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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...
 
 

JOIN THE FOOD REVOLUTION
"Access to good, fresh, nutritious food is every child's human right, but currently we're failing our children." - Jamie Oliver
Yesterday, a worldwide campaign to fight the social injustices in the food system was launched.  Here at 4P Foods, we're proud to be part of that revolution.  Our brand promise to our farmers, our members, and our community, is this: 

“We know that you know the food system needs some work.  We also recognize that you are busy and can't always engage in all pieces of it every day.  By spending your food dollars with us, you are voting with your fork, because together, we are going to fight that fight on your behalf.  Together, we are building a more equitable food system.”

While we know that healthy, local food delivered conveniently to you is something you enjoy, we hope you see that this is also about creating equity for those in our food system who are often overlooked.  We couldn't do this without you, so thank you for your support.  Now, we invite you to join us in that Food Revolution:
http://foodtank.com/news/2016/05/jamie-oliver-launches-his-food-revolution-on-may-20th 

HEIRLOOM RICE
This is amazing.  For the first time ever, 4P Foods is going to have rice... and not just any rice.  Justin has worked tirelessly with a new team of family farms in the south that are bringing back heirloom varieties of beans, peas, and rice.  This week, we are excited to introduce you to Charleston Golden Rice, a NON-GMO heirloom variety, hand harvested and milled by farmer Jimmy Hagood.  This rice is incredible.  It has a mild nutty flavor, with a sweetness that reminds us of basmati.  Supporting these types of farms and crops to renew the bounty of heirloom American seeds is one of the best parts of what we do.  Major props to Justin and Jimmy for making this happen.  Be sure to let us know what you think of the rice!  

SCAPES
Have you ever cooked with garlic scapes?  They are a rare treat with a very short season, but they are one of the highlights of spring.  Bon Appetit has an article calling them the "best vegetable you're not cooking with yet."  They're something akin to a scallion with a very subtle garlic flavor.  Eat them raw, cooked, chopped into pesto, and more.  Check out 10 Easy Ways to cook with Scapes HERE.  Many thanks to our friends at Lois Produce Farm in  Virginia for getting us these special spring highlight this coming week.

EatLuv Discount Codes
If have you haven't yet tried Heba's incredible clarified butter, shop now because the 4P Foods exclusive discount is expiring this week!  Shop HERE , or email Heba with questions.  And when you do, be sure to send her some Luv.  She was in a bad car accident last week.  She is thankfully doing fine, save for a few bumps and bruises, but some love always speeds up the recovery!
Email: Heba@EatLuv.com 
20% Off Discount Code is: 4pfoods

SWAP SYSTEM BLOG POST
Still confused about how our awesome new swap system works? Annabel put together this handy dandy guide on how to use the system and create the bag of your dreams. Check it out here!

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 
  • Spring Asparagus - Fifer Orchards, Camden, De
  • Blackberries (Cert. Organic) - Uncle Matt's Organics, Clermont, FL
  • Blueberries (Cert. Organic) - Uncle Matt's Organics, Clermont, FL
  • Broccoli Crowns - Kirby Farms, Mechanicsville, VA
  • Bunched Beets - New Market Plantation, Milford, VA
  • Charleston Gold Rice - Lavington Farms, Ace Basin, SC
  • Green Butterhead Lettuce (Certified Organic) - Fresh2o Growers, Stevensburg, VA
  • Curly Green Kale - Kirby Farms, Mechanicsville, VA
  • Garlic Scapes - First of the Season! - Lois Produce, Leedstown, VA
Protein Share
  • Chicken Breast (Cert. Organic & Humane) - Shenandoah Valley Organics, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Bison Burger Patties - Cibola Farms, Culpeper, VA
  • Chicken Leg Quarters (Cert. Organic & Humane) - Ayrshire Farms, Upperville, VA
  • Pastured Pork Chorizo Grillers - Clark's Old Peach Tree Farm, Sperryville, VA
  • Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon - Bristol Bay, AK by Whiffletree Farms
+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
  • Dark Belgian Chocolate Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Organic, Lowfat Yogurt Smoothies - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
    • Unsweetened, Plain Option Available
  • Cabra La Mancha Aged Cheese(Goat) - Firefly Farms, Accident, MD
  • Farmstead Feta Cheese(Goat) - Cherry Glen Farm, Boyds, MD
  • Smoked Raw Cheddar(Cow) - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Paquea Valley Yogurts, Assorted Flavors - Kings Family Farm, Ronks, PA
    • Unsweetened, Plain Option Available
+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:
Scrambled Eggs over Asparagus

Bacon, Egg, & Kale Breakfast of Champions


Soups, Salads, and Apps:
HOT PINK Rice

Beets on Beets on Beets
...browse around our awesome beet recipes...

Cabra La Mancha Macaroni & Cheese
Pro Tip: The Cabra La Mancha Goat Cheese from Firefly Farms makes the "best mac n cheese I've ever tasted."


Mains:
Cheesy Rice with Asparagus
**use scapes in place of garlic & scallions**

Easy Chicken & Broccoli over Rice

Bison Sliders with BLUEBERRY BBQ Sauce & Goat Cheese
**Win the Memorial Day Grill Master Award with this**

One Pan Scape, Asparagus, & Lemon Salmon


Dessert:
Blueberry Bread Pudding

Blueberry Goat Cheese Pie
*double up your berries in your small produce share*


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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