Sunday, June 29, 2014

Preliminary Order for July 1st, 2014

Enjoy the local treats that are in season.  Our avocados are just getting into full swing.  Mangoes will be available in plentiful supply, but for a short time.  Stock up and freeze for future smoothies.  Here's another idea: we love avocado and mango together in a salad with romaine lettuce and a bit of red onion.  A friend of mine shared her family's favorite salad dressing which goes so nicely with this combination: equal parts of lime juice, plain yogurt and honey.  Happy grilling as you celebrate the Forth of July!  Don't miss the invitation below for a Dinner's Done Freezer Meal Workshop.  RSVP needed by Wednesday.

This week's box will include:  (Substitutions may occur)
Full ($52)   Half  ($28)

Avocado - LOCAL
White Corn
2 heads Romaine lettuce
Cremini Mushrooms
Heirloom Tomatoes
Mangoes - LOCAL
Brown Turkey Figs
Forelle Pears

Fruit Box ($23)

 Fuji Apples
Orange Honeydew Melon

Extras available (Order through your host):

New: Celtic Sea Salt Mineral Blend, Light Grey: 
Our bulk food order had a surplus of this item.  I have repackaged it into quart bags.  Each bag has 4 cups, approx. 2 1/2 lb.  $8 (only 3 bags still available)

Raw Orange Blossom Honey
- $30 half gallon, $16 for quart, $9 for pint  ($2 refund on jars)

Organic Oils -
Olive oil ($10), Coconut Expeller Pressed ($16 Quart with $2 refund on jar, $45 gallon, please supply a gallon size container)  Gallon size is sold out, only a couple of quart jars remain in stock.

Clean Meats: 
Prices listed below, subject to change.
I have ordered organic pastured ground beef, ABF Sunday bacon, Gluten free chicken strips, and turkey hot dogs, all fresh for this Tuesday.  I also have on hand ABF boneless skinless chicken breasts and organic bone-in chicken thighs, plus a few turkey bacon and Canadian bacon.  These items have been frozen to preserve quality before or by the freeze by date.  Place order now!  Text or email me today.  Limited quantities available 786-251-1000 or There has been a request for some pork products, but I need more orders before I can get a case.  Let me know if you are interested in organic pork tenderloin and organic pork chops.  I also did not get enough orders for the whole ABF chickens.  Place orders now for next time.  If you want strictly organic, you may have to order a half case.  A full case comes with 8 whole birds.

Our local egg supply has been growing.
Special thanks to Dave and Isabel Schieferly for inviting our community to their farm to see how they are building an organic sustainable farm from the ground up!  We love your eggs!  Dave and Isabel are supplying us in Redlands and Homestead with pastured eggs.  Their chickens are fed all non-GMO, soy free, organic feed in addition to munchies growing on the farm!  These eggs are $6.50 dozen.  Limited supply.
Our standard option for $5.10 dozen is either local pastured conventional eggs or organic free roaming. 

Organic Coconut Flour: 
Our family eats Gluten Free so I am always looking for good wholesome foods to supplement.  Tropical Traditions has a ton of recipes online using this healthy, high protein flour.  $10 per bag, 2.2 lb each.  7 bags available.

All Natural Insect Bug Repellent 4oz. For $6.50 bottle:
ingredients include: purified water, org virgin coconut oil, org jojoba, plant based emulsifying wax, grapefruit seed extract, org virgin palm oil, and org essential oils of citronella, lemongrass, catnip, peppermint and tansy.  8 bottles available

Don't miss this event!
 It's not too late to join us.  Please RSVP by Wednesday so we can order your pantry items. 

Dinner's Done with The Pampered Chef - a 10 Freezer Meal Workshop scheduled for July 12th, at 4 pm.  I will be hosting the event, but one of our produce hosts, Kristin, will be leading the workshop.  Location will be in the Cutler Bay area, TBA.  Each meal will feed your family for around $3 per serving!!  Here's how it works:
Prepare 10 meals ready to cook now or freeze for later use.
Average meal provides 4-6 servings and is less that $3/serving.
When your product total is $70 or more, you will receive a free gift for attending. 
Purchase your Pampered Chef Pantry Items beforehand so they will be ready for you to use when your workshop date arrives.
Purchase your grocery store items beforehand and bring them with you to the workshop.  Your grocery items should cost around $100 on average.  Buying organic, sales, and where you purchase these items can affect your total grocery bill. 
Menu:  (Carefully selected with allergies in mind.  All listed menu recipes can be served gluten and dairy free.)
Chicken Recipes:

Chicken de Provence

Chicken Cacciatore
Greek Chicken
Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Beef Recipes:
Spanish Rice
Beef Fajitas
Beef Gyros
Cherry Chipotle Barbeque Meatballs (can be made with beef or turkey)
Pork/Ham Recipe:
Stewed Black-Eyed Peas
Vegetarian Recipe:
White Bean and Vegetable Stew
RSVP by email by Saturday and I will email you the list of pantry items and grocery items needed.  Space is limited to 10 people so call Cyndi at (786)251-1000 to reserve your spot.
We also have a member in the Miami Springs area offering Freezer Meal Workshops using Wildtree products which are all organic.  Contact Laura Ortega at (786)566-3713 for more information.