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Recipe: Baked Jalapeño Poppers

If you have someone in your life that loves all things spicy and you can’t get them to eat anything but Flaming Hot Cheetos, this recipe is worth a shot. This is the perfect recipe for someone that loves a little kick and crunch in their food, but doesn’t love eating veggies raw.

A bonus to this recipe is half of the ingredients are in this week’s Produce Box (10/26-10/30).

PS: It’s not too late to order!

Each produce box (PS: It’s not too late to order!) contains jalapeño peppers, cilantro and red onion. All you need additionally is some cheese, cream cheese and seasonings to make this delicious dish.

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Recipe: Sautéed Parmesan Yellow Squash

When you think of yellow squash, there aren’t too many recipes that come to mind. Since this fall-favorite squash comes in your Produce Box this week (10/26-10/30), it seems fair we give you some ideas for dishes to make with it. The crowd favorite seems to be baked or sautéed yellow squash covered with Parmesan. If you’re a die-hard fan of a different type of cheese or seasoning, I challenge you to try it on this dish! 

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Incorporating Vegetables in a Kid-Friendly Way

Learn how to prepare items in your Produce Box this week in ways your family will love!

I know, getting your little ones to eat greens is a fight at every meal. It’s so easy to want to give in and let them only eat frozen chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. But with great challenges comes great responsibility as a parent: You are responsible for making sure your child is getting the correct nutrients. 

Here are a few ways to incorporate items we have in our Produce Box this week into your meals in a way that may not raise a red flag for your child and will hopefully make your life a tiny bit easier.

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Contest: Show Off Your Box

Enter to win a FREE Box!*

*One winner will be chosen at random on Oct. 31, 2020.

Enter to win a FREE produce box by showing off your produce box. Snap a picture of your box at your front door and post it for a chance to win!

  1. Snap a photo of your St. Louis Produce Box at your front door. A phone picture is fine!
  2. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @stlproducebox
  3. Use the contest hashtag in your post. #STLBoxGiveaway

CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Want to win a FREE produce box from St. Louis Produce Box?! All you have to do is take a photo of your St. Louis Produce Box at your front door, post it to Facebook or Instagram, tag our page and use the hashtag #stlboxgiveaway - one lucky winner will be picked Oct. 31, 2020. May the odds be in your favor! Tag your friends that need to enter too! 📦🤩

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How St. Louis Produce Box was Born

How St. Louis Produce Box was born…

You may be wondering “Why did we wait until the world shut down with quarantine to start ordering produce delivery?” The answer is simply, most people didn’t think of it.

Our company was born in the middle of the pandemic, and kind of unintentionally. The owners, Kathryn and Matthias, both have their own full-time jobs and are also full-time parents with a lot on their plate. 

Matthias’ dad, Vince, owns a wholesale produce company, VMP Produce, on Produce Row in downtown St. Louis. Produce Row is where almost all grocers and stores in St. Louis get their produce from. There are multiple wholesale produce companies of all sizes on produce row, and it’s not a place people can walk through to buy one or two items. This is a vendor produce market, so they only deliver to stores (or in our case, your front door).

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Did You Know? Produce Fun Facts

Did you know that humans and bananas have 60 percent of the same DNA? That’s truly bananas.

Did you know that strawberries and raspberries aren’t actually berries, but bananas are? These are the fun facts you need to know to stump your friends in trivia and write in your kid’s lunch notes.

But wait! Before you read this, hop on over to the order page and place an order for this week’s box. This blog post will be waiting for you when you get back.

Here’s the order page: https://www.stlproducebox.com/whats-in-the-box/

Okay, you’ve ordered, right?

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So You Got a Bad Apple?

Not just an apple, but any produce that we send you that’s past ripe or a little questionable, we apologize. Let us explain how this happens.

While we definitely want to provide quality produce, since it’s all fresh, it’s hard to guarantee every single item is perfect. The more detailed we are at inspecting, the more times we have to touch your produce, and although we are a sanitary facility, we’d assume that the fewer hands on your produce the better. Part of what makes us different from other produce delivery services is the reduced amount of human contact your produce has in our facility, because each box is generally only packed by a handful of people (all of which are trained on how to do so in a sanitary way).

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Recipe: Guac Your World with Homemade Guacamole

Whether you’re making a snack for yourself or appetizers for a socially-distant dinner party, guacamole is a perfect go to. Even better, when it’s a hot St. Louis day, it’s a NO HEAT food option. Luckily, this week’s box contains some of the most crucial ingredients to make guac, so muster up the few remaining ingredients and you’re on your way to a satisfied appetite.

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The New Landscape of Food Delivery in 2020

In a global pandemic (and what is left of a “normal life” beyond that), it is important to realize the ways that are practical and necessary for your lifestyle to change.

While everyone is keen on the importance of masks (they are  important…wear one), it is also important to think about ways to avoid public places in ways that aren’t essential.

Food delivery has existed for a while now, and even grocery delivery is increasing in demand. Even so, the main reason people feel the need to venture into the crowded store is to get the healthier foods that aren’t as easily accessible.

Yes, you can have a Shipt delivery person pick out your apples and deliver them with your other groceries to you, but the produce they deliver to you is still the same germ-covered produce that was in the supermarket. 

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Watermelon Mint Salad Copycat Recipe from St. Louis Bread Co.

In the St. Louis summer months where heat warnings are frequent, it’s important to find meals that are refreshing, while still healthy. The VIP of foods, or the VIF (very important food) is watermelon. According to Healthline.com, watermelon are about 92 percent water, low in calories and high in crucial vitamins and antioxidants.

While you can probably get a generic old salad recipe anywhere on the internet and give it a shot, St. Louis Produce Box is here for the wilder recipes. Let’s take a look at a copycat of the beloved Panera (most correctly known as St. Louis Bread Co.) Watermelon Mint Salad. 

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