Eat more vegetables.
Theme: Shoots, Bugs, and Leaves

Shoots. A special sprinkling of radish shoots are coming our way from Ironwood Farm run by Jenny, Lauren, and Ashley. They add a nice bit of spice to any dish (the radishes, not Jenny, Lauren, and Ashley)…or just eat them straight up, especially if you are a radish lover.
 
Bugs. Bug update here. Why you should welcome spiders in your home. Rob Morrison of the USDA reports that three spiders with names worthy of Games of Thrones, Theridiidae, Pholcidae, and Agelenidae, have been reported to be insecticidal-maniacs with a particular affinity for the dreaded stink bug. In general, cobweb spiders are the most effective predators. Stink bugs like to overwinter in homes, as many of you may have noticed. So please think twice before squashing Charlotte as she is one of the best soldiers in the war on crop-destroying bugs.
 
Another interesting “who knew?”, RVs are a significant factor in the spread of stink bugs, which makes perfect sense when you consider that stink bugs like houses and these homes have wheels. 
 
Leaves. The herb and alliums subscription this week is an Asian extravaganza and includes Shiso, Chinese Celery, and Japanese bunching onions. Shiso leaves have grassy flavor with a touch of anise and cinnamon. Chopped Chinese celery leaves add a crunchy slightly peppery flavor, while cooking it mellows the taste. Have fun trying all three!


An important organization you should consider supporting... The Pitney Meadows Community Farm!

Pitney Meadows Community Farm project will preserve the last active farm in the City of Saratoga Springs and transform it into a tremendous educational and local food resource for the region. The farm will be run by three of the best organic farmers we know, Sandy and Paul Arnold and Michael Kilpatrick. 

They are having a fundraising party from 4-7p this Sunday, August 7th at the farm in Saratoga.

Here's the event info.
Here's a video about the project.


Big Week for Your Field Goods Friends

They love us in Nigeria! A delegation of Nigerian business women visited us Wedneday in Athens to see how Field Goods operates and learn from our founder and woman entrepreneur, Donna Williams. The Daily Mail was there covering the visit. Read More

We took on the New York Times! Donna Williams made a rebuttal to a recent New York Times article, which was lacking very important perspectives. Read Donna's editorial in Modern Farmer here: Local Agriculture Needs the New York Times to Dig Deeper.


Peachy-keen. Pair your fruit subscription of peaches with a song about peaches, a poem about peaches and, last but not least, a Chinese watercolor painting tutorial on how to paint peaches, if you are so inclined. If you make one pie this summer, let it be a peach pie!

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Please don't WASTE food and energy.
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Tuesday delivery: Saturday 11:59 pm
Wednesday: Sunday 11:59 pm
Thursday: Monday 11:59 pm
Friday: Tuesday 11:59 pm
 

THESE ARE INCLUDED IN ALL BAG SIZES
Radish Shoots
Ironwood Farm (CO)

These delightful radish shoots are tiny, edible greens—the next living stage after sprouts. Microgreens are anything but micro when we're talking about health. These little babies pack a massive nutritional punch with 4 to 6 times the nutrients of mature veggies. Munch on them as a snack, toss 'em in a salad or top a fancier dish. Eat raw and add to salads, sandwiches, dressings, etc.

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad with Microgreens
Microgreens, Spinach, and Three-Cheese Pesto
Spinach and Radish Shoot Salad
12 Microgreen Recipes Packed with Macro Flavor
How To Use Microgreens

Yellow Dolls Watermelon
Holmquest Farm (IPM)

Second to the tomato in lycopene-rich foods, watermelon is also full of anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants. Watermelon mixed with thinly sliced red onion, salt and pepper makes a great summer salad. Eat straight up, or use in your favorite concoction!

Yellow Watermelon and Mint Pops
Watermelon and Tomato Salad
20 Watermelon Recipes

Salad Mix
Fledging Crow Farm (OG)

A mix of baby lettuces and baby spinach. Put fresh salads on your table as often as you can. For a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, died cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, or chick peas.

50 Salad Dressing Recipes
Great Summer Salads

White and Fairy Tale Eggplants
Hepworth Farms (CO)

The white eggplants are smaller, denser, creamier and less bitter than purple eggplant, though the skin may be tougher and might need to be peeled. Makes great chips and spreads. Read about the Fairy Tale Eggplants in the Smallest, Most Beautiful Eggplants of All.

Instant eggplants — cut in half, assault them with a fork to make holes, toss with oil, garlic (perhaps a dash of soy sauce), and some chopped Shisho if you like. Let them marinate for 10 minutes. Grill or roast until soft for about 10 minutes.

How To Cook a Small White Eggplant
Caramelized Fairy Tale Eggplant
Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Stacks
Smoky Eggplant Spread
Szechuan Spicy Eggplant

 

Red Slicer Tomatoes
Juniper Hill Farm (CO)

Slice and plump up your salads with these, or chop and create a pasta dish with added garlic, basil, mozzarella cheese, and olive oil.

Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad
Grilled Tomatoes
Panzanella
Easy Gazpacho
THESE ARE INCLUDED IN SMALL, STANDARD, AND FAMILY BAGS ONLY
Cinnamon Basil
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

You guessed it! This basil has warm cinnamon flavors. Cinnamon basil can be used as a savory element in raw dishes, soups, hot drinks, and more. Add chopped fresh cinnamon basil to pie filling as an alternative to ground, dried cinnamon. Steep cinnamon basil leaves in water and sugar, bring to a boil to infuse and use this simple syrup to flavor whipped creams or dessert. Let us know how use it!

Cinnamon Basil Shortbread Cookies
Cinnamon Basil Goat Cheese Pesto
Raspberry Cinnamon Basil Jam
THESE ARE INCLUDED IN SINGLE AND SMALL BAGS ONLY
Green Peppers
Barber's Farm (OG)

Green peppers are less sweet and slightly more bitter than yellow or orange peppers. Sauté with onions, garlic, and oil.

Green Pepper and Tomato Salad
Grilled Mixed Peppers and Onions
THESE ARE INCLUDED IN STANDARD AND FAMILY BAGS ONLY
Onion
Lilac Peppers
Stoneledge Farm (CO)

Lilac sweet peppers progress from ivory to lavender to a rich deep red. It tastes mildly sweet at the lavender stage and becomes very sweet when fully ripened, making it an excellent gourmet for salads, salsa, garnishes, and stuffing.

Corn and Farro Stuffed Purple Peppers
Purple Pepper Ranch Salad
27 Recipes to Make Your Peppers Less "Boring"


Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Green & Red Shiso, Chinese Celery, and Japanese Bunching Onions from Letterbox Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Yellow Peaches from Kleinskill Fruit Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Parmesan from Palatine Valley Dairy
  • Bread: Brioche from Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Pizza Gnocchetti from Flour City Pasta (CO)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)

Questions? Email: info@field-goods.com 

Key for Growing Methods
  • CO - Certified Organic
    Farm uses organic methods and is certified.
  • 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.
  • FAM - Family Farm
    Farm often uses organic and IPM methods but may also use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations.
  • All of our products are non-GMO!
    GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.

Veggie Guarantee and Tips!
  • Our Veggie Guarantee: If you have an issue, let customer service know! This is one way to reduce waste. Items are subject to change depending on weather and farm availability. 
  • Tip 1: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Tip 2: A dull knife conspires against you and slows you down. A sharp knife makes your food taste better, and look better too! NY Times
  • Tip 3: Any greens need to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag, and kept in the fridge crisper.
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