Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Island of Misfit Tomatoes
This week's heirloom tomatoes will include any of the four classes of heirlooms: family heirloom, commercial heirloom, mystery heirloom (fun!), and created heirloom. While these heirlooms lack the gene that give tomatoes the uniform red color (your consumer-perfect grocery store type), they are able to more easily manufacture sugar - making them sweeter than your average tom (no offense to any of you Toms out there). Heirloom tomatoes have become exceedingly popular in recent years, helping to preserve myriad varieties of tomatoes that fell out of popularity after the 1940s, just for looking a little weird. We think they're beautiful.

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In The Store & News
NEW PUBLIC DELIVERY SITES: Pure Mountain Olive Oil in Rhinebeck, Bronxville, & Tarrytown. TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
New delivery sites just added, check out the website.
Lots of extra items to add to your bag this week, check out the Order page

Concord Grapes Just eat the seeds. These are too delicious to fuss around with. Tousey Vineyard (FAM)
 
Rainbow Chard Cooked chard is a great stand-in for spinach. The stems can be steamed or grilled like asparagus. While Swiss Chard is naturally bitter, cooking mellows the flavor. Unless the stems are tender, remove them and just prepare the leaves. You can prepare chard in a jiff by sautéing it in olive oil with some garlic—toss in some chili for a little zip. Continental Organics (OG)
Heirloom Tomatoes Warning: Heirlooms can be incredibly beautiful or incredibly ugly. Anyone that has been to an estate sale can verify this. Treat with care. These are fragile, which is why you don't often see them in grocery stores. Berlin's Best Farm (IPM)


 
Red Tomatoes Slice and plump up your salads with these, or chop and create a pasta dish with added garlic, basil, mozzarella cheese and olive oil. Berlin's Best Farm (IPM)
Lipstick Peppers Looks fiery hot but tastes sweet, sweet, sweet. Whistledown Farm (OG)
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. Rexcroft Farm (IPM)
Spinach Spinach is best when eaten raw or lightly braised. To braise, toss with hot oil and garlic for a few minutes and then add splash of liquid. We like to add Parmesan cheese. If you choose to steam the spinach, wash and steam for just 5-10 minutes. This preparation method preserves nutrient content. Kilpatrick Family Farm (CO)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Scallions, Oregano Hepworth Farms (CO), Garlic Kilpatrick Family Farm (CO)
  • Fruit: Sickle Pears Fix Brothers Farm (FAM) 
  • Cheese: Asiago Artichoke Spinach Worldling's Pleasure 
  • Bread: Country White Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Tomato Basil Orecchiette Knoll Crest 

Recipes
Swiss Chard
Sauteed Chard with Garlic and Chili,
Chipotle Cheddar Chard
Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans
Stuffed Chard with Marinara
Swiss Chard with Olives and Lemon
Asian Style Swiss Chard
Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella and Swiss Chard Wraps
Garlicky Sauteed Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad
Grilled Tomatoes
Panzanella
Easy Gazpacho
Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad
Grilled Tomato and Scallion Salad
Heirloom Tomato Tart
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
Super easy sauce recipe.
Spinach
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Spinach with Nutmeg and Lemon
Garlic Sauteed Spinach
Gooseberries/Ground Cherries
Ground Cherry and Vanilla Compote
Ground Cherry 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.
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.
  • Do not refrigerate tomatoes.

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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