Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Quick & Easy 
Braising mix this week! An impossibly quick and easy addition to the dinner menu that's also crazy healthy. You'll be getting a mix of colorful, assorted greens such as kale, chard, bok choy, mustard greens, spinach, turnip greens and beet greens, though all the mixes may not be the same. Very easy to prepare—just toss the greens in a pan with hot oil and garlic and add a liquid. Finish off with soy sauce or parmesan cheese. 

Looking for an easy way to raise money for your school PTO or non-profit organization? The Field Goods fundraiser program is simple. We list the organization on our website, your supporters sign-up and we collect for you a $1 or $2 for each delivery. What a great alternative to calendars, candy and candles! Learn more... Taconic Hills CSD & the Robert C. Parker School are raisin' funds, as well as John Jay Futbol Club. 
In The Store & News
  • 4th Annual Friends of the Farmer Festival this Saturday, 09/27 10-6pm Meet & eat from family farms at the 5 mile grill, Shop the Locavore Village, Learn at the Future of Farming Tent, Drink local libations at the bar, Pet farm animals, free samples of seasonal fruits & veggies...
  • NEW PUBLIC DELIVERY SITESPure Mountain Olive Oil in Rhinebeck, Bronxville, & Tarrytown. TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
  • New delivery sites just added, check out the website.
  • G r a p e f u l   g i f t s: in your bag this week!
  • Lots of extra items to add to your bag this week, check out the Order page

Grape Tomatoes This small variety of tomato has been cultivated since the early 19th century. Perfect for adding to your salads! Try roasting them whole (some will pop and splatter) until caramelized, then put on top of a cracker, puff pastry, bread. whatever. Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

 
Cayenne Peppers We thought we would toss in a handful to give you a chance to try your hand at drying them. Here are lots of options: How To Dry Hot Peppers. The oven is great for Cayenne- because they are so skinny they dry pretty quickly. Try making your own spicy buffalo sauce, or add it to chocolate sauce in desserts to kick 'em up a notch. Hepworth Farms (CO) 
Braising Mix One of our favorite hearty mixes from Markristo Farm (CO)
Gooseberries aka Ground Cherries Petite, husked cherries with a sweet, near pineapple-like taste. Ground cherries are great raw and make for an exciting salad. More: five ways to eat ground cherrries from the Smithsonian. Hepworth Farms (CO)


 
Honeycrisp Apples Bon Appetit's Top 3 baking apple, and everyone's top fresh eating apple. It's sweet and it holds up to caramelizing and cooking. Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
Garlic According to The New York Times, garlic has been known for its therapeutic benefits since ancient times, though there are no studies currently on ancient garlic breath (that we know of). Studies have linked it to lower cholesterol, serum triglyceride levels and blood pressure. Sulfur-containing compounds including allicin, which give garlic its pungency (part of its charm!), along with high levels of vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and selenium, seem to be responsible for garlic’s beneficial cardiovascular effects. Allicin is a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent. You can freeze whole bulbs of garlic and individual cloves. One of the benefits here is that freezing makes the cloves much easier to peel. When you need some garlic, just pop a clove or two off and put the bulb back in the freezer. Shaul Farm (FAM)
Bok Choy Bok Choy can be eaten raw, roasted, boiled, steamed, stir-fried, microwaved, or deep-fried. The entire head can be eaten. To prepare, separate the leaves from the stalks, then rinse well and drain. Shred or cut across the leaves and cut the stalks into small slices along the diagonal. Great with a bit of garlic, ginger or soy sauce. Remember—you can eat the stalks raw, too! Ironwood Farm (OG)
Sweet Corn We love fresh summer corn right off the grill or tossed in a salad. For a super easy, fresh summer salad, toss with diced cucumbers and tomatoes, then drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Add red onion or garlic and an herb like basil or mint. Story Farms (FAM) 

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Herb bouquet: shiso (Asian herb), parsley, sage, thyme, and hyssop (sweet herb) Ironwood Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Concord Grapes Tousey Vineyard (FAM) 
  • Cheese: Stella (tomme) Amazing Real Live Food Co. 
  • Bread: Sourdough Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Tri-Color Penne Knoll Crest

Lauren at Ironwood Farm

Recipes
Grape Tomatoes
Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Braising Mix
Simple Braised Greens
Savory Greens Stir-Fry
Stir-fried Asian Greens with Garlic
Smoked Braised Mixed Greens
Gooseberries
Ground Cherry and Vanilla Compote
Ground Cherry Salad
Bok Choy
Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Bok Choy
Ginger-Sesame Bok Choy
Wilted Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Cashews
Salad Dressing
5 Essential Dressings 
Corn
Garlic Corn on the Cob
Fire Roasted Summer Corn Salad
Grilled Corn with Cheese and Lime
Grilled Corn with Basil Butter
Roasted Corn Salad

Storage
  • Tip: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Pasta people! Keep it in the fridge 4-5 days or freeze it.
  • Eat the corn ASAP.
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.
  • You can freeze garlic whole bulb or cloves.
  • Don't need to put grape tomatoes in the fridge.
  • If you've got seckel pears, they should be ripening up now. 

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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