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Theme: Valley Foraged and The Rites of Spring

In the words of one of Ethan Ball’s in-laws, “he likes the swamps.” So, he is our fiddlehead go-to-guy. Fiddleheads are the foraged furled fronds of young ferns that grow in wild wet areas of the Northeast. Ethan’s farm, Schoharie Valley Farms, is located in (you got it!) the Schoharie Valley. Fiddleheads are scarce so we can only get enough for the Standard and Family bags, so if you want to give them a try you may need to change your bag size this week. 

Let's give a warm welcome back to the Herb and Allium Subscription, which left hibernation with the arrival of Ramps. These are wild leeks that you have to hunt for in the woods. Because they're such a coveted ingredient, foragers keep their looking places a secret! Pretty intense. Always be sure to wash and cook any foraged item.
Simple Ramp & Asparagus Soup
Caramelized Ramps
Ramp Pesto Pasta
Ramp Carbonara
22 of The Best Ramp Recipes

BTW – rites of spring is also "right away" in spring…many spring items have a very short availability window.

Love oats? Now we have whole oats from Wild Hive Farm in the web store! Their excellent oat flavor reveals itself in hot cereals, fruit crisps, cookies, breads, and granola.

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Please return-ip your bags and the silver freezer pouches.
Please don't WASTE food and energy.
Tuesday delivery: Saturday 11:59 pm
Wednesday: Sunday 11:59 pm
Thursday: Monday 11:59 pm
Friday: Tuesday 11:59 pm

Green Beans - Frozen
George's Farm (IPM) and Hudson Valley Farm Hub (IPM)

Simmer with tomatoes, minced garlic, onions, olive oil, salt and pepper. Or, go simple with lemon, garlic and butter. Can't use them all at once...close the opening as tight as you can and put them back in the freezer.

Fabulous Frozen Green Beans
Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries
Garlic Lemon Green Beans

Tomato Puree - Frozen
Altobelli Farm (OG)

It's pizza time! Simmer up with some garlic and oregano, and taste the sweetness of summer. Add a little vinegar if you want to balance out the sweetness.

Simple Pizza Sauce
Easy Creamy Tomato Soup
Easy Pasta Sauce

Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

Rapini is the spring version of broccoli rabe and considered to be much sweeter! Rapini is only available for a short time in the spring and is very weather sensitive. It's a get-it-while-you-can veggie! Best way to cook rapini is to chop it up, separate the buds from the rest, drop the stems and leaves into boiling salted water for a few minutes, then add the buds for a quick cook. Drain and toss with garlic and oil.

Rapini and Tomato Wine Sauce Fusilli
Garlic Rapini
4 Healthy Rapini Recipes
How to Make the Perfect Rapini
Marolda Farms (IPM)

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.

Strawberry Spinach Salad
Spinach with Nutmeg and Lemon
Garlic Sautéed Spinach
Perfect Spinach Salad

Cameo Apples
Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

Cameo apples can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. Their resistance to browning makes them a choice apple for use in fresh preparations such as on sandwiches, in salads, as an edible garnish, or on cheese boards. Cameo’s sweet flavor is enhanced in cooked preparations with their dense flesh holding up extremely well when cooked.

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.
Apple Turnovers
Apple Pancakes
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

Chives can be used in any recipe that calls for onions. Cook lightly, if at all. The easiest way to cut chives is with scissors. They make a great addition to any salad dressing.

Chive and Garlic Noodles
Salad with Chive Dressing
The Best Ways to Use Chives

Gold Potatoes
Schoharie Valley Farms (OG)

An outstanding potato that rivals Yukon Gold for richness of flavor and texture. Toss together a potato salad or roast with fresh garlic and herbs.

Creamy Potato Salad with Lemon
Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Fiddlehead Ferns
Schoharie Valley Farms (OG)

Fiddleheads are a foraged delicacy. A pound of Fiddleheads in New York City goes for something like $20. You can cook like the fanciest of chefs this week! Because they are foraged items, please wash and cook them! All they really need is some olive oil and lots of garlic in a little sauté.

Sauteed Fiddleheads
Fiddleheads on Angel Hair Pasta
Stir-fried Fiddleheads

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Ramps from Schoharie Valley Farms (OG)
  • Fruit: Asian Pears from Evergreen Farm (IPM)
  • Cheese: Andes from Vulto
  • Bread: Cinnamon Twist from Bread Alone (OG)
  • Pasta: Mushroom Garlic Orzo from Flour City Pasta (CO)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)

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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. 
  • 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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