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...

It's a rare treat that we can get fresh bamboo - we're so excited that one of our farm partners will have just enough for us!  If you've never cooked with bamboo, you're in for a treat.  It's incredibly healthy for you, and adds a unique crunch and flare to stir fries, salads, and more.  The newsletter photo shows what it looks like, and there are plenty of recipes below.  For now, here's a quick rundown on cooking with bamboo.  Remember to soak or boil it before preparing it in a dish.  Have fun and let us know what you think!

Bonnie, our wonderful Member Experience Wizard is on a much deserved vacation.  She is taking a road trip to the Cherokee National Forest, then Memphis, then New Orleans.  We will miss you Bonnie, but have a blast and we'll see you in two weeks!  Members: Any "Bonnie questions" can be sent to Tom ( or Justin ( while she's out. 

Our friends at Faucette's Farm work with a small local mill to make their very own pancake mix.  It.  Is.  Awesome.  Conveniently, Justin managed to get buttermilk in the dairy bags this week as well.  Buttermilk pancakes, anyone?  Yes, please.

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 
  • Bamboo Shoots (Certified Organic) - R Farm, Weaverville, NC
  • Cilantro(Certified Organic) - Shenandoah Herbs, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Garnet Sweet Potatoes (Certified Organic) - Triple J Organics, Rose Hill, NC
  • Green Garlic (Certified Organic) - Valley View Farm, Peach Bottom, PA
  • Little Gem Romaine Lettuce (Certified Organic) - Liberty Acres, Drumore, PA
  • Pink Lady Apples (IPM) - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird In Hand, PA
  • Red Russian Kale (Certified Organic) - Cottle Organics, Rose Hill, NC
  • Small Batch Milled Pancake Mix, 1lb - Faucette's Farm, Brown Summit, NC
  • Truss Tomatoes (Certified Organic) - Sunburst Tomatoes, Momeyer, NC
Protein Share
+Eggs (Half Dozen or Dozen available with Protein or Dairy Share Only) from Whiffletree Farm.

Dairy Share +Eggs (Half Dozen or Dozen available with Protein or Dairy Share Only) from Whiffletree Farm.


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.


Buttermilk Pancakes

Kale Cocktails - becuase... well, why not?

Roasted Tomato & Goat Cheese Quiche

Soups, Salads, and Apps:

Cooking With Green Garlic

Cilantro & Sweet Potato Soup

Red Russian Kale with Pink Lady Apple Salad

Sweet Potato & Kale Meatballs


Cajun Style Blackened Catfish

Mud Hogs (Bacon-Wrapped Catfish Nuggets)

Spring Miso Soup with Bamboo & Green Garlic

Cilantro Goat Cheese Pasta

Apple Stuffed Pork Loin Roast

Stir Fried Bamboo Shoots


Sweet Potato Pie

Tomato Dessert Popsicles

Cilantro Coconut Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

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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