Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Know Your Oil
If you're like us, you've been tearing your hair out trying to find the tastiest, healthiest, and safest oil to cook with for your family. Tear your hair out no more! We have LOCAL organic sunflower oil in the bag for you this week. Finding this product was no easy feat thats for sure.   This oil from Full Sun in Vermont is made from organic sunflowers, then expeller pressed (meaning squeezed under high pressure in a single step) and unrefined (think extra virgin olive oil). What is really cool is that the oil actually tastes like sunflower. Check out this shout out by Kim--occasional Field Goods driver and former chef.
 
Exciting News! Time to kick your friends & coworkers off the fence & onto the veggie train.
The Nutrition Science Department at The Sage Colleges is running a study to learn about the effects of Field Goods on diet. Anyone that signs up from now on can participate & get $5 credit as a "thanks so much". Help us spread the word. The study will go far in promoting healthy eating and small farms.
In The Store & News 
Still lots of maple syrup and maple cream in the store!
16oz versions of the sunflower oil in your bag are now in the store.

Please remember to return your bags to your pick-up location.
Pasta Subscribers -- Check out the cool pasta we have this week -- tomato & basil orcchiette

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 this delicious and easy Carrot Ginger Curry Soup pre-tested on fussy kids. Kilpatrick Family Farm (OG)
Onions from the black dirt region in Orange County have a unique and sought-after flavor. The region used to be the bottom of a lake and is super fertile. Dagele Brothers (IPM)
Mesclun Salad is on the menu this week...finally, the sun and warmer weather have got the greens going. Pleasant Valley Farm (OG)
Bosc Pears are not apples! Hooray! Pictured second from the left, Bosc are great roasted. Migliorelli Farm (IPM) 
Shitake Mushrooms If you eat miso soup, you should be familiar with Shitake mushrooms. Most people don't eat the stems of these, so we suggest using them for stock instead.  Bulich Family Farm (OG)
Sunflower Oil 8oz Unrefined sunflower oil is low in saturated fat and rich in oleic, monounsaturated fatty acids, and Omega-3, 6, and 9 and is a great source of vitamin E as well. Suitable for medium to high heat sautéing. For best nutrition when cooking, keep oil under 350℉.  Full Sun (CO)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: No HA this week
  • Fruit: Winesap Apples Migliorelli Farm
  • Cheese: Yogurt North Country Creamery
  • Bread: Baguettes Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Tomato & Basil Orecchiette Knoll Krest

Recipes
Mushrooms, Pears, Carrots
How-to Shitake Mushrooms (including photos!)
Pear & Spinach Salad
Vanilla Roasted Pears (beautiful and simple!)
Bittersweet Chocolate & Pear Cake
Carrot Ginger Soup (a vegan classic)
Morning Glory Muffins (Paige's favorite muffins! Substitute the sunflower oil)
Sauteed Carrots (easiest thing ever, so tasty)
Spiced Sauteed Carrots (North African twist on the previous recipe!)
Mushroom & Microgreens Omelet 
 
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)
  • CON - Conventional farming (farm will use chemical fertilizers and pesticides but as a general rules small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations)
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