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 excited to welcome a new farm to the 4P Foods Family. Main Street Farmstead is a family owned and operated dairy farm located in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. Gary and Audrey Conner have owned the dairy since 1977. They milk the cows twice daily with plenty of help from their sons and daughters . One of their happy cows is featured above. You can check out their cheese clouds and garlic-chive cheddar in this week’s dairy share!

Justin, our operations manager, is taking a much-deserved vacation with a beer in his hand and his feet in the sand. We'll do our best to keep ordering and delivery in tiptop shape while our operation guru is away. Members: Any "Justin questions" can be sent to Tom ( or Bonnie ( while he's out. 

Join Fit Fathers Day for a “Social Workout” on Sunday, June 19th from 10am to 12pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 8525 Fenton Street. Enjoy games, healthy snacks, an interactive kid’s area, giveaways (REI, Bose, Road Runner Sports, Soul Cycle, Live Nation, Modell’s), and live music from DJ Blinks and the Fit Mom. Come meet, greet and work out with Grammy-nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn and the Baltimore Ravens’ Kyle Arrington.

When you refer a friend to 4P Foods, you both receive $10 towards your next order. New customers order online with discount code: 4PFriends. Once they’ve signed up, email for $10 off your next bag. 
Want to get your office or apartment building involved? When five or more individuals sign up for delivery to the same location, the delivery fee is waved. You can also help organize a 4P Foods meet-and-greet at your workplace to receive your next produce bag free. Email to schedule the meet-and-greet and to help spread the good word.

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 
  • Blueberries (Certified Organic) - Black Bear Farm, Branchville, SC
  • Bunched Asparagus - Fifer Orchards, Camden, DE
  • Clingstone Peaches - Shuler Farm, Holly Hill, SC
  • Green Beans (Certified Organic) - Cottle Nursery, Faison, NC
  • Mixed Patty Pan Squash - Dodd's Acres Farm, Mechanicsville, VA
  • New Red Skin Potatoes - Lowland Farms, Johns Island, SC
  • Red Russian Kale (Certified Organic) - Ward's Organic Farm, Whiteville, NC
  • Red Slicer Tomatoes - Island Tomato Growers, Johns Island, SC
  • Slicing Cucumbers - Kirby Farms, Mechanicsville, VA
Protein Share
  • 100% Grassfed Sirloin Strip Steaks - Whiffletree Farm, Warrenton, VA
  • Free Range Ground Turkey (Cert. Organic & Humane) - Ayrshire Farms, Upperville, VA
  • Pastured Bacon - Clark's Old Peach Tree Farm, Sperryville, VA
  • Chicken Leg Quarters (Cert. Organic & Humane) - Ayrshire Farms, Upperville, VA
  • Pastured Pork Hot Italian Grillers - 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
  • Half Gallon Whole Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
    • 2% & Nonfat Options Available
  • Monocacy Chipotle Cheese (Goat) - Cherry Glen, Boyds, MD
  • Original Cheese Clouds (Cow) - Main Street Farmstead, Stuarts Draft, VA
  • Garlic & Chives Cheddar (Cow) - Main Street Farmstead, Stuarts Draft, VA
  • Whole Goat Milk - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
  • Paquea Valley Yogurts - King Family Farm, Ronks, PA
    • Plain, Unsweetened Option Available
  • Unsalted Butter - Trickling Springs Creamery, Chambersburg, PA
+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.


Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

Blueberry Overnight Oats

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes

How to Make Cucumber Water

Soups, Salads, and Apps:
Twice Baked Potatoes with Kale
**Great with the Hot Italian Grillers**

Green Beans with Walnut-Miso Dressing

Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad

Pickled Pattypan Squash and Green Beans

Ginger, Coriander Pattypan Squash

Grilled Cheese-and-Bacon Sandwich with Cheese Curds

Poutine (french fries with gravy and cheese curds)
**Sub red potatoes for russet potatoes**

New York Strip Steak with Horseradish-Mint Glaze

Turkey Meatball Sub

Grilled Chicken Leg Quarters with Lime Dressing

Blueberry and Peach Cobbler (Lee's favorite)

Peach and Blueberry Parfait

Creamy Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

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

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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