crisp. Check out more of these recipes for great ways to use your clarified butter.

Thanks for all your support.
-Tom & the 4P Foods Team

You can expect some or all (weather pending) of the following this week:

Produce Share 
  • Asparagus (first of the season!) - Fifer Farms, |Camden, DE
  • Baby Spring Lettuce Mix - Benoit's Greens, Elkwood, VA
  • Bunched Turnips - Van Dessel Farm, Accomack, VA
  • Hand Crafted Clarified Butter - EatLuv, Lorton, VA   (Thanks Heba!!)
  • Green Spring Onions - Kirby Family Farm, Mechanicsville, VA
  • Mustard Greens (Certified Organic) - Uncle Henry's Organics, Rose Hill, NC
  • Pink Lady Apples - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird In Hand, PA
  • Purple Sweet Potatoes (Must eat while listening to Prince) - Wayne's Produce Farm, Jarratt, VA
  • Strawberries (Certified Organic) - Cottle Nursery, Faison, NC
 
Protein Share
+Eggs (Half Dozen or Dozen available with Protein or Dairy Share Only) from Whiffletree Farm.

Dairy Share
  • Half Gallon Whole Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Farmstead Monocacy Crottin (Goat) - Cherry Glen Farm, Boyds, MD
  • Garlic Chives Raw Chedda r(Goat) - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Quart Dark (Belgian) Chocolate Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Organic, Raw Meadow Jack (Grassfed Cow) - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Paquea Valley Yogurts - King Family Farm, Ronks, PA 
+Eggs (Half Dozen or Dozen available with Protein or Dairy Share Only) from Whiffletree Farm.

RECIPE IDEAS


For instructions on proper storage of your weekly items please see our Storage Tips Blog Post. This post will be regularly updated with new items that come in your bag. You can search items by alphabetic order.

Don't forget to keep the plastic "Green Bags" that come in your share each week. They are specially made to keep your produce fresh for as long as possible. They can be rinsed and reused so be sure that you don't accidentally throw them in the trash. If your kitchen drawers get too crowded, just throw them back in your 4P Foods tote bag and we will take care of recycling them for you.


RECIPES:

Breakfast/Drinks:
Mustard Green & Spring Onion Frittata

Strawberry Milk!

Soups, Salads, and Apps:
Pan Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze

Potato Spring Onion & Turnip Potage

Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta


Braised Turnips with EATLUV Butter - Tom's Favorite way to do Turnips

Mains:
Easy Pan Fried Meatballs with EatLuv Butter!

Garam Masala Mashed (PURPLE) Sweet Potatoes

Bison Filet with Berry & Red Wine Glaze (sub in the strawberries!)

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Mustard Greens & Cheese

Dessert:
Purple Sweet Potato Pie

Goat Cheese Mini Cheesecakes 
(if anyone makes these, please share them with us)

Be sure to check out our PINTEREST PAGE for all of these recipes and more…whenever you want them! 
*Most of the information on the history and proper storage of your vegetables comes from The Produce Bible by Leanne Kitchen

A Note from 4P Foods:

Don't forget!!  Cutoff times to skip a bag: Sunday at midnight for Wednesday deliveries, Monday at midnight for Thursday deliveries, and Tuesday at midnight for Friday deliveries.  If you have scheduled upcoming skips and change your membership at all, you will need to reschedule those since it is a new subscription that gets created.  Email or call if you need help.

If you have a produce share AND a protein/dairy share and need to skip a given week, be sure to skip ALL of them when logged into your account page.  Otherwise, the system is designed so you can skip one or the other in a given week.
If you ever get a bruised apple or "sad" greens or anything along those lines - TELL US! It happens in the world of produce, and we need that kind of feedback to tell our farmers if something is wrong, and get you a discount/credit if needed.  That's what we're here for!
Wanting to learn a little more about the best ways to prepare your Grassfed meat each week? Jesse from Wiffletree Farm suggests these two cookbooks for those learning their way around: The Grassfed Gourmet and Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lover's Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously.
Peas and love,

The 4P Foods Team
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