Eat more vegetables.
Theme: Mushroom Sex and the Future of Libraries

Are they portobellos or portabellas… and that is the question of the week. Apparently, the names were invented in the 1980s to make this rather ungainly mushroom seem glamorous. Which is correct? Are mushrooms male or female? And therein lies the problem. Mushrooms can have as many as 36,000 sexes. Thank goodness mushrooms don’t attend public school because how would North Carolina handle that conundrum? The Supreme Court of Mushroomland, The Mushroom Council, has ruled that the double "A" version of portabella is the winner. 

Back in the day, one would dash to the library to solve this mushroom mystery. Today, a quick Google search will give you a good shot at getting the right answer, or at least something amusing. So what has become of libraries? With the seismic shift in how we consume content in the digital world, libraries have happily morphed into much more than books… they are community hubs, learning centers, purveyors of common good for the local neighborhoods, among other roles. And that includes serving as a Field Goods pick-up location! We are proud partners with over 30 libraries, and growing. Hats off to libraries who have reinvented themselves as the place to gather in the digital age!

How to Store Mushrooms:
Keep in a brown paper bag in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.

How to Prepare Mushrooms:
The woody stem is often used in stock-making or cooked as you would other mushrooms. Caps can be chopped, but are more dramatic presented whole, often marinated in balsamic vinegar and grilled in sandwiches as a replacement for meat.

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Portabella Mushrooms
Bulich Mushroom Farm (OG)

The portabella is the prime rib of the vegetable world! Tastes fabulous grilled—brush with olive oil, add garlic or soy sauce if you like, then grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side. Can also be eaten raw.

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms Stuffed with Leeks & Spinach
Pan-Seared Portabella Mushrooms
Sautéed Portabella with Balsamic and Butter Sauce 
Ziti with Portabella Mushrooms

Red Beets
Marolda Farms (IPM)

Beets are in the same family as chard and spinach. Chop and slow roast at 350 for 1 hour. Julienne the beets and toss with oil and lemon—beautiful and tasty. Roast, sauté, steam, and more... but try not to boil! Boiling sacrifices the quality and flavor of the beet and releases an unpleasant aroma.

Macerated Beets
Sweet and Salty Beet Burgers
Grated Raw Beet Salad
Raw Beet "Tea" Sandwiches
Brown Sugar-Glazed Beets
Beets and Apple Salad

Pear Apple Sauce
Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

You can't go wrong with pear apple sauce! With the best of both worlds, simply spoon it for snack time, and you can also use it in plenty of tasty recipes.

15 Delectable Recipes
7 Saucy Ways to Make Delicious Dishes
Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

Lettuce is a great way to put fresh salads on your table, and as often as you can. In addition to other prepped vegetables, for a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, chick peas, etc. We REALLY like adding roasty toasty sunflower seeds!

5 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides Salads and Sandwiches
50 Salad Dressing Recipes
Bright Farms (IPM)

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
Caprese Grilled Cheese with Arugula Pesto
Mixed Citrus and Arugula Salad

Curly Kale
Marolda Farms (IPM)

Easy to cook and incredibly healthy. For a quick dish, cook kale for a minute in a pot of boiling water. Drain, squeeze out excess water, and sauté with olive oil and garlic for just a couple minutes. Remember to try kale chips!
How to Kale
Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw
Grilled Kale Salad with Ricotta and Plums
Spicy Soy Kale Salad
Lemony Kale Salad
Tomato, Kale and Mozzarella Sandwich With Parsley
Grilled Kale
Kale Chips
Kenyan-Style Kale and Tomatoes

Petronglo Farms (FAM)

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

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Spring Garlic from Blooming Glen Farm (CO)
    and Oregano from Vannini Farms (IPM)
  • Fruit: Asian Pears from Evergreen Farms (IPM)
  • Cheese: Triple Pepper Chevre from Cotton Hill Creamery
  • Bread: Nine Mixed Grain from Bread Alone (CO)
  • Pasta: Pizza Gnocchetti for Thursday and Mushroom Garlic Orzo for Friday from Flour City Pasta (CO) 
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)

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Key for Growing 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.

Veggie Guarantee and Tips!
  • Our 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. 
  • 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.
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