Eat more vegetables.
Theme: Edamame = Another Word for Immature Soybeans

Late summer each year we wait for the edamame from Markristo Farm with our fingers crossed. Organically grown soybeans are fussy. This year they are happy. Hooray!
 
The best way to eat the edamame is to boil in salted water for about 5 minutes. Drain and then salt to taste. Not surprisingly, it is hard to find a recipe for edamame that does not refer to frozen edamame, as fresh product is difficult to find. On that note, the fresher the better with edamame so eat it as soon as you can. If you can’t get to it, freeze it…just drop in boiling water for a minute, drain, and toss in the freezer.
 
Onward Welsh warriors, we have leeks this week. The Welsh both eat leeks and use it as a fashion accessory. The leek is a national emblem and worn along with the daffodil on Saint David’s Day, a national holiday. According to one legend, King Cadwaladr of Gwynedd ordered his soldiers to identify themselves by wearing the vegetable on their helmets in an ancient battle against the Saxons that took place in a leek field. Shakespeare refers to the custom of wearing a leek in Henry V, in which Henry tells the Welsh officer Fluellen that he too is wearing a leek “for I am Welsh, you know, good countryman.”

We challenge you to figure out how to affix your leek to your bicycle helmet or baseball cap. If successful, please send pictures!
 


"To fight a disease after it has occurred is like trying to dig a well when one is thirsty or forging a weapon once a war has begun." The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, The Nei Ching, c. 1000 B.C.



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We would like to inspire you to make homemade tomato sauce and are offering bulk Roma Tomatoes! There are an endless number of recipes for tomato sauce but we found this one from The New York Times interesting. Most recipes call for you to boil the tomatoes, peel the skins off, and then strain to remove the seeds. This recipe calls for cutting the tomatoes in half, squeezing out the seeds, and then grating the tomato until all that is left is the skin which you then discard.

We have a delicious assortment of fruits and veggies including:
Sweet Onions, Cipollini Onions, Yellow Peaches, and Carrots

BIG SALE! Up to 25% off cheeses including:
Havarti, Parmesan, Feta, and Cheese Curds – these can be frozen so stock up for labor day weekend.
 
This week's Herb & Allium subscription is farm fresh garlic!

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Wednesday: Sunday 11:59 pm
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Friday: Tuesday 11:59 pm

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Edamame
Markristo Farm (CO)

The appetizer of choice in most Japanese restaurants, edamame is an immature soybean for mature eaters though kids & immature adults love 'em as well! To prepare: boil water with salt, add the edamame (no peeling or cutting necessary), cook for 5-6 minutes & strain. You can either serve with the pods or peel and pop out the beans to add to salads, pasta, etc.

Boiled Edamame
Three Bean Salad
Garlic Sesame Edamame
Spicy Garlic Edamame

Zestar! Apples
Yonder Farms (FAM)

A very crisp, early season apple developed by horticulturists at the University of Minnesota. “Crunch into Zestar!”

Leeks
Farm at Miller's Crossing (CO)

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.

Baked Penne with Cheddar and Leeks
Potato Leek Soup
Caramelized Leeks and Noodles
Sautéed Leek Greens
Buttered Leeks and Radishes

Roma Tomatoes
Summertime Farm (OG), Early Morning Farm (CO), Plowbreak Farm (OG)

While these make the best sauce tomatoes, they’re great for eating raw and sliced, too.

Roma Tomato Sauce
Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad
Grilled Tomatoes
Panzanella
Easy Gazpacho

Peppers
Holmquest Farm (IPM)

Less sweet and slightly more bitter than yellow or orange peppers. Sauté with onions, garlic and oil.

Green Pepper and Tomato Salad
Grilled Mixed Peppers and Onions
Ground Cherries
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

Petite, husked cherries with a sweet, near pineapple-like taste. Ground cherries are great raw and make for an exciting salad.

Five Ways to Eat Ground Cherries
Ground Cherry and Vanilla Compote
Ground Cherry Salad
THESE ARE INCLUDED IN STANDARD AND FAMILY BAGS ONLY
Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes
Common Hands Farm (OG)

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.

Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad
Grilled Tomato and Scallion Salad
Heirloom Tomato Tart
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
Easy Gazpacho
Onion
Clapp Pears
Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)

Clapp's Favorite Pear! Fruit is juicy with a fine sweet texture, ideal for fresh-eating and canning.

Roasted Pears
Canned Pears
Pear Salad w/ Gorgonzola

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Garlic from Holmquest Farm (IPM)
  • Fruit: Clapp Pears from Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Mozzarella from R&G Cheesemakers
  • Bread: Focaccia from Bread Alone
  • Pasta: Bon Vivante Orzo (Mushroom, Saffron, Spinach, Cayenne) from Flour City Pasta (CO)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)

Questions? Email: info@field-goods.com 

Key for Growing Methods
  • CO - Certified Organic
    Farm uses organic methods and is certified.
  • 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. Small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations.
  • All of our products are non-GMO!
    GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.

Veggie Guarantee and Tips!
  • Our Veggie Guarantee: If you have an issue, let customer service know! This is one way to reduce waste. Items are subject to change depending on weather and farm availability, and may not look exactly like the items pictured above.
  • Tip 1: 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
  • Tip 3: Any greens need to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag, and kept in the fridge crisper.
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