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...

As you all know, DC is ramping up for Inauguration week.  We are going to be making all of our deliveries on our regularly scheduled days, but we may run into some road blocks along the way.  If you're planning to be out of town or working remotely, please remember to skip your bag as needed.  It should be a tricky week, but with any luck we'll get through unscathed.  Thanks in advance for your help!

 We want to hear your input. What do you want to see more of? What you receive in your bags every week is mostly dependent on the weather and what our farmers are growing, but we are always interested in hearing what you love to eat at home. Please (pretty please) take a brief moment to fill out this survey and give us some feedback.

This week in your bags you'll find toasted muesli from Michele's Granola. This muesli is unlike any other -  a handcrafted blend of organic whole grain oats, seeds, nuts and dried fruit, sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup from Maryland. Muesli is traditionally a raw mix, but this one is lovingly toasted so you can eat it without soaking. Michele's Granola is handcrafted in small batches in Baltimore, and is is free of wheat, dairy (it's certified vegan), and GMO ingredients. Enjoy the muesli as a cereal with your favorite milk or yogurt, soak it overnight in milk and top with fruit before eating or top your oatmeal with it. You can also top your chia pudding with it (try Michele's recipe for Overnight Maple Cinnamon Chia Pudding) or even generously sprinkle on your green salad for a crunch and added nutrition.
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 
  • Collard Greens (Certified Organic) - Cottle Organics, Rose Hill, NC
  • Green Beans (Certified Organic) - Cottle Organics, Rose HIll, NC
  • Green Bell Peppers (Certified Organic) - Bryson Family Farms, NC
  • Michele's Toasted Muesli - Michele's Granola, Baltimore, MD
  • Pink Lady Apples - Kauffman's Fruit Farm, Bird In Hand, PA
  • Red Batavia Lettuce (Certified Organic) - Fresh2o Growers, Stevensburg, VA
  • Red Grape Tomatoes (Certified Organic) - Lady Moon Farms, Punta Gorda, FL
  • Small Green Cabbage (Certified Organic) - Spring Valley Organics, PA
  • Sweet Onions (Certified Organic) - Wrightsdale Acres, Peach Bottom, PA
Featured Swap
  • Purple Top Turnips (Certified Organic) - Cottle Organics, Rose Hill, NC
  • Chioggia Beets - Second Spring Farm, Purcellville, VA

Protein Share
  • Chicken Tenders (Certified Organic & Humane) - Shenandoah Valley Organics, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Forested Ground Pork - Saddle Ridge Farm, Culpeper, VA
  • Forested Pork Kielbasa - Saddle Ridge Farm, Culpeper, VA
  • Grass-fed Beef Stew Meat - Heritage Hollow Farm, Sperryville, VA
  • Grass-fed Wagyu Beef Denver Steaks - Whiffletree Farm, Warrenton, VA

+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
  • Organic Chocolate Milk with Fairy Trade Certified Cocoa - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Aged Feta in Brine - Blue Ridge Dairy, Sterling, VA
  • Aged Monterey Jack - Kings Kreamery, Gordonsville, PA
  • Monocacy Ash, Farmstead Goat Cheese - Cherry Glen Farm, Boyds, MD
  • Flavored Drinkable Yogurts/Smoothies - Maple Hill Creamery, Stuyvesant, NY
  • Paquea Valley Yogurts - King Family Farm, Ronks, PA
    • Unsweetened, Plain Option Available
 +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.



 Overnight Maple Cinnamon Chia Pudding with Toasted Muesli

Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Toasted Muesli

Soups, Salads, and Apps: 

Green Beans With Ginger and Garlic

Black-Eyed Pea & Collard Greens Soup 

Balsamic Green Beans

Copycat Chipotle Grilled Peppers and Onions


Lebanese Roasted Stuffed Onions

Turkish-Style Braised Green Beans with Onions

Sauteed Cabbage with Apple & Onion

Coconut Curried Collard Greens

Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet

Collard Green Spring Rolls with Peppers and Cabbage 

Caramelized Onion & Pepper Quesadillas

Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage

Better than Restaurant Collard Green Falafel

11 Fresh Green Bean Recipes

Turmeric Pork Skillet with Cabbage


29 Oustanding Apple Desserts

             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



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:

  • Apples slowly continue ripening after picking, so they are best stored in your “Green Bag” for up to a week in the crisper in your refrigerator. Be sure you don’t store apples freely in the crisper with other items. The gases released by the apples will cause your other items to go bad sooner.
  • Store onions in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place; light can cause bitterness so keep them somewhere dark. They readily absorb moisture so avoid leaving them anywhere damp (in a cupboard under a sink, for example) and also, don’t store them near potatoes as these give off moisture and gas and will make onions spoil more rapidly.
  • 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.
  • A whole cabbage is best dealt with by removing all the tough outer leaves, then cutting the vegetable in half lengthwise. Using a large, sharp knife, cut out the hard central core, then thinly slice for use in salads, to braise, steam, or stir-fry. You can store an unused head of cabbage in your “Green Bag” in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. After preparation, any unused cabbage will store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Green peppers (2-3 weeks) will typically stay fresh longer than red, yellow, purple, or orange (1-2 weeks). Avoid cutting until ready to be used, once cut, the peppers are very susceptible to spoilage.
  • Collard Greens should be refrigerated in a “Green Bag” for up to 5 days. Do not wash your collards before storing them. This will cause them to go bad quicker. When ready to prepare, submerge collards in a bowl of water for about 10 minutes and allow all of the dirt to fall to the bottom of the bowl. Remove leaves from bowl and run cool water over them to remove any remaining dirt.


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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