Eat more vegetables.
Theme: The Great Garlic Scape

These are the best, most useful things ever! These weird-looking curly thingies are the flowering stem of garlic. In garlic production, they are removed so that the garlic will focus its energy into growing the bulb. Up until recently, farmers around our region tossed them away. Now that more Americans are willing to try foods that the rest of the world has been eating for centuries, farmers can sell another perfectly good (or great) food.

Why are they the best things ever? You can use them just like you would garlic without having to mess with the peeling part. You can use them like chives and scallions. Eat them raw, stir-fry, puree, grill, pickle, wear them to ward of vampires. They last forever in the refrigerator and can be frozen which, BTW, is brilliant because you can pop-in and grab a stalk as needed.
 
People, do not miss the great scape opportunity!
 
Here are our recommendations for the two best things to do with garlic scapes:
Garlic Scape Paste
Puree a bunch of scapes and about 1/4 cup of olive oil.
Garlic Scape Pesto
Puree:
1/4 cup nuts
1/3 cup olive oil
parmesan cheese
4 oz garlic scapes
You can add kale, basil, parsley or any other herb or green, OR try adding the peppery savory in this week’s Herb and Allium bunch.
 
On the topic of the Herb and Allium subscription: now is the time to feed your inner chef. What the heck, you can’t go wrong with fresh herbs. If you don’t use them right away then hang them somewhere to dry. Plus, we often get these beautiful bunches from small woman-owned farms like Sparrowbush, Letterbox, and Ironwood, which moves the needle on making their farms successful. Go Field Goods customers!
 
Try making your own pickles this week!


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Garlic Scapes
Shaul Farms (FAM) or Skymeadow Farms (CO)

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.

10 Things to Do With Garlic Scapes
Grilled Garlic Scape and Kale Pizza
Garlic Scape Pesto
Sautéed Garlic Scapes with Sesame Oil
Garlic Scape Lemon Pasta
Carrots
Migliorelli Farm (IPM)

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
Beets - Chioggia
Marolda Farms (IPM)

The prettiest beets you can find. Roast until just tender; cut up for salads. Sauté the greens.

6 Gorgeous "Candy Cane" Beet Recipes 
Beet Chips
Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese
Collards
Barber's Farm (OG) or Farm at Miller's Crossing (CO)

Collards can be substituted for any cooking green. There are many conflicting opinions on how long collards should be cooked—we braised them 10-15 minutes and they were great, while others swear collards should be cooked for a couple hours.

Braised Collards with Tomatoes
Browned-Butter Collard Greens
Carrot Soup and Collard Greens in Coconut Butter + Dukkah - You can get coconut butter or substitute with coconut oil, which you can find in the grocery store. 
THESE ARE INCLUDED IN SMALL, STANDARD, AND FAMILY BAGS ONLY
Amaranth Greens
Rexcroft Farm (IPM)

Rich in iron, protein and calcium, amaranth is the next super food to try. The leaves are tender, so we recommend blanching them or eating them raw.

Black Beans with Amaranth
Stir-Fried Amaranth Greens
Jamaican Callaloo - substitute the scallions for scapes!
Cucumbers - Pickling
Buzby Farm (IPM)

Slice cucumbers thinly and toss with vinegar, olive oil, shallots and salt & pepper for a beautiful, cool summer dish. Add in chives, dill or parsley.

Momofuku Kirby Cucumber Pickle
Lacto-Fermented Pickles with Garlic Scapes
Japanese Cucumber Salad
Quick Pickles
Pickles, Cucumber & Dill
Easy Chilled Cucumber Soup
Cucumber Avocado Salsa
THESE ARE INCLUDED IN STANDARD AND FAMILY BAGS ONLY
Onion
Lettuce - Red Butterhead
Stoneledge Farm (CO)

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.

5 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides Salads and Sandwiches
50 Salad Dressing Recipes
Butterhead Lettuce with Mustard Vinaigrette

Additional Subscriptions

  • Herb & Allium: Savory, Oregano, and Sage from Sparrowbush Farm (OG)
  • Fruit: Strawberries from Stanton's Feura Farm (FAM)
  • Cheese: Aged Gouda from R&G Cheesemakers 
  • Bread: Olive Bread from Bread Alone
  • Pasta: Garlic Chive Pappardelle from Flour City Pasta (CO)
  • Yogurt: Whole Milk 32 Ounces from North Country Creamery (OG)

Questions? Email: info@field-goods.com 

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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