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 want to hear you regarding your 4P Foods bags this spring. Justin, our Operations Manager, orders all the food from our farmers every week, and he would love to consider your feedback when doing so. A lot of what you receive in your bags is weather-dependent, but we are always interested in hearing what you love to eat at home. 
We are also excited to announce that we will be giving away a PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD to your favorite farmer or producer at our Earth Day party!
VOTE VOTE VOTE for your favorites here!
In case you missed it last week, two very important updates/changes to 4P Foods:
1) You can now customize your bag every week.  Feel free to swap, add, change, and tweak your bag to your liking.  Simply login to your account and build a bag that works for you on or before your cutoff day at midnight.  If you missed out on the amazing updates, check out last week's newsletter for the scoop on how it works. 
2) We can now deliver to almost anywhere in the DC metro area, including much of Maryland and northern Virginia! Refer your friends 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. Give them promo code: EATLOCAL

In case you can't tell, we're pumped 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. We will be giving away a PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD so vote for your favorites here!

Starr Hill Brewery is an independent, regional craft brewery born in a music hall in 1999 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The malt vinegar is a collaborative effort between Starr Hill and Virginia Vinegar Works, who crafted a 100% barley vinegar using the  traditional Orleans method of vinegar production which dates back to 1616 in France. This process takes approximately 2-3 months to convert the wine to vinegar with an additional 6 months for aging. Use your malt vinegar to glaze chicken, in marinades, for salt and vinegar roasted potatoes, or in this tomato chutney. It's also delicious simply drizzled on fries. We hope you enjoy it!

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 
  • Gold Potatoes (Certified Organic) - Tuscarora Organics, Hustontown, PA
  • Lacinato Kale (Certified Organic) - Bryson Family Farms, Labelle, FL
  • Orange Carrots (Certified Organic) - Stillwater Farm, Orangeville, PA
  • Pink Lady Apples (IPM) - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird In Hand, PA
  • Red Butterhead Lettuce (Certified Organic) - Fresh2o Growers, Stevensburg, VA
  • Red French Shallots (Certified Organic) - Help From Above Farm, Three Springs, PA
  • Starr Hill Malt Vinegar - Virginia Vinegar Works, Nelson County, VA
  • Tomatoes On-The-Vine (Certified Organic) - Red Sun Farm, Dublin, VA
  • White Mushrooms (Certified Organic) - Mother Earth Organics, Landenberg, PA
  • White Turnips - Van Dessel Farm, Accomack, VA
Protein Share
  • Artisinal Linguica Calabresa - The Rock Barn, Arrington, VA - Brazilian-style Linguiça Calabresa is seasoned with spicy Calabrese peppers, marjoram, lemon zest, and plenty of smoke. Dice and sauté crispy before serving. Try it with mussels or white fish, or in a Portuguese potato and kale soup. This is Tom's all time favorite!
  • Grass-Fed Beef Round Steaks - Sunrise Farms, Stuarts Draft, VA
  • Free-Range Chicken Tenders(Certified Organic & Humane) - Shenandoah Valley Organics, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Boneless Pork Loin Roast - Whiffletree Farms, Warrenton, VA
  • Grass-Fed Ground Beef - Thistle Creek Farm, Tyrone, PA
+Eggs (Half Dozen or Dozen available with Protein or Dairy Share Only) from Whiffletree Farm.

Dairy Share


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.



Kale, Potato, and Onion Frittata

Potato and Carrot Pancakes with Curry Sauce

Breakfast Apple Granola Crisp

Soups, Salads, and Apps:

Potato Scallion and Kale Cakes

Roasted Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Shallots

Ribollita - Tuscan Bread Soup with Kale, Carrots and Tomatoes (Annabel’s Favorite!)

Cinnamon Apple Turnip Soup

Red Lentil Stew with Carrots and Potatoes (Bonnie’s Favorite!)

Charred Shallots With Labneh and Pita

Portuguese Kale Soup (Caldo Verde) with Linguica and Cherry Tomatoes 


Roasted Potatoes and Shallots

Mashed Carrots and Turnips 

Lacinato Kale Gratin

Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

Potato Turnip Mushroom Gratin

Roasted Carrots and Turnips with Balsamic and Herbs

Balsamic Mushroom Shallot Pasta

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts (Bonnie and Annabel swear by this!)

Mushroom Kale Pesto Pizza

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Tony's Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

French Onion Beef Stroganoff

Brown Sugar Garlic Pork with Carrots & Potatoes


Carrot Tahini Muffins

Simplest Apple Tart

Raisin Studded April Bread Pudding

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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