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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...
 
 

MISFIT JUICE: FIGHTING FOOD WASTE ONE COLD PRESSED JUICE AT AT TIME

This week in your bag you'll find cold pressed juice from Misfit Juicery. Recently featured in Vogue Magazine, Misfit isn't just another  juice company. "Upon further inspection, this statement isn’t token rebelliousness or provocative marketing. Misfit wasn’t launched to be yet another juice brand; it was created to be a viable solution to a vexing national problem: food waste." In the United States alone, over 20 billion pounds of fresh, viably edible produce goes to waste each year, largely because it is considered too unattractive to be sold to consumers. As such, Misfit formulates their cold-pressed juices using 70 to 80 percent “misfit” produce: “Ugly” fruits and vegetables (items deemed the wrong shape, color, or size to sell at retail), along with scrap waste recovered from food processors who create precut packaged goods like carrot sticks. Of course, the juices are also delicious. Let us know what you think!


CSA DAY PROMOTION: REFER A FRIEND AND BOTH GET $10 OFF!
With CSA Day 2017 fast approaching on February 24th, we want to spread the 4PFoods love far and wide. Do you know a friend who's been eyeing your veggies? Someone who said they want to cook more this year? This is the perfect time to turn them into a 4PFoodie! Your friend will 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 24th and get $1o off. Email bonnie@4pfoods.com with the referrals, and she'll make sure you get your discount.

EARTH DAY PARTY 2017
We're so excited to be celebrating Earth day and our 3rd anniversary this year. We'll be throwing an Earth day happy hour at our office at Impact Hub in Chinatown, DC from 5:30-8 pm on April 20th. There will be delicious food from our farmers, booze, great conversation and fun! Get your tickets here
 
SWAP SYSTEM BLOG POST
Want to customize your bag?  Add more goat meat to your protein share? Extra carrots in your produce share? Annabel put together this handy dandy guide on how to use the system and create the bag of your dreams. Check it out here!
Login into your 4PFoods acount here to edit your bag.

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 Spinach (Certified Organic) - Horseshoe Cove Co-op, Waverly, GA
  • Chioggia Beets - Second Spring Farm, Purcellville, VA
  • Cold Pressed Juice - Misfit Juicery, Washington, DC
  • Covington Sweet Potatoes (Certified Organic) - Black Pearl Farm, Branchville, SC
  • Green Beans (Certified Organic) - C&B Farms, Clewiston, FL
  • Mixed Baby Greens (Spring Mix, Kale & Arugula) - Brightfarms, Elkwood, VA
  • Purple Daikon Radish (Certified Organic) - Eastbrook Produce, Smoketown, PA
  • Red or White Navel Oranges (Certified Organic) - Uncle Matt's Organics, Clermont, FL
  • Sweet Apple Snitz - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird In Hand, PA
Featured Swap
  • Bunched Leeks - Van Dessel Farm, Accomack, VA
  • Bunched Orange Carrots - Van Dessel Farm, Accomack, VA
  • Pink Lady or Granny Smith Apples - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird In Hand, PA

Protein Share
+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
  • Monocacy Gold - Cherry Glen Farm, Boyds, MD
    • Mild Flavored, Soft-Ripened Goat Cheese
  • Handmade Garlic & Chives Clouds - Mainstreet Farmstead, Stuarts Draft, VA
  • Havarti Semi-soft Cheese - Kings Kreamery, Lancaster, PA
  • Heavy Cream - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Sweetened, Drinkable Yogurts - Mainstreet Farmstead, Stuarts Draft, VA
 +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:


Sweet Potato and Spinach Egg Muffins

Soups, Salads, and Apps: 

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad

Roasted Beet, Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

Lemon Butter Green Beans with Garlic and Parmesan

4-Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes and Beets

Honey-Dijon Daikon Radish Fries

Mains:

5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Pasta

Daikon Patties

Red Beet Ravioli with Spinach and Goat Cheese 

Chickpea, Spinach & Sweet Potato Brown Rice Bowl

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas and Yogurt (Annabel’s go-to for sweet potatoes!)

One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Green Beans and Potatoes (sub sweet potatoes here!)

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese with Spinach

Dessert:

Moroccan Orange Dessert

Sweet Potato Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting



             Be sure to check out our PINTEREST PAGE for all of these recipes and more…whenever you want them! Don't have Pinterest? Email us and we'll give you access to our guest account.

*Most of the information on the history and proper storage of your vegetables comes from The Produce Bible by Leanne Kitchen

STORAGE TIPS

Feel like your chard wilts in a day? Apples getting soft? Check out our handy storage guide to keep your fruits and veggies crisp and delicious. Here are some recommendations for this week's produce:

  • You can store your sweet potatoes at room temperature in a well-ventilated area for several weeks. Don’t store your sweet potatoes in the refrigerator.

    Green Beans are best stored in a ventilated plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator. Avoid washing until use and they should keep for about seven days.

    Spinach should be washed several times to eliminate any muddy residue. Like any other green, they are prone to bruising and leaf damage. Spinach has a longer shelf life than other greens, but for the best quality try to eat them within a few days of receiving.
  •  When preparing beets, cut off the stem and scrub the beets to remove any dirt before cooking. If roasting, pat dry.

 Beets will keep for up to 10 days when stored in your plastic “Green Bag” in the refrigerator.

    To store properly, cut off the greens of radishes and place them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week. Use radish greens as soon as possible as they don’t store well. Wash and store the leaves like other salad greens and eat them within a day or two.

    Oranges can be stored at room temperature for 3 days or will keep for up to 2 weeks in a loosely sealed “Green Bag” in the crisper section of the refrigerator

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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