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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...
 
 

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STORAGE TIPS

Feel like your chard wilts in a day? Apples getting soft? Check out our handy storage guide to keep your fruits and veggies crisp and delicious. Here are some recommendations for this week's produce:

  • If the leaves on your Kohlrabi are still attached, cut them off before storage. The leaves are also edible so they can be saved and used just like kale. They can be stored in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel. The blub can be cleaned and stored in a plastic “Green Bag” in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.
  • Tomatoes should be stored at a cool room temperature. Do not make the mistake of storing them in the refrigerator— that completely diminishes the flavor! If possible, eat tomatoes within a few days of receiving. They will taste much fresher and won’t get the chance to spoil!
  • Store tatsoi in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Tatsoi has a short shelf-life and will only last a few days. Store in a plastic “Green Bag” and wait to wash until eating or cooking.

  • Broccoli needs to have some airflow in order to stay fresh. Place in a perforated or open plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper ASAP. Do not wash broccoli before storing as moisture clinging to its surface will cause it to deteriorate more quickly. Broccoli should be used within 3-4 days or until it starts to show signs of discoloration.
  • Oranges can be stored at room temperature for 3 days or will keep for up to 2 weeks in a loosely sealed “Green Bag” in the crisper section of the refrigerator.
  • Turnips do not suit well with long storage. The longer they are kept, the more bitter than become, so try to use them within a few days. The greens are edible so if they come with greens, you can cut them and store them in a separate container, store them as you would other greens. The roots should be kept in a plastic “Green Bag” in the refrigerator and left unwashed until ready to use.
SWAP SYSTEM BLOG POST
Want to customize your bag?  Add more goat meat to your protein share? Extra carrots in your produce share? Annabel put together this handy dandy guide on how to use the system and create the bag of your dreams. Check it out here!
Login into your 4PFoods acount here to edit your bag.

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 
  • Bananas (Fair Trade, Certified Organic) - Beyond The Peel, CEPIBO, Peru
  • Broccoli Florets (Certified Organic) - Cottle Organics, Rose Hill, NC
  • Cocktail Tomatoes (Certified Organic) - Green Town Farms, Trenton, NC
  • Gold Turnips - Second Spring Farm, Purcellville, VA
  • Kohlrabi - Second Spring Farm, Purcellville, VA
  • Handcrafted Organic Kombucha - MTO Kombucha, Vint Hill, VA
  • Navel Oranges (Certified Organic) - Spooner Citrus, Vero Beach, FL
  • Red Butterhead Lettuce (Certified Organic) - Fresh2o Growers, Stevensburg, VA
  • Tatsoi (Certified Organic) - Cottle Organics, Rose Hill, NC
Featured Swap
  • Chioggia Beets - Second Spring Farm, Purcellville, VA
  • Purple Carrots - Second Spring Farm, Purcellville, VA

Protein Share
  • Bone-In Chicken Thighs (Certified Organic & Humane) - Shenandoah Valley Organics, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Forested Pork Chops, Bone-In - Saddle Ridge Farm, Culpeper, VA
  • Grass-Fed Beef Hamburger Patties - Whiffletree Farm, Warrenton, VA
  • Ground Turkey (Certified Organic) - Ayrshire Farm, Upperville, VA
  • Pork Chorizo Sausage Links - Saddle Ridge Farm, Culpeper, 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
  • Unsalted Butter - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
    • Salted Butter Option Available
  • Organic Cottage Cheese - Organic Valley, CROPP Cooperative
  • Organic Meadow Jack Cheese - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Organic Muenster Cheese - Organic Valley, CROPP Cooperative
  • Whole Milk Greek Yogurts - Maple Hill Creamery, Stuyvesant, NY
    • Plain, Whole Milk option Available
  • Drinkable Yogurts (Sweetened) - Mainstreet Farmstead, Stuarts Draft, VA
 +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:


Orange Banana Smoothie

Tatsoi, Basil & Feta Quiche

Tatsoi with Avocado and Egg

Soups, Salads, and Apps: 

Chickpea Tatsoi Coconut Curry Soup

Baked Kohlrabi Fries with Greek Tzatziki

Simple Caramelized Turnips

Kohlrabi Salad with Cilantro and Lime

Shaved Broccoli Stalk Salad with Soft Feta & Golden Raisins

Mains:

Linguine with Sausage and Broccoli

Crisp Tofu with Tatsoi and Peanut Sauce

Turnips au Gratin

Borlotti Beans on Toast with Tatsoi

Ginger-Glazed Turnips, Carrots, and Chestnuts

Mashed Root Vegetables with Bacon Vinaigrette

Kohlrabi Turnip Gratin

9 Broccoli Recipes

Dessert:

Death by Chocolate Banana Bread

Orange Olive Oil Cake

             Be sure to check out our PINTEREST PAGE for all of these recipes and more…whenever you want them! Don't have Pinterest? Email us and we'll give you access to our guest account.

*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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