Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Happy Harvest Hybrids    
Foodie friends, have we got a bag for you! This week includes some unusual veggie treasures: kale sprouts and echalions. 
Kale sprouts: Red Russian Kale + Brussels sprouts = KALE SPROUTS. Sometimes referred to as Lollipop Kale, these sprouts grow on a stalk and produce cool little buds of purpleish kale. Crazy, right? Try cooking it in a heap of ways: pan-roasted, with kimchi puree and brown butter; julienned and tossed with fish sauce, lime, and green chiles; roasted into tiny little kale chips; simply steamed; roasted...
Echalions: Onions + shallots = echalions. Also known as the Banana shallot, these babies have the ease of onions with the sweetness of shallots. They are perfect for braising with meats, roasting with vegetables, or in soups. Finely chop and add to broths and sauces, or sauté with mushrooms. A very glamorous allium. 

Cooking tip: A dull knife conspires against you and slows you down. A sharp knife makes your food taste better (and look better, too). Fresh herbs will release more of their aromatic oils beneath a knife’s sharp blade. Hand-cut onions are easier to brown because they stay drier than onions that have been bludgeoned into slices. (A blunt instrument smashes cells, which causes moisture to accumulate, whereas a sharp blade glides through with ease.) --NY Times
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Broccoli A staple that can easily be played up. For a quick dish, sautee with soy sauce, oil, garlic and almonds. We like roasting broccoli with a few chiles and a bit of lemon…yum. Store unwashed broccoli in a plastic should keep it dry. Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

Lettuce 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. Migliorelli Farm (IPM)
Kale Sprouts Great little article from Grub Street earlier this year. Such a versatile veggie. Try it blanched, then sautéed in a pan with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper and then tossed with linguini. Juniper Hill Farm (CO)

Echalion also known as the Banana shallot, grown in the Catskill Mountains at Skymeadow Farm (CO)
Stayman Winesap Apples Dark, tart, juicy, and crisp. Rarely found in grocery stores, the Stayman is a proud old variety developed in 1866.
Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
Escarole A variety of endive with less bitter leaves. Tastes similar to radicchio. High in folic acid, fiber, and vitamins A and K, escarole can be eaten raw or gently cooked. Use in salad, wilt quickly with lemon, or add to soup. Running Creek Farm (FAM)
Carrots A colorful, versatile standard. Roasted, steamed, marinated, or raw, you can't go wrong with some orange on your plate. Try carrots a new way this week—maybe pureed in a soup! Ironwood Farm (OG) & Katchkie Farm (CO)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Fresh Certified Organic Ginger Katchkie Farm (CO)
  • Fruit: Seckel Pears (sweet sweet but you have to wait until ripe) Fix Brothers Farm (FAM) & Cortland Apples, also from Fix Brothers
  • Cheese: Mozzarella Palatine Valley Dairy
  • Bread: Kale Pesto Bread Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Spinach Fussilli Knoll Crest 

How to cook broccoli
Roast Broccoli with Lemon
Broccoli with Parmesan Sauce
Sauteed Asian Broccoli
Broccoli Olive Pasta
Braised Escarole with Lemon and Garlic
Escarole and Beans
Old-fashioned Apple Crisp
Apple Pie –Cheat with store bought crust (one for the bottom and one for the top) and no one will be the wiser.
Roasted Balsamic Carrots
Sesame Carrot Salad
Butter Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Salad Dressing
5 Essential Dressings 

  • Tip: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • 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.
  • Store the pears in a paper bag in the pantry until they ripen. These have to be picked early, so they need some time to sweeten.

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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