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 are offering 10$ off to anyone who refers a friend, apartment or office building. Your friend will also get 10$ off their new share when they enter the promo code "HAPPYCSADAY" - and so will you.  Interested in trying out the protein or dairy share? (bacon! cheese!) Add a new share until Feb 26th and get 1o$ off. Email with the referrals, and she'll make sure you get your discount.  

We're so excited to be celebrating Earth day and our 2nd anniversary this year. Naturally, this calls for 2 parties! We'll be throwing an Earth day happy hour at our office at Impact Hub in Chinatown, DC from 6-9 pm on April 22nd. There will be delicious food from our farmers, local booze, music and fun! Get your tickets for that here. Do you want to see where your eggs and meat come from? On April 30th, we are partnering with Jesse from Whiffletree Farm to throw the Squawker party at his farm in Warrenton, Virginia. It will be an all day event featuring food trucks, live music, and a celebration of the farm. Before  the event, we want to give you guys an exclusive chance to take a peek inside our warehouse, and see how your fruits and veggies make it from the farmer to you. More details TBA!

This week in your bags you'll find microgreens from Underground Greens. Started by Maryna Higgins in 2015 out of a warehouse in Union Market, Maryna's microgreens are flavorful, sustainable and local. Maryna is from Belarus, and grew up eating fresh fruits and vegetables from her family's garden. When she moved to the US, she was shocked by how little people knew about how fruits and vegetables are grown, or what it means to eat seasonally. Working in DC as an accountant, she had no backyard to grow in, so started growing microgreens in her apartment because they're easy to take care of. On a flight to Europe one day, she read about two guys in London who were starting an underground hydroponic farm growing microgreens in forgotten World War 2 bomb shelters.  She was incredibly inspired by this, and felt that she could recreate the same in DC. So, Underground Greens was born. For recipe inspiration, check out the recipe section of Underground Greens' site. 

On March 5th, we are super excited to be a part of the Grow Your Health festival in Fairfax. The festival is dedicated to teaching people how to grow their own food, or identify sources of locally grown, organic farm-grown food (like ours!) for a joyful and nutritious diet. The Festival will provide tips on how people can garden their way to good health, understand what “organic” really means, find sources for local organic food and make sustainable, healthy food and wellness choices! The festival will include a screening of "Growing Cities" an award winning documentary about urban farming. Come say stop by and say hi at our table! Get your tickets here. 

Love Butternut Squash and berry jam but don't love turnips? No worries! We can swap out any produce item for more of a different one. Just email with what you don't like, and we'll try our best to accommodate you. Don't knock turnips til you try them - not only are they a totally delicious low-carb alternative to potatoes, but turnips are also packed with vitamin C, folate, and potassium.  Have you tried making them this way yet?

Never had Biltong before? You're in for a treat! Imagine the best beef jerky ever: that's biltong right there. Made from locally raised beef eye round marinated in malt vinegar and rubbed with curing salt, coriander, and garlic, this stuff is addicting. 

That's all for now.  Please continue to share you wonderful recipes, stories, questions, and ideas with us.  We love hearing from you.

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
  • Berry Jam(Certified Organic) - Oakview Acres, Strasburg, PA
  • Bunched Red Beets(Certified Organic) - Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop, Lancaster, PA
  • Butternut Squash - Cassell Farms, HIllsville, VA
  • Granny Smith Apples(IPM) - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird In Hand, PA
  • Gold Turnips - Second Spring Farm, Wheatland, VA
  • Kossak Kohlrabi - Second Spring Farm, Wheatland, VA
  • Red Grapefruit(Certified Organic) - Uncle Matt's Organics, Clermont, FL
  • Red Oak Leaf Lettuce(Certified Organic) - Fresh2o Growers, Stevensburg, VA
  • "Pepper Bomb" Microgreens - Underground Greens, Washington, DC
Protein Share
  • 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef - Whiffletree Farm, Warrenton, VA
  • African Biltong (The Best Beef Jerky of your Life!) - Straw Stick & Brick, Washington, DC
  • Free-Range Boneless Chicken Breast(Certified Organic) - Ayrshire Farms, Upperville, VA
  • Pastured Pork Chorizo - Clark's Old Peach Tree Farm, Sperryville, VA
  • Pork Breakfast Maple Patties - Clark's Old Peach Tree Farm - Sperryville, VA
+Eggs (Half Dozen or Dozen available with Protein or Dairy Share Only) from Whiffletree Farm.

Dairy Share
  • Organic Baby Swiss - Hope Springs Farm, East Earl, PA
  • Organic Grass-Fed COW Ricotta Cheese - Natural By Nature, Newark, DE
  • Organic Grass-Fed Sour Cream - Natural By Nature, Newark, DE
  • Half Gallon Whole Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • QT Whole Goat Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Unsalted Organic Butter - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Berry Banana & Blueberry Tart Lowfat Organic Yogurt Smoothies – Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
    • Unsweetened Plain Available by Request


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.




Detox Beet Apple Smoothie

Turnip Hash Browns

Ground Beef and Butternut Squash Breakfast Skillet

5 Ingredient Grapefruit Green Smoothie


Butternut Squash Apple Soup

Butternut Squash, Beet, & Quinoa Salad

Kohlrabi, Beetroot, & Apple Salad with Parsley & Lime

Beet and Kohlrabi Sauerkraut

Cinnamon Apple Turnip Soup


Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Beef-Stuffed Butternut Squash

Pickled Turnips

5 Tasty Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi

Beet and Turnip Gratin

Prosciutto Wrapped Pepper Bomb

Pepper Bomb Chicken Wings

12 Microgreen Recipes Packed with Macro Flavor

Chorizo Meatballs


Smitten Kitchen’s Grapefruit Olive Oil Pound Cake


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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