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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...
 
 

NEW WEBSITE IS LIVE - EXPANDED DELIVERY TO 254 ZIP CODES IN THE DC METRO AREA!
This is big news.  Seriously.  We've been working on this for almost a year now... remember all those friends you have that you've been telling about 4P Foods, but we don't deliver to them so they don't join us?  Well - that's about to change.  We are two years old now, and we are ready to take it to the next level... but we need your help.  Here it comes: 4P Foods direct delivery, to all of your friends and neighbors.  Justin and Tom are slightly petrified of the delivery logistics, but we know that as we grow, we can scale the positive impact we're making in all of the communities we touch... both our rural farmers, and our urban neighbors.
As of this weekend, we have launched a new website and behind-the-scenes operations. We can deliver to almost anywhere in the DC metro area, including much of Virginia and Maryland! We are now able to spread the 4PFoods love across the DMV... but we need your help.  Do you have a friend who would love to get a bag of local produce every week but was previously out of our delivery zone? Refer them to us and when they sign up you and your friend get $10 off a bag! Just email us your friend's name and when they sign up we'll hook you up with the discount, and give them promo code: EATLOCAL
In case you can't tell, we're getting quite excited for our upcoming events in April.  We would love if you, your friends, family, and neighbors could join us for either or both of our celebrations. Come celebrate on the farm with us - Get your tickets for Squawker here.  Can't make it to the farm? No Problem! Come party with us at our DC office. Get your tickets here.  

SWAP OPTION!
Love butternut squash but don't love Spanish black radishes? No worries! We can swap out any item for more of a different one. Just email bonnie@4pfoods.com with your delivery location and what you don't like, and we'll try our best to accommodate you.   A special request from Bonnie:  When sending your preferences via email, please (*pretty please*) be clear about what you do not want, and what you DO want more of.  Some of the emails she got recently were confusing and hard to decipher.  "More of this, less of that," is a good way to help us help you.  Many thanks!!

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 
  • Black Spanish Radishes (Certified Organic) - Groundworks Farm, Pittsville, MD
  • Bunched Thyme (Certified Organic) - Shenandoah Herbs, Harrisonburg, PA
  • Butternut Squash - Hartland Natural Farm, Madison, VA
  • Green Butterhead Lettuce - Fresh2o, Stevensburg, VA
  • Green Kale (Certified Organic) - Bryson Family Farms, Labelle, FL
  • Orange Carrots (Certified Organic) - Rising Sun Organics, Mount Joy, PA
  • Pink Lady Apples (Certified Organic) - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird in Hand, PA
  • Rudy Red Grapefruit (Certified Organic) - Uncle Matt's Organics, Clermont, FL
  • Wildflower Honey - Hungry Hill Farm, Nelson, VA
Protein Share
  • Chicken Tenders!! (Certified Organic & Humane) - Shenandoah Valley Organics, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Gourmet Maple Rashers (like sweet Canadian Bacon) - The Rock Barn, Arrington, VA
  • Pastured Pork Barts Stuffed with Cheese - Clark's Old Peach Tree Farm, Sperryville, VA
  • Ground Turkey (Certified Organic & Humane) - Ayrshire Farm, Upperville, VA
  • 100% Grassfed Lamb Chops!! - Sunrise Farms, Stuarts Draft, 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% and Nonfat Options often available by request
  • Bella Vita Gourmet Goat Cheese - Firefly Farm & Creamery, Accident, MD
  • Unsalted Pasture Raised Milk Butter - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Traditional Raw Cheddar - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Classic Farmers Cheese - Lancaster Farms, Leola, PA
    • If you've never had Farmers Cheese before, this is AMAZING.  Click here to learn more about how it's made... or ask Annabel, she'll tell you all about it:  annabel@4pfoods.com.
  • Individual Size Grassfed Dairy Yogurts - Pequea Valley, King Family Farms, Ronk, PA

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/Smoothies:

Apple, Tahini Toast with Honey and Thyme

Soups, Salads, and Apps:

Apples, Honey and Goat Cheese Crostini

Spicy Thai Carrot and Kale Salad

Cleansing Carrot Autumn Squash Soup

Grated Black Radish Salad

3 Ways to Cook Black Radish

Black Radish Slaw with Toasted Quinoa

Black Radish Chips

Butternut Squash Kale & Quinoa Stew

Roasted Carrot, Butternut Squash and Kale Soup

Mains:

Smitten Kitchen's Sesame-Spiced Turkey Meatballs + Smashed Chickpea Salad

Roasted Carrots with Honey, Rosemary and Thyme

Butternut Squash and Kale Sautee

Butternut Squash and Kale Pizza

Buttermilk Pan Fried Chicken Tenders

Herb Roasted Lamb Chops

Roasted Butternut Squash, Sausage and Kale Pasta

Dessert:

Honey Grapefruit Margarita

Olive Oil, Honey & Apple Cake

Grapefruit Tart with a Coconut Crust
 

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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