Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Tomatillos, Mi Amor 

Considered a staple in Mexico, tomatillos, or “tomate verde”, have a white, meaty flesh with a tangy, herb-like taste. The fruit of the tomatillo is about the size of a cherry tomato, covered with a delicate husk that should be removed before eating. Don’t worry about peeling or seeding these—the texture softens when cooked. Tomatillos can be eaten raw like tomatoes, though we recommend cooking to mellow the acidity. Here are some fun ideas for using yours up. Arriba arriba, Field Gooders! You're gonna love them. 

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
FOODIES and FOOD WRITERS: Check out this very cool event happening Sept. 13 weekend in Berne, NY, hosted by Longhouse Food Revival, the brain-child of Molly O'Neill the brilliant NYTIMES food critic. Great food, interesting presentations & workshops. FIELD GOODS SUBSCRIBERS GET 50% OFF THE FANCY DINNER!
NEW PUBLIC DELIVERY SITES: Pure Mountain Olive Oil in Rhinebeck, Bronxville, & Tarrytown. TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!
Lots of extra items to add to your bag this week, check out the Order page


 
Leeks A member of the lily family with a mild, slightly sweet onion taste. Think giant scallion. Our guilty pleasure is leeks baked in cream—trim the leeks and slice the white parts in half lengthwise, then rinse and arrange on a baking dish, cut side up. Mix 2 cups of heavy cream with a pinch of Dijon mustard and pepper, then pour over the leeks. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and bake 30-45 minutes or until leeks are tender and the top golden.
Roasted Parmesan Leeks:
Slice leeks lengthwise, brush with olive oil, place in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, remove and toss, top with Parmesan and cook for 15 more minutes.
Leeks can be quite sandy. To clean, cut the roots off, slice the leek down the middle almost to the bottom,  then pull the leaves apart and wash between them.
Farm at Miller's Crossing (CO)
Tomatillos Grilling is our favorite – direct heat brings out the sweet notes of the tomatillo. Cut into wedges, coat with oil, season lightly, and cook for just a couple minutes on each side. For a real summery dish, serve with warm tortillas, scallions, chile, and grilled shrimp or shredded chicken. Also try roasting, sautéing or stewing. Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

PS we're also throwing in a jalapeño or two
Napa Cabbage There is nothing better than roasted Napa Cabbage. Drizzle a mixture of soy sauce and oil over cabbage sliced into thin discs, sprinkle with red pepper, and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Keep cooking until discs become crunchy. Anything you can do with regular cabbage you can do with Napa. Markristo Farm (CO) or Rexcroft Farm (IPM) or Blue Star Farm (OG)

Have you tried shredded cabbage on your tacos instead of lettuce?
YOU HAVE TO!
Red Potatoes These are good roasted or mashed. Redskins are delicate and thus cook more quickly than other types of potatoes. On the table in no time. Barber Farm (OG)
Whose Pear Is It Anyway?: The story of the Bartlett Pear
The first Bartlett pear was discovered by Mr. Stair (or maybe it was Mr. Wheeler) around 1765 in Aldermaston, England. There it was called the Stair pear (or the Aldermaston pear). A nurseryman named Williams later acquired the variety and promptly named his pear the Williams' Bon Chretien (or maybe it was Williams' good Christian).  He clearly took his pears quite seriously—everyone else just called it the Williams pear. In 1799, Williams pear trees were imported to the US and planted on the Brewer estate in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester, Massachusetts, later acquired the estate and named the pear after himself. Ha! Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
Green Beans These cook in under 10 minutes. Add lemon, garlic and butter. Easy. Do not wash until ready to use. You can freeze green beans—blanch for 3 minutes, plunge in cold water for 3 minutes, drain, drop in a plastic bag and in the freezer they go. Markristo Farm (CO)
Salad Mix Put fresh salads on your table as often as possible. Dress 'em up with fruit, nuts, cheese, chickpeas, anything! Juniper Hill Farm (CO)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Vietnamese Coriander Common Hands (OG), Tropea Onions -beautiful red onions- Barber Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: White Sevelle Grapes Tousey Vineyards (FAM) 
  • Cheese: Parmesan Palatine Valley Dairy 
  • Bread: Semolina Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Kale Pappardelle Knoll Crest 

Recipes
Leeks
Baked Penne with Cheddar and Leeks
Potato Leek Soup
Caramelized Leeks and Noodles
Sauteed Leek Greens
Buttered Leeks and Radishes
Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup
Tomatillos
Mini Tomatillo Empanadas
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Salsa Verde
Tomatillo Gazpacho
Napa Cabbage
Stir-Fried Cabbage
Napa Cabbage Rolls
Asian Slaw
Red Potatoes
6 Ways to Prepare Redskin Potatoes
Oven-Roasted Herbed Redskin Potatoes—slip chopped shallots in the roasting pan and sprinkle with snipped chives right before serving.
Bartlett Pears
Roast Pears
Bartlett Pear and Gorgonzola Bruchetta
Green Beans
Blue Cheese Walnut Green Beans
Garlic Lemon Green Beans
Braised Green Beans and Summer Vegetables
Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans
Herbed Green Beans with Feta
Pesto Green Beans and Tomatoes
Summer Green Bean 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.
  • Pears: a day or two to ripen in the pantry, then into the fridge for MAX 5 days. To speed 'em up keep them in a paper bag.  Works for pretty much all fruit.
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.
  • Potatoes can hang out in the pantry.
  • Napa cabbage will last forever in your fridge.
  • Leeks refrigerate 1-2 weeks. Don't wash until ready to use.
  • Tomatillos should last 2-3 weeks refrigerated in a paper bag. 

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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