Author Archives: 4P Foods

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Fruitcycle // Producer Profile

When Elizabeth Bennet visited an apple orchard in the summer of 2013, she was startled by what she saw. Tons of fruit were going to waste because they were bruised or didn't meet the grocery store beauty standard. She had been working for a small...

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How to Use the New Swap System

Getting local, healthy sustainable food is easier than ever. Once you sign up for your 4PFoods bag, you are just steps away from creating your most delicious meal yet. The swap system lets you decide what you want in your bags each week, creating a...

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Helpful Cooking Resources + Tips and Tricks

You have the beautiful fruits and veggies and delicious meats at your doorstep, but now what? Time to get into the kitchen and whip up some great meals! Whether you’re just starting out to cook or are a veteran to the field, the internet can...

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Gluten-Free Spotlight: Easy Homemade Ricotta

I was so pumped to try my first dairy share this past week! The one thing that I was a bit unsure about in the bag was the whole milk. What do I do with whole milk besides drink it? Good thing Google has some great answers when you type in: What can...

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Hamilton Heights Dairy // Farmer Profile

Hamilton Heights Dairy has been in the Hawbaker family for over 160 years, and Cliff and Maggie Hawbaker are the 6th generation to farm the land, but they're the first generation to grass feed their cows and be certified organic. Cliff told us, "We...

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What do all those labels stand for?

When you enter the grocery store, you are bombarded with labels on everything. From all-natural to Non-GMO verified and Fair Trade, it's confusing to keep everything straight and understand what's regulated and what's not. If something is labeled...

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Farmer Profile // Underground Greens

Underground Greens is helping to redefine what the word farm means. Located in a warehouse next to Union Market, Maryna Higgins grows 18 different kinds of microgreens hydroponically. With a life cycle of 9-12 days, and an easy setup, they are...

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Guest Blogger Spotlight

We love hearing about the amazing dishes that you create in your kitchen from the ingredients we give you, so we started a guest blogger series to highlight what you make. Send us your favorite recipes, pictures, or stories and we would love to...

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Dayna’s Gluten-Free Recipes: BBQ Ribs and Chicken

While Storm Jonas was raging outside, one of our lovely members, Dayna Lewin decided to bring the heat inside by making BBQ ribs and chicken. Here's how her snow day went: What can be better than snuggling up in a snowstorm? Cooking and eating a...

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