Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Back 2 School 

We've got the perfect bag for heading back to pencils, erasers, and multiplication tables town. Crisp apples and sweet snacking peppers are A+ ingredients for filling up that lunch box, and macaroni and cheese with special secret ingredient (cauliflower, the most easily hidden-from-kids-in-other-dishes veggie) will be a "welcome back from your first day" treat. Fruits and veggies are the best brain fuel, so get munching on those apples and do-it to-it on your homework!

Looking for an easy way to raise money for your school PTO or non-profit organization? The Field Goods fundraiser program is simple. We list the organization on our website, your supporters sign-up and we collect for you a $1 or $2 for each delivery. What a great alternative to calendars, candy and candles! Learn more... Taconic Hills CSD & the Robert C. Parker School are raisin' funds, as well as John Jay Futbol Club. 
In The Store & News
FOODIES and FOOD WRITERS: Check out this very cool event happening Sept. 13 weekend in Berne, NY, hosted by Longhouse Food Revival, the brain-child of Molly O'Neill the brilliant NYTIMES food critic. Great food, interesting presentations & workshops.
SUNDAY 9/7: Balkan Dance Party with Bulgarika Touring from Bulgaria
at Stone Ridge Orchard 
Lots of extra items to add to your bag this week, check out the Order page

Edamame The appetizer of choice in most Japanese restaurants, edamame is an immature soybean for mature eaters though kids & immature adults love 'em as well! To prepare: boil water with salt, add the edamame (no peeling or cutting necessary), cook for 5-6 minutes & strain. You can either serve with the pods or peel and pop out the beans to add to salads, pasta, etc. Markristo Farm (CO)
Nectarines Did you know: Nectarines are peaches that lack the genes for fuzz. They’re high in Vitamins A & C and a delicious late summer treat. Circle M Farm (FAM)
Shishito Peppers or 獅子唐辛子 are a Japanese variety of smaller peppers. Perfect for grilling because of their thin skin, stick 'em with a skewer and let them char and blister. THE SEXIEST PEPPER IN ALL OF BROOKLYN. Marolda Farms (IPM)  or Hepworth Farm (CO)

Heat a little olive oil in a wide sauté pan until it is good and hot but not smoking. Add the peppers and cook them over medium, tossing and turning them frequently until they blister. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to cook a panful of peppers. When they're done, toss them with sea salt and add a squeeze of fresh lemon. Slide the peppers into a bowl and serve them hot. You pick them up by the stem end and eat the whole thing, minus the stem.
Cauliflower Cauliflower has an exceptional nutritional density, which means it contains substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals with very few calories. Mark Twain calls cauliflower "cabbage with a college education". For a quick fix, sauté cauliflower florets and sliced garlic in olive oil until browned and tender. To boost the flavor, toss with raisins, pine nuts, crushed red pepper, and salt. DID YOU KNOW the Hudson Valley was once a cauliflower production capital? Dagele Farm (IPM)

Cauliflower Popcorn: Kid-friendly alert! May even rival kale chips... Snip the cauliflower head and reserve the core and stems for another use. Coat with salt and olive oil, then spread on a lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven at 425 degrees for a half hour or so, turning the cauliflower over halfway through. Serve warm and toss with parmesan cheese. 
 
Lunchbox Snacking Peppers These small peppers are seriously sweet. They’re the perfect snack for school lunches, or munching at your desk at work. They’ll convert anyone to team pepper. Hepworth Farms (CO)
Roma Tomatoes While these make the best sauce tomatoes, they’re great for eating raw and sliced, too. Hepworth Farms (CO)
Super easy sauce recipe.
Zestar! Apples A very tangy, crisp, early season apple developed by horticulturists at the University of Minnesota. “Crunch into Zestar!” Fix Brothers Farm (FAM)
Romaine Lettuce Put fresh salads on your table as often as you can. For a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, died cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, or chick peas. Dagele Brothers (IPM)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Black Dirt Cipollini Onions Dagele Brothers (IPM)
  • Fruit: Blackberries Yonder Farms (FAM) 
  • Cheese: Curds Palatine Valley Dairy 
  • Bread: Ciabatta Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Plain Fettuccine Knoll Crest 

Recipes
Edamame 
Boiled Edamame
Three Bean Salad
Garlic Sesame Edamame
Cauliflower
Cauliflower Puree 
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
Roasted Cauliflower
Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Pesto
Healthy fettuccine alfredo with cauliflower sauce and sweet peas

Storage
  • Tip: Any item you would cook, you can also freeze.
  • Pasta people! Keep it in the fridge 4-5 days or freeze it.
  • Nectarines: a day or two to ripen in the pantry, then into the fridge for MAX 5 days. To speed 'em up keep them in a paper bag.  Works for pretty much all fruit.
  • Any green needs to be as dry as possible, wrapped in a paper towel in a plastic bag and kept in the fridge crisper.
  • Berries must stay very dry, mold is enemy #1.
  • Store peppers in a plastic bag in the crisper for 1-2 weeks.

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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