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The Squash: When cooked, the flesh of spaghetti squash falls away into ribbons or strands, which makes a great a great substitute for pasta. Spaghetti squash can be baked, boiled, steamed or microwaved, and the seeds can be roasted and eaten like pumpkin seeds. If you're microwaving (that's the fastest way), here's how you do it:
Cut the bottom off the spaghetti squash so you have a flat surface, then cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, put the halves with the flesh side down in a dish with an inch of water, microwave for 4-5 minutes per pound. It is done when you can easily pierce the skin.
Use a fork to pull the spaghetti-like strands from the skin. Looks just like pasta, but has a nice little crunch to it.  Ideas:  add pasta sauce or butter & maple syrup
The Gift: Turns out that the editor of the Modern Farmer lives about 5 minutes from Field Goods Central Command.  After a couple drinks at the local brew pub, we came up with the idea of giving Field Goods customers a copy of the magazine and a special offer, a one year subscription for $15. You will find a card for the offer in the magazine. We figured since you care about  food and farming this seemed like a natural. Please consider supporting Modern Farmer, they are doing good work. 
This month’s magazine features: The Great American Bison, Oh You Sexy Beast. Here is a sample of a recent article about a 9-year-old driving a combine.

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Spaghetti Squash
Juniper Hill (CO)

As you can see from the list below, there is almost no end to the things you can do with Spaghetti Squash. They are like the duct tape of the vegetable world.

Spinach Bacon Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash with Marina Sauce
Mock Coconut Spaghetti Squash Pie
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Herbs
Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Braised Greens

Markristo Farm (CO)

The appetizer of choice in most Japanese restaurants, edamame is an immature soybean for mature eaters though kids & immature adults love 'em as well! To prepare: boil water with salt, add the edamame (no peeling or cutting necessary), cook for 5-6 minutes & strain. You can either serve with the pods or peel and pop out the beans to add to salads, pasta, etc.

Boiled Edamame
Three Bean Salad
Garlic Sesame Edamame
Spicy Garlic Edamame

Salad Mix
Juniper Hill Farm (CO)

Mix of lettuce, mizuna, frisee, tatsoi etc. 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.

Great Summer Salads
50 Salad Dressing Recipes

Red Bell Peppers 
Barber's Farm (OG) OR Sheppard Farm (FAM)

Looks fiery hot but tastes sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet, juicy, nutritious red fruits add appetizing color to fresh salads and are superb for stuffing. Also great on the grill!

Stuffed Pepper Soup
Quick Beef Stir-Fry with Bell Peppers


Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

How to dry herbs: Leave in the paper bag.
Empress Plums
Kleins Kill Farm (FAM)

The Empress is a well-known European plum variety. The skin is purple, the flesh is greenish-yellow and it is semi-cling. These are hands-down the best cooking plums, when heated they transform into a concentrated, jammy deliciousness.

Grilled Plums
Roasted Plums
Plum Cornbread
Eggplant - Traditional OR Graffiti 
Barber's Farm (OG)

Roast, grill or bake. Add herbs, soy sauce and lemon. 

Olive Oil Roasted Eggplant and Lemon
Roasted Eggplant with Garlic and Herbs (use your oregano!) 

Eggplant: Graffiti
A small, dense, creamy variety with a mellow bite and beautiful lavender and white mottled skin.

Graffiti Eggplant with White Bean, Basil and Lemon Spread

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Lavender, Sage & Flowering Oregano  from Sparrowbush Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Honey Crisp Apples  from Kleins Kill Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Queso Blanco Cheese from Chaseholm Farm Creamery 
  • Bread: Olive Loaf from Bread Alone
  • Pasta: Garlic Chive Pappardelle from Flour City Pasta (CO)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)

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Key for Farming 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.
  • For more information: click here for Farming Methods and click here for Our Farmers.

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, and may not look exactly like the items pictured above.
  • 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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