Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: We're Chivin'
Chive and wail, Hudson Valley. We've got chives coming at you from Vannini Farms. Our farmer friend has one enormous field dedicated to producing this little baby allium, beautiful blossoms and all. Check out this photo of the chive zone and their blooms (below). Chives add an oniony flavor, with a hint of garlic, and can be used anywhere you'd use onions.  

Kohlrabi is great, trust us: If you haven't had it before, it will be your new favorite veggie. The key to Kohlrabi is peeling away the skin and any hard layers until you reach the light layer of crisp flesh. It may look like an alien, but it's versatile, sweet, and keeps forever. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw, boiled, roasted, mashed, and fried. It can also be stuffed, steamed, or added to soups. Give it a shot!
 
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Veggies: parsnips, potatoes, frozen collards, radishes, shallots...
Fruits: Bosc pears, Asian pears
Maple Syrup
Frozen Fresh Pasta

 
Pea Greens are young pea vines. Delicious raw or cooked—saute quickly with olive oil and garlic for a delicious healthy side dish, or put them in a bowl on the table and watch your kids nibble them like bunnies. To further entice the little ones, try tossing with a little melted butter and sugar. These nutritional powerhouses are packed with vitamins A, C and folic acid— learn more here. If you need a burst of spring this week, pea shoots make a wonderful pesto—10 minutes, 6 easy ingredients and a plate of pasta make an amazing meal. Little Seed Farm (OG)
Kohlrabi Shockingly sweet and perfect with pea shoots. The WTF, CSA segment on the Huffington Post has a dozen or so Kohlrabi recipes. You can cook the tops just as you would any green. Formisano Farms (IPM)
Red Swiss Chard Cooked chard is a great stand-in for spinach. The stems can be steamed or grilled like asparagus. While Swiss Chard is naturally bitter, cooking mellows the flavor. Unless the stems are tender, remove them and just prepare the leaves. You can prepare chard in a jiff by sautéing it in olive oil with some garlic—toss in some chili for a little zip. Marolda Farms (CO)
Tomatoes  These fabulous toms are grown by a guy who's been perfecting them for the last 20 years.  Word is that these early season greenhouse tomatoes are the best you will have all year--- let us know what you think. Slice and plump up your salads with these, or chop and create a pasta dish with added garlic, basil, mozzarella cheese and olive oil. Haven Farm (No Spray) 
Chives can be used in any recipe that calls for onions. Cook lightly, if at all. The easiest way to cut chives is with scissors. They make a great addition to any salad dressing. Vannini Farm (CO)
Onion
Bibb Lettuce Aquaponic lettuce for your weekly salad fix, as always from our friends at Continental Organics (OG)
Macintosh Apples are an old standard, though these are a better quality, harder apple according to our farmer. Yonder Farms (CON) 

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Cilantro & Dill Little Seed Farm (CO) and some shallots
  • Fruit: AC Macs Yonder (CON)
  • Cheese: Moonlight Chaource Amazing Real Live Food Co.
  • Bread: Banana Bread Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Kale Pappardelle Knoll Krest

Recipes
Pea Greens
Garlicky Pea Shoot Tangle 
Pea Shoot Breakfast Sandwich 
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi Fries—Trust us, your children will thank you for making these.
Kohlrabi and Pea Shoots
Kohlrabi with Apples
Kohlrabi with Radishes
Top 5 Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi
Chard
Swiss Chard with Olives and Lemon
Asian Style Swiss Chard
Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella and Swiss Chard Wraps
Garlicky Sauteed Swiss Chard

 
Key for growing methods:
  • CO - Certified Organic
  • OG - Organically Grown (farm uses organic methods but does not have Certification).
  • IPM - Integrated Pest Management (methods used to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers)
  • CON - Conventional farming (farm will use chemical fertilizers and pesticides but as a general rule small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations)
  • Non-GMO - None of our products are GMO
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