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  THEME    Butternut's A-Peeling

Everyone loves butternut squash. What’s not to love? You can puree, roast, mash, slice, and bake it! Eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. And yet, there is something not to love…peeling the darn thing. If the thick skin wasn’t bad enough, the curves and bulges will have you whistling while your whittling.
 
Fear not! We have the peel solution…with a little help from your microwave.
 
Here's what to do:

  1. Poke holes in butternut squash (this helps avoid setting off a butternut bomb in the kitchen).
  2. Slice off the top and bottom.
  3. Zap for about 3 minutes in microwave until you can easily poke more holes in the skin. The length of time will depend on the size of the squash.
  4. Let it cool, then peel the skin off with a knife.
  5. Scoop out the seeds.
  6. Chop into 1-inch cubes. 

You can use immediately, refrigerate, or freeze.


The Herb & Allium Subscription this week is fresh local ginger…hard to find and remarkably intense. This ginger puts the grocery store to shame!

Try Butternut and Ginger Soup! You'll find oil and garlic for it in our webstore.


  WEB STORE  

  • Want more Spaghetti Squash in your life? We've got you covered!
  • Our Edamame, Plums, and Shishito Peppers are unbelievably tasty!
  • Use the Apple Mix for all your baking and snacking needs.
  • Frozen Rhubarb is a new addition to our frozen offerings! It comes from Adirondack Rhubarb Traditions where Sue packs each bag by hand. When we bought the rhubarb, she exclaimed "you've made a lot of rhubarb growers very happy!" These are 16 oz bags; enough for a pie. Try making a Ginger Rhubarb Crisp!

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Squash - Butternut
Barber's Farm (OG) or Juniper Hill Farm (CO)

Fantastic roasted, in soup, or pureed and frozen if you can't use it right away. The riper the butternut squash, the more orange and sweet it gets. This is why local butternut is so fantastic!

Roasted Butternut and Carrots
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Gratin
25 of the Best Butternut Recipes

Pears - Bartlett
Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)

Bartletts are traditionally known as the canning pear due to their "definitive flavor and sweetness," making them well-suited for many forms of processing. History: A nurseryman named Williams acquired this variety in the late 17th century and promptly named his pear the Williams' Bon Chretien. In 1799, Williams pear trees were imported to the US and planted on the Brewer estate in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester, Massachusetts later acquired the estate and named the pear after himself. Ha! 

Roasted Pears
Bartlett Pear and Gorgonzola Bruschetta
16 Brilliant Pear Recipes

Carrots
Honey Dog Farm (OG) or Farm at Miller's Crossing (CO)

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.

Roasted Balsamic Carrots
Sesame Carrot Salad
Butter Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Simple Carrot Soup
Baked Carrot Oven Fries

Spinach
Juniper Hill Farm (CO) or Fledging Crow Farm (OG)

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

Green Beans
Markristo Farm (CO)

These cook in under 10 minutes. Add lemon, garlic and butter. Easy. Do not wash until ready to use. You can freeze green beans—blanch for 3 minutes, plunge in cold water for 3 minutes, drain, drop in a plastic bag and in the freezer they go.

Garlic Lemon Green Beans
Braised Green Beans and Summer Vegetables
Herbed Green Beans with Feta
Summer Green Bean Salad
THESE ARE INCLUDED IN SMALL, STANDARD, AND FAMILY BAGS ONLY
Arugula and Field Greens
Remembrance Farm (CO)

Also commonly referred to as "rocket", arugula has a rich, peppery taste. Raw or wilted arugula tastes fantastic on pizza. Makes for a delicious pesto, especially if you mix with basil and/or parsley.

Wilted Arugula
Arugula Pesto
Warm Bean and Arugula Salad
Mixed Citrus and Arugula Salad

  ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS  

  • Herb & Allium: Ginger from Sparrowbush Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Concord Grapes from Tousey Vineyard (FAM)
  • Cheese: Plain Curds from Palatine Valley Dairy
  • Bread: Roasted Garlic Country White from Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Traditional Radiatore 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.
  • For more information: click here for Farming Methods and click here for Our Farmers.

  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
  • 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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