Eat more vegetables.
  THEME    From Cookies to Kohlrabi

disability employer awardYesterday, Field Goods was given the New York State National Disability Employment Awareness Month award (category of 25 to 99 employees) and recognized as the number one company in the state for our work with hiring disabled individuals! Click the photo to the left and watch our award video. The other recipient was Puzzles Bakery and Café. Puzzles' mission is to provide job opportunities for people with disabilities, specifically autism.
 
So here we have two small, women-owned food businesses selected among hundreds of companies around the state. One business sells cookies and the other kohlrabi. Both rely on people to create their products and in that we see the power of local food. Mechanical pickers, scanners, harvesters, dumpers, and conveyers are not an option nor could they be for the product we offer…no more than hand-made shoes can be made without hands.

At Field Goods, we often talk about how, because of our customers, we are able to provide healthy food and support small farming. We don’t talk as much about how you help us create meaningful work for so many people. And so we thank you, our customers, as the individuals that make it possible for us to deliver our bags to your pick-up locations:
  • Thank You librarians that have opened your doors
  • Thank You PTA volunteers and school staff that spread the word
  • Thank You small businesses, gyms, and restaurants that share your scarce space with our bags
  • Thank You human resource associates that care about your employees' health and the environment

We were struck by a New York Times photo essay “The Dizzying Grandeur of 21st Century Agriculture”. Two of several large agriculture companies were profiled.
 
Grimmway Farms is one of the largest carrot growers in the world, and uses 360-degree high-speed cameras and sensors to spot defective carrots.
 
Earthbound Farm uses a harvester, with a self-sterilizing blade and air-jet collecting mechanism, that can harvest 10,000 pounds of lettuce per hour using a crew of only 12 — something that once (and still does in the land of small farms) would have taken a 40-person crew all day. 
 
Well, we don’t have 360-degree scanning cameras and our farmers don’t use air-jet collecting mechanisms. We have people.

Unbelievable Squash Alert
If you are still mustering the courage to try the extraordinarily ugly Black Futsu Squash that was in your bag last week, we have news. It is one of the most unexpectedly delicious food products you’ll ever have. You can do this people. You eat the squash and be a better person for it. Leave the skin on, slice it thin and roast. It tastes like pumpkin pie, but better!


  WEB STORE  honey

  • Honey and butter are back, so spread 'em on our focaccia!
  • Blue potatoes for all your mashed and baked delights.
  • We have four different kinds of cheese!

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Please don't waste food and energy.
ORDER/CANCEL DEADLINES
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Tuesday delivery: Saturday 11:59 pm
Wednesday: Sunday 11:59 pm
Thursday: Monday 11:59 pm
Friday: Tuesday 11:59 pm

THESE ARE INCLUDED IN ALL BAG SIZES
concord grapes
Concord Grapes
Tousey Vineyard (FAM)

Just eat them with the seeds! These are too delicious to fuss around with.

peppers
Bell Peppers - Red or Green
Barber's Farm (OG) or Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

A cup of sliced raw pepper, especially red, has 150% of your daily value Vitamin C. Talk about nutritious!

Stuffed Pepper Soup
Quick Beef Stir-Fry with Bell Peppers
Pepper and Squash Puree
Pepper-Fried Rice

spaghetti squash
Small Wonder Spaghetti Squash
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

These are the gosh darn cutest spaghetti squash at about 1/2 the size of the standard and the perfect size for 1 or 2 people. When cooked, the flesh of spaghetti squash falls away into ribbons or strands, which makes a great substitute for pasta. The flesh can also be baked, boiled, steamed or microwaved, and the seeds can be roasted and eaten like pumpkin seeds.


Spaghetti Squash Marinara - use the tomato puree!
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Herbs
Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Braised Greens
How to Slow Cook Spaghetti Squash
red russian kale
Red Russian Kale
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

The hardiest of kale, a Siberian variety that laughs at cold weather and flooding. Easy to cook and incredibly healthy. For a quick dish, cook kale for a minute in a pot of boiling water. Drain, squeeze out excess water, and sauté with olive oil and garlic for just a couple minutes.
 
How to Kale
Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw
Spicy Soy Kale Salad
Lemony Kale Salad
Grilled Kale
Kale Chips
Kenyan-Style Kale and Tomatoes

tomato puree
Frozen Tomato Puree
Sparrowbush Farm (OG)

We are pairing up our tomato puree and spaghetti squash this week for a little spaghetti squash marinara kit!

Spaghetti Squash Marinara
Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce
Simple Pizza Sauce
THESE ARE INCLUDED IN SMALL, STANDARD, AND FAMILY BAGS ONLY
green lettuce
Green Lettuce
Whistledown Farm (CO)

Put fresh salads on your table as often as you can! For a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, or chick peas.

50 Salad Dressing Recipes
5 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides Salads and Sandwiches

THESE ARE INCLUDED IN STANDARD AND FAMILY BAGS ONLY
broccoli rabe
Broccoli Rabe
Markristo Farm (CO)

Did you know that broccoli rabe is more closely related to turnips than broccoli? It is NOT supposed to have big flower heads like broccoli. To prepare, trim the stems, toss with garlic & olive oil, add a splash of liquid, and sauté for a few minutes (you do not need to peel the stems). Toss with pasta and some good Parmesan cheese, or with rice and soy sauce.

Broccoli Rabe and Caramelized Onions
Broccoli Rabe and Shrimp
Grilled Broccoli Rabe
Broccoli Rabe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe - try it with spaghetti squash!

  ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS  

  • Herb & Allium: Savory, Rosemary, and Garlic Chives from Sparrowbush Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Staymen Apples from Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Parmesan from Palatine Valley Dairy
  • Bread: Focaccia from Bread Alone
  • Pasta: Bon Vivant Orzo from Flour City Pasta (CO)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)
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  FARMING 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.
  • More Information
    Click here for Farming Methods and click here for Our Farmers.

  KITCHEN TIPS
  • 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 Article
  • 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.

  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.
  • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions or email info@field-goods.com.
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