Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Prep Week 
This bag has everything. Thank you to everyone who responded to our Facebook post asking what y'all would like for your Thanksgiving tables. You should see pretty much all (that's in season) you requested! Our farmers are still harvesting away, well into these colder months, so don't think you can't get small farms produce all through the winter. Know a friend whose CSA just ended? Tell them to try Field Goods! Support small farms all year round. 

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Sweet Potatoes Put some orange on your plate this week. Just bake and enjoy with butter and salt. We love Eating Well Magazine. They have a great list of Sweet Potato Recipes for Thanksgiving. Juniper Hill Farm (CO) 
 
Russet Potatoes Everybody's favorite potato- a classic choice! Perfect for mashing. Barber Farm (OG)


 
Butternut Squash Fantastic roasted, in soup, or pureed and frozen if you can't use it right away.  Use butternut squash instead of pumpkin to make a darn good pumpkin-ish pieJuniper Hill Farm (CO)
Brussels Sprouts are one of the items most frequently banned from kitchens. A friend tells the story of her father refusing to allow long-haired boys into the house. This ban was only second to his Brussels sprouts ban.
 
Not until her 20's did she try them (Brussels sprouts) broiled, until slightly crispy, with olive oil and salt. She loved them. We attribute this profound aversion to the simple truth that when boiled until mushy they are gross (as are beets & green beans). For some mysterious reason this was the preferred method of cooking veggies during the time when many of us were young and impressionable. Little did our friend know but her father's revulsion was well founded. Overcooking Brussel sprouts releases glucosinolate sinigrin, which has a sulphrous odor. 
Don't overcook the Brussels Sprouts! Most recipes call for boiling or braising them for no more than 8 minutes and roasting about 30 minutes  Don't boil Brussels sprouts!  When boiled the Vitamin C content drops from 125% DV to 22% DV.  On the stalk from Shaul Farm (FAM)
Shallots A member of the allium family, shallots are milder than onions or garlic. When slowly cooked, shallots become sweet. Toss with oil and salt, then cook in a warm oven until they soften. Shallots also taste great raw, especially in salad dressings. Try whisking together minced shallots, lemon juice, salt & pepper and olive oil to top a kale salad. Barber Farm (OG)
Pink Lady Apples Beautiful apples for baking. If you'll need more apples, be sure to add on the additional fruit subscription! Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
Arugula Also commonly referred to as "rocket", arugula has a rich, peppery taste. Raw or wilted arugula tastes fantastic on pizza. Makes for a delicious pesto, especially if you mix with basil and/or parsley. Running Creek Farm (FAM)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Yellow Onions Katchkie Farm (CO) or Farm at Miller's Crossing (CO)
  • Fruit: Spartan Apples (big ones) Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Sharp Cheddar Palatine Valley Dairy
  • Bread: Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Plain Orecchiette Knoll Crest 

Recipes
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Chipotle Black Bean & Corn Salad
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Burritos –Here's a new thing to do with your sweet potatoes. Turn them into a yummy burrito filling with beans, onions, garlic, and Mexican spices. A filling main dish that works up quickly (cook the potatoes the night before if you are in a hurry). Burritos are a great way to hide vegetables that your kids won't normally touch—trust us, we sneak vegetables into lots of things!
Russet Potatoes
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
Butternut Squash
Roasted Squash and Turnips You can probably use lots of spices instead of the Chinese 5 spice powder in this recipe, but if you haven't tried it, get a bottle and improve your life.
Curried Butternut Squash Soup - Heavenly!  If you haven't used coconut milk in your cooking before, you are in for a treat. Try the 'lite' version to save fat and calories. 
Shallots
Caramelized Shallots
Shallot Vinaigrette
Pan-seared chicken breasts with shallotsEasy and delicious, this would go well served over mashed redskin potatoes and sprinkled with fresh chives.   
Sea bass with lemon-shallot butter –As Pioneer Woman says, this is a "method", not a recipe, and is a quick treatment for many different types of fish including salmon or haddock. 
Simple shallot pasta—Olive oil, shallots, pasta, and parmesan—doesn't get much simpler than that. Parsley and/or chives would jazz it up even further. Grab a baguette to soak up the juices.
Sweet Shallot Dressing—Roasting the shallots makes this dressing a special treat.
Apples
Old-fashioned Apple Crisp Can't go wrong with Ina Garten!
Apple Pie –Cheat with store bought crust (one for the bottom and one for the top) and no one will be the wiser.
Arugula
Wilted Arugula
Arugula Pesto
Warm Bean and Arugula Salad
Caprese Grilled Cheese with Arugula Pesto
Mixed Citrus and Arugula Salad
Brussels Sprouts
Crispy Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Garlic Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts
Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Butter and Chives
Salad Dressing
5 Essential Dressings 

Storage
  • Tip: 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
  • Pasta people! Keep it in the fridge 4-5 days or freeze it.
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.
  • Don't refrigerate the squash. 

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)
  • FAM - Family farm (farm often uses organic and IPM methods but may also use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. 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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