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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...
 
 

 4P Foods Weekly Harvest -
Week of March 29th, 30th & 31st


Add Passion & Stir Podcast
Tune in to this week’s episode of Add Passion and Stir to hear 4P Foods founder, Tom McDougall talk about food equity in America. Add Passion and Stir is a podcast with big thinkers and big chefs on the food as quality of life hosted by Billy Shore. Tom and Kathy Edin, sociologist and author held a powerful conversation about poverty in America, equity in social programming, and what we can to help these dire circumstances. Listen to the podcast here


Now in Season: Bison
Bison Osso Bucco is grass-fed, pastured beef from Cibola Farms in Culpeper, VA. Buffalo meat is sweet and rich in flavor, high in nutrients like iron, and even has a lower fat content than white-meat chicken and some fish. Osso Bucco is butter tender and extremely tasty when cooked. Another term for Osso Bucco is shank steak. The steak is easy to prepare in a crock pot, dutch oven or makes a delicious steak or milanese.   Bison Meat from Cibola Farms is seasonal. The farm follows free-range and humane practices, and bison are bred following nature's cycle as in the wild for optimal wellbeing. 


Earth Day Party
You are invited to our Earth Day + 3 year Birthday Party for 4P Foods on Thursday, March 20th! Drinks and farm-to-table food by Zenful Bites will be served. Mingle with members of the 4P Foods community, from farmers, producers to foodies. Learn about the future of our food systems in a talk by Tom. Lettuce celebrate! Tickets available on Eventbrite.


SWAP SYSTEM GUIDE
Did you know you can customize items in your bag?
Read the guide on using the Swap System.  
Then Log-in to your account to make any changes. 
 
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 
  • Beauregard Sweet Potatoes - Kirby Family Farms, Mechanicsville, VA
  • Broccoli Crowns (Certified Organic) - Pfennings Organics, Reidsville, GA
  • Bunched Spinach (Certified Organic) - Pfennings Organics, Reidsville, GA
  • Cocktail Tomatoes - Red Sun Farm, Dublin, VA
  • Pink lady Apples - Crown Orchard, Charlottesville, VA
  • Red Butterhead Lettuce (Certified Organic) - Fresh2o Growers, Stevensburg, VA
  • Red Grapefruit (Certified Organic) - Uncle Matt's Organics, Clermont, FL
  • Three-Grain Pancake Mix - Woodson's Mill, Lowesville, VA
Featured Swap Options:
  • Half Gallon Apple Cider - Seaman's Orchard, Lovingston, VA
  • Bunched Leeks - Van Dessel Farm, Accomack, VA
  • Gold Potatoes - Critzer Family Farm, Afton, VA
  • Gold Delicious Apples - Crown Orchard, Charlottesville, VA
Protein Share
  • Bone-In Chicken Thighs (Certified Organic & Humane) - Shenandoah Valley Organics, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Forested Ground Pork - Clark's Old Peach Tree Farm, Sperryville, VA
  • Lamb Rib or Loin Chops - Weaver Sheep Farm, Waynesboro, VA
  • Pastured Bison Osso Bucco (Shank Steak) - Cibola Farms, Culpeper, VA
  • Pork Hot Italian Grillers - Clark's Old Peach Tree Farm, Sperryville, VA
+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
    • 2% & Nonfat Options Available
  • Esmontonian, Farmstead Goat Cheese - Caromont Farm, Esmont, VA
  • Farmstead Goat Feta - Cherry Glen Farm, Boyds, MD
  • Raw & Organic Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Dark Chocolate Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
    • Made with genuine Belgian Chocolate & Fair Trade Cocoa
  • Paquea Valley Yogurts - King Family Farm, Ronks, PA
    • Plain, Nonfat Option Available
  • Goat Milk Yogurt Sample - Yellow Springs Farm, Chester Springs, PA
+Eggs (Half Dozen or Dozen available with Protein or Dairy Share Only) from Whiffletree Farm.
 

RECIPE IDEAS


Breakfast/Drinks

Apple Pancakes

How to Turn Pancake Batter into Crepes

Homemade Breakfast Sausage


Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail


Soups, Salads, and Apps

Broccoli Cheese + Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Curry Soup

Butterhead Lettuce Salad w/ Grapefruit 


Mains

Savory Crepes with Spinach and Mushroom

Lamb Chops Sizzled w/ Garlic

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole 

Sweet Potato Lasagna
 

Dessert

Apple Gallete 

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake w/ Yogurt Glaze


         
* More recipes on our
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STORAGE TIPS
 
Keep the plastic "Green Bags" that come in your share each week!
Bags are designed to keep your produce fresh, and may be rinsed and reused.
If  you don't want to hold on to these bags, please toss them into your 4p Foods tote and we'll take care of recycling them for you.
 
 
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 the order cutoff times! Cutoff days to skip a bag are 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 BOTH shares in our account.  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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