Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Just Peachy
YELLOW CLING PEACHES!  Clingstone peaches have flesh that clings to their pits. They are softer, sweeter, and juicier than freestone peaches and hence sought after for canning and preserving (commercially canned peaches are all clingstones). Most grocery stores only carry freestones.  Here's SIXTY-ONE Peach Recipes from Southern Living to try your hand at.

Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Because this week's bag plus herb and allium includes parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. 
 
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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)
Hand Pulled Spring Onions are young onions harvested before onion bulbs have matured. Early onions taste great raw in salads; they can also be grilled, roasted, or stir-fried. We recommend grilling, especially with some balsamic vinegar and oil. Both the slender green tops and bulbs are edible.

Try wrapping in foil with butter and roasting/baking/grilling until soft.

Markristo Farm (CO) or R&R (IPM)
Parsley There are more than 30 varieties of parsley, but the most common are curly-leaf and the more pungent Italian or flat-leaf parsley.

Don't underestimate the presence of parsley on your plate as food not just  garnish...believe it or not other cultures make meals out of parsley ...see recipes below.

The flat-leaf has more flavor than curly parsley and is preferred for cooking, while dried parsley has little flavor at all. In ancient times parsley wreaths were used to ward off drunkenness. Chewing parsley will help with bad breath from food odors such as garlic. Kilpatrick Family Farm (CO)
European Cucumbers (SMALL), Slicing Cucumbers (STANDARD & FAMILY) Slice cucumbers thinly and toss with vinegar, olive oil, shallots and salt & pepper for a beautiful, cool summer dish. Add in chives, dill or this week's parsley. Berlin's Best Farm (IPM), Whistle Down Farm (OG)
Leeks 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. Markristo Farm (CO) 
Roasted Parmesan Leeks:
Slice leeks lengthwise, brush with olive oil, place in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, remove and toss, top with Parmesan and cook for 15 more minutes.

Note: Leeks can be quite sandy. To clean, cut the roots off, slice the leek down the middle almost to the bottom,  then pull the leaves apart and wash between them.
 
Garlic Scapes Garlic scapes are the immature flower stalks of garlic. Scapes are only available for a few weeks out of the year so we get them while we can. Use them as you would use garlic or scallions. They can be eaten cooked or raw. You can also freeze garlic scapes. Sky Meadow Farm (CO)
Red Potatoes (dirty) These are good roasted or mashed. Redskins are delicate and thus cook more quickly than other types of potatoes. On the table in no time. Ths time of year the skin is so delicate that we asked Shauls not to wash the potatoes.  
Shaul Farm (FAM)
Yellow Cling Peaches A summer delight. Luscious, juicy peaches are great for fresh eating, of course, but they also make a fantastic dessert when thrown on the grill and served warm with whipped cream—delicious! Yonder Farms (FAM)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Rosemary Kilpatrick Family Farm (CO), Thyme & Sage Sparrow Bush Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Peaches Yonder Farms (FAM)
  • Cheese: Feta North Country Creamery
  • Bread: Blueberry Lemon Bread Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Carrot Shells Knoll Crest 

Recipes
Tomatoes
Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad
Grilled Tomato and Scallion Salad
Heirloom Tomato Tart
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad
Super easy sauce recipe.
Easy Gazpacho
Parsley
10 Best Parsley Recipes --From The Guardian
Cucumbers
Tomato Cucumber Salad
Cucumber and Mint Salad
Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup
Cucumber Avocado Salsa
Cucumber Noodles and Peanut Sauce
Herby Cucumber Salad
Garlic Scapes
Grilled Garlic Scape and Kale Pizza
Garlic Scape Pesto
Sauteed Garlic Scapes with Sesame Oil
Garlic Scape Lemon Pasta
Red Potatoes
6 Ways to Prepare Redskin Potatoes
Oven-Roasted Herbed Redskin Potatoes—slip chopped shallots in the roasting pan and sprinkle with snipped chives right before serving.
Peaches
Peach Cobbler

Storage
  • Tip: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Pasta people! Keep it in the fridge 4-5 days or freeze it.
  • Peaches: a day or two to ripen in the pantry, then into the fridge for MAX 5 days. Eat 'em up.
  • Currants should not be washed until just before using.  
  • Refrigerating tomatoes ruins their texture.
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.
  • Leeks! Should last a long time.

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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