Produce Delivery, Friday 2/10

Beets, Red — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Cabbage, Green — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Carrots, Orange — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Collard Greens — Florida
Dandelion Greens — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL) Continue reading

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Grain Cooking Guide

Rinse before cooking. Bring water to a boil and then add the grain. Add a pinch of salt if desired. Boil for 5-10 minutes then cover and simmer for 20 – 40 minutes. Or, after adding grain, cover and bring water back to rolling boil. Then simmer until tender (same amount of time as prior method).

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RICE TYPES:
Short grain – chewy and a bit sweet
Medium grain – lighter and fluffier than short grain
Long grain – lightest and most delicate flavor
Basmati (white and brown) – nutty flavor, smells buttery when cooking
Sweet Brown – stick, short grain – ideal for sushi
According to one source, grains should make up 50-60% of your diet. They have lots of fiber both soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibers (especially oats corn and barley) can help reduce blood fat and cholesterol (which helps prevent heart disease). Insoluble fibers aid intestinal health and may reduce cancer risk, and can stabilize blood sugar levels. Grains are high in Vit.E, a potent anti-oxidant. Whole wheat and bran may lower the risk of colon cancer, and can help even when warning signs are apparent – 2 ounces of wheat bran cereal daily helped colon polyps shrink within 6 months.

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Stock up on our bulk grains in store & check out our recipe archives on our website

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Bean Cooking Guide

Rinse thoroughly and pre-soak beans overnight. Or, use quick-soak method: in a saucepan, cover beans with water and boil rapidly for 2 minutes; take off stove, cover and let stand for an hour or more; then drain, add fresh water and continue. Just before cooking rinse them again. In fresh water, boil them according to times listed below. For convenience begin preparation before rest of meal.                        Beans to water ratio is 1:4.

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Beans are legumes. Legumes contain high levels of protein, often exceeding those of animal products; and more protein than grains and veggies. Legumes are low in fat and have no cholesterol. They are a great source of soluble fiber, which stabilizes blood sugar levels. Compounds in soybeans might inhibit the formation of tumors, and soybeans constituents can slow the growth of cancer cells.

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Produce Delivery,2/7

Broccoli Crowns — California
Brussels Sprouts — California
Grapefruit, Ruby — Vero Beach, FL
Kale, Lacinato — Punta Gorda, FL
Lemons, Eureka — California Continue reading

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Produce Delivery, Monday 2/6

Apples, Braeburn — Washington State
Apples, Fuji — Washington State
Apples, Pink Lady — Washington State
Avocados, Hass — Mexico
Bananas, Fair Trade — Ecuador/Mexico/Peru Continue reading

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Produce Delivery, Friday 2/03

Beets, Chioggia — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Cabbage, Green — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Carrots, Orange — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Collard Greens — Florida
Kale, Green Curly — Florida Continue reading

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Produce Delivery, Tuesday 1/31

Cauliflower, Romanesco — California

Collard Greens — Punta Gorda, FL

Cucumbers — Mexico

Grapefruit, Ruby — Vero Beach, FL

Kale, Green Curly — Punta Gorda, FL

Leeks — Washington State

Lemons, Meyer — California

Lettuce, Romaine — Punta Gorda, FL

Oranges, Blood — California

Parsley, Italian (Flat Leaf) — Florida

Shallots — California

Tangelos, Orlando — Florida

Eggs, Large Pastured — Frankfort, NY (LOCAL)

Crowdfunding the co-op’s produce fridge repair
We’re in the final days of the fundraiser.  To date, we’ve raised $2,744 of the $3,800 it took to repair our produce fridge. No contribution is too small — if you would like to donate, please visit the following link: 

https://www.youcaring.com/4th-street-food-cooperative-673507

This order from Angello’s is scheduled to arrive in the morning. Please note that items may be out of stock at the time of delivery. All of our produce is grown to meet or exceed organic standards.

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Produce Delivery, Monday 1/30

Apples, Fuji — Washington State
Apples, Gala — Washington State
Avocados, Hass (Fair Trade) — Mexico
Bananas, Fair Trade — Ecuador/Mexico/Peru
Broccoli — California Continue reading

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Produce Delivery, Saturday 1/28

Apples, Fuji — USA
Avocados, Hass — Mexico
Bananas — Ecuador/Mexico/Peru
Brussels Sprouts — USA/Mexico
Carrots, Orange — New Jersey/New York (LOCAL) Continue reading

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Produce Delivery, Friday 1/27

Beets, Red — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Cabbage, Baby Red — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Carrots, Rainbow — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Greens, Young Dandelion — Lancaster County, PA (LOCAL)
Kale, Red — Florida Continue reading

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