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...


We're so excited! We just launched a major website update, so now the 4P Foods shares will get better than ever. You can fully customize your bags each week. Simply login before your skip deadline to make any changes you want. 
Here are some features and instructions:
  • Login to your account. Under "Subscriptions" you'll see each of your shares. On Friday, when Justin confirms our orders for the next week, you'll see a live list of what will be in each week's bags along with some extra items in our inventory. You can take out items you don't want, add extra portions of items you do want, or trade for other items we have in stock.
  • It's a points-based system. Each item will have a certain number of points based on what their cost is - so some items may be worth more than others. Feel free to trade items around until you have customized a bag you love. The points do not roll over to future weeks, but we do give you 5 points of leeway - so for example, if you only have 3 points left but want to get extra apples for 5 points, you can still do that. 
  • For the Produce share, there will be a list of value-added items you can trade for produce items if you want. Note, the value-added items tend to be worth more points than the produce, so you may have to trade two produce items for a value-added item.
  • For the Dairy Share, you will also now see low fat and nonfat milk, as well as plain yogurts and yogurt smoothies. We'll also keep a limited inventory of other dairy items you may want to trade for that week.
  • For the Protein share, we will have a pretty solid list of other cuts of meat that you can trade for - so you can pretty much build your own Protein share if you want to.
  • After you've made any changes you want, you can move away from that page after the changes load - no "save changes" needed. 
  • If you do run into any trouble or notice any bugs, feel free to email Bonnie ( But hopefully this new feature will limit the need for emailing in the future! 
This is the evolution of 4P Foods becoming a true online farmers marketplace. We hope to marry the principles of Community Supported Agriculture with the convenience and choice you all deserve.  As we continue to build a community of people, like you, who want to create a more just and equitable food system of tomorrow, we hope to make ethical, sustainable food the norm - not the exception.
Let us know what you think of the new options, and thank you for all your support.
We can now deliver to almost anywhere in the DC metro area, including much of Maryland and northern Virginia! 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.  

 Sometimes called "Creasies," Creasy greens are a leafy green that traditionally grows in the Appalachian Mountains, and was gathered by foragers.  Their flavor is similar to the pungent spice of watercress and has a texture similar to spinach. They can be used raw in salads to add a splash of peppery flavor, or to lessen the bite, you can also quickly boil them or sauté them. The mountain folk lore touting the greens as a longevity elixir is warranted: they are extremely rich in vitamin A and vitamin C -more so than broccoli.  Check out this article to find out more about them and how to make them into  delicious creasy greens and sweet potato cakes.

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 
  • Bunched White Scallions (Certified Organic) - Shady Hollow Farm, Cochranville, PA
  • Fresh Turmeric (Certified Organic) - Spade and Clover Farm, Johns Island, SC 
  • Garnet Sweet Potatoes (Certified Organic) - Triple J Organics, Sims, NC
  • GoldRush Apples (IPM) - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird In Hand, PA
  • Large Red Grapefruit (Certified Organic) - Uncle Matt's Organics, Clermont, FL
  • Organic Berry Jam (Assorted Flavors) - Oakview Acres, Strasburg, PA
  • Red Chard (Certified Organic) - Bryson Family Farms, LaBelle, FL
  • Truss Tomatoes (Certified Organic) - Sunburst Tomato, Nashville, NC
  • Upland Cress (Creasy Greens) - Kirby Farms, Mechanicsville, VA
Protein Share
  • 100% Grassfed Beef Stew Meat - Sunrise Farms, Stuarts Draft, VA
  • Boneless Chicken Breasts (Certified Organic & Humane) - Shenandoah Valley Organics, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Classic Pork Sausage Links - Clark's Old Peach Tree Farm, Sperryville, VA
  • Pastured Bison Ground Chuck - Cibola Farms, Culpeper, VA 
  • Pastured Pork Chops - Whiffletree Farm, Warrenton, 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
    • Lowfat and Nonfat Available as Swappable Items
  • Farmstead Monocacy Ash Goat Cheese - Cherry Glen Farm, Boyds, MD
  • Organic Baby Swiss Cow Milk Cheese - Hope Springs Farm, East Earl, PA
  • Quart Chocolate Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Organic, Raw Meadow Jack Cheese - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Organic Lowfat Yogurt Smoothies - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
    • Unsweetened Plain Available as Swappable Items


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.




Sausage Gravy (Annabel’s Favorite!)

Grapefruit With Chile And Rosemary

Poached Eggs and Red Chard on Sourdough Toast

Grapefruit Daiquiris

Grapefruit-Rosemary Mule

Soups, Salads, and Apps:

5-Ingredient Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Scallion Fritters

Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup

Scallion Pancakes (Annabel’s Favorite!)

Creasy Greens Quiche

Creasy Greens Egg Salad

Moroccan-ish Sweet Potato Sunshine Salad with Tomatoes
Sweet Potato, Turmeric and Spinach Curry (Replace the spinach with either chard or creasies!)


Sweet Potato Bison Shepherd's Pie

19 Creative Ways to cook with Red Chard

Healing Turmeric and Red Lentils Dhal

Creasy Greens with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

Easy Braised Creasy Greens

Lentil, Chard & Sweet Potato Curry

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Beans and Greens (Use either the chard or creasy greens here!)

31 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

The Ultimate Beef Stew


Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake with Grapefruit Syrup and Grapefruit Glaze


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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