Monday, June 28, 2010

Preliminary Order for Friday, July 2nd

Hey there, friends!
This Friday we DO have a regular delivery and regular pick up times. Please be considerate of your host and make any special arrangements ahead of time if you will be traveling. Your help with this is GREATLY appreciated and will help us all to have a happy holiday weekend. Your host's contact information is listed on the website on the right side just under your pick up location. Remember it is your responsibility to find a substitute when you need one. We will be glad to help when possible with advance notice. Thanks for your help with this!

This week kicks off the avocado season here in the Redlands. We are also happy to supply leeches to some of our groups. Hope you enjoy the selection! (Check back for final updates Thursday evening.)
Regular Share: ($52 full, $28 half)
Avocado, local (Doral get Hass - not local)
Celery hearts
Cilantro (for all groups, but on bonus table only in Redlands and Coral Gables)
2 Head of lettuce
Cremini mushrooms (except Doral)
Grape tomatoes, LM
Red potatoes, FL
Butternut squash
Zucchini, FL
White nectarines
Kiwi (except Cutler Bay)
6/18 - Credit for all groups for okra and cucumbers: Cantaloupe
(sorry, no cucumbers available this order)
Fruit Share: ($23)
Lychee, local
Gala apples (Coral Gables extras for sale, $5)
Black plums
Strawberries (Coral Gables extras for sale, $3.50 each)
NEW!!!! Bread Share: ($18)
(all organic from Crackerman Crackers)
Freshly made right here in Bal Harbor:
2 loaves bread, 5 grain
1 bag flax seed crackers
1 container 5 herb hummus
Let your host know if you will be taking a bread share; otherwise, it will be sold on a first come, first serve basis; supplies limited. We will also have some flax seed crackers, Mexican Blackbean dip and the Five Herb Hummus available for individual sale. If sold seperately, priced as follows: Bread loaf $6, crackers $5, dips $4.




1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5 Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life's everyday problems


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Order for Friday, June 18

Yellow Beans



(Cutler Bay & Doral)

Green Onion (Doral gets Shallots)

Romaine Lettuce (Cutler Bay only)

Red Leaf/Red Butter Lettuce

Mushrooms (except Doral)


(Coral Gables & Redland)
Sweet Potato (except Cutler Bay)
Corn (except Doral)