Your weekly update on what's cookin' in your Field Goods bag. Overview of contents, plus recipe suggestions for your perusing pleasure. 
Theme: Pea Greens Were Made for You & Me
Delicious raw or cooked—saute quickly with olive oil and garlic for a delicious healthy side dish, or put them in a bowl on the table and watch your kids nibble them like bunnies. To further entice the little ones, try tossing with a little melted butter and sugar. These nutritional powerhouses are packed with vitamins A, C and folic acid— learn more here. If you need a burst of spring this week, pea shoots make a wonderful pesto—10 minutes, 6 easy ingredients and a plate of pasta make an amazing meal.
 
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Veggies: parsnips, potatoes, frozen collards, radishes, shallots...
Fruits: Bosc pears, Asian pears
Maple Syrup
Frozen Fresh Pasta

 
Pea Greens are young pea vines. Little babies full of nutrients and flavor, great raw or cooked. Check out the recipes from the intro and below. Little Seed Farm (OG)
Kohlrabi (FAMILY ONLY) Shockingly sweet and perfect with pea shoots. The WTF, CSA segment on the Huffington Post has a dozen or so Kohlrabi recipes. You can cook the tops just as you would any green.  If you haven't had it before, it will be your new favorite veggie. The key to Kohlrabi is peeling away the skin and any hard layers until you reach the light layer of crisp flesh. It may look like an alien, but it's versatile, sweet, and keeps forever. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw, boiled, roasted, mashed, and fried. It can also be stuffed, steamed, or added to soups. Give it a shot! Formisano Farms (IPM)  
Red Swiss Chard (STANDARD ONLY) Cooked chard is a great stand-in for spinach. The stems can be steamed or grilled like asparagus. While Swiss Chard is naturally bitter, cooking mellows the flavor. Unless the stems are tender, remove them and just prepare the leaves. You can prepare chard in a jiff by sautéing it in olive oil with some garlic—toss in some chili for a little zip. Marolda Farms (CO) 
Rhubarb Incredibly versatile, rhubarb can be used for desserts, pastries, jams, pickles, conserves, sauces and more. For more recipes and to learn more about rhubarb than you ever dreamed possible, visit The Rhubarb Compendium, an entire website dedicated to rhubarb.
  • Dip it in sugar and eat it like a giant twizzler. 
  • Cut it up into bits and roast -- make a nice substitute for dried cranberries.  Samascott Orchards (CON)
Broccoli Rabe Did you know that broccoli rabe is more closely related to turnips than broccoli? It is NOT supposed to have big flower heads like broccoli. To prepare, trim the stems, toss with garlic & olive oil, add a splash of liquid, and sauté for a few minutes (you do not need to peel the stems). Toss with pasta & some good Parmesan cheese or with rice & soy sauce. Migliorelli Farm (IPM) 
Tomatoes  These fabulous toms are grown by a guy who's been perfecting them for the last 20 years.  Word is that these early season greenhouse tomatoes are the best you will have all year--- let us know what you think. Slice and plump up your salads with these, or chop and create a pasta dish with added garlic, basil, mozzarella cheese and olive oil. Haven Farm (No Spray) Family Only
Onion
Yellow-eyed Beans  (DO NOT WORRY IF THESE THAW...Just toss back in the freezer) A beautiful bean! The yellow eye markings for which they're named mostly-though not completely-fade once cooked. These are a favorite of ours for making smooth, creamy bean spreads and can be used like a cannelloni bean. They, like marafax, are also often turned to for making Baked Beans. VBC yellow eyes come from several farms in Vermont, and other experienced growers in New York and Maine. Vermont Bean Crafters (CO)
Onion
Bibb Lettuce Aquaponic lettuce for your weekly salad fix, as always from our friends at Continental Organics (OG) and Little Seed (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. Hepworth Farm (CO)
Scallions Also known as green onions and spring onions, scallions are young onions harvested before onion bulbs have matured. Spring 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 white bulbs are edible. Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Lovage & Oregano Common Hands (CO) and some shallots
  • Fruit: AC Macs (better quality, harder Macintosh Apples) Yonder (CON)
  • Cheese: Moonlight Chaource Amazing Real Live Food Co.
  • Bread: Banana Bread Cafe Le Perche
  • Pasta: Kale Pappardelle Knoll Krest

Recipes
Pea Greens
Garlicky Pea Shoot Tangle 
Pea Shoot Breakfast Sandwich 
Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi Fries—Trust us, your children will thank you for making these.
Kohlrabi and Pea Shoots
Kohlrabi with Apples
Kohlrabi with Radishes
Top 5 Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi
Chard
Swiss Chard with Olives and Lemon
Asian Style Swiss Chard
Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella and Swiss Chard Wraps
Garlicky Sauteed Swiss Chard
Broccoli Rabe
Broccoli Rabe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe
Rhubarb
Bunch of Rhubarb recipes from Saveur
Rhubarb Raspberry Pavlova Cupcakes—Man Alive! These are heavenly, these are sweet, these are for royalty.
Spiced Braised Rhubarb
Spinach
Strawberry Spinach Salad
 
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 rule small farms use far fewer chemicals than large industrialized operations)
  • Non-GMO - None of our products are GMO
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