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November Produce Parable

By |2018-11-14T15:21:09-05:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager Iowa autumn produce is abundant at Wheatsfield this November.  If you need squash for pies, soups, roasting or casseroles we have got you covered.   The department has some great spaghetti, acorn, delicata, buttercup and butternut squashes from One Step at a Time Gardens in Kanawha, IA.  If you are going [...]

Kale and Blood Orange Salad

By |2018-01-04T11:04:13-05:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Courtesy of StrongerTogether.coop Ingredients 4 medium blood oranges Juice of 1 large lemon 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 clove garlic, smashed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 bunch kale, washed, stems removed 1/2 cup slivered red onions 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled or cubed Preparation For the dressing, zest and juice [...]

Turkey Banh Mi with Quick Pickeled Cranberries

By |2017-11-28T14:28:38-05:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich that melds French bread with the fresh, herbal flavors of Vietnam.   Although technically Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for baguette, today we associate this hearty sandwich with its pickled veggies, tasty sauces and often pork. This recipe is a great way to use leftover turkey from your freezer, [...]

Pumpkin Biscuits with Orange-Honey Butter

By |2017-11-17T10:35:51-05:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is a delicious update for more traditional dinner rolls at your next holiday meal (or weeknight supper).  The primary reason that baking powder biscuits first became popular is because they mix together quickly and don’t need to rise before baking.   And since this recipe is a drop style biscuit it’s even easier - there’s [...]

Chocolate Pear Cake

By |2017-11-02T15:54:58-05:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Pears have been much loved for centuries. In fact, they're referred to as a "gift of the gods" in Homer's Odyssey, and some historians date them clear back to the Stone Age. Celebrated for their sensuous shape as well as their flavor, pears have been preserved in more recent history in still-life paintings by Renaissance [...]

Pear and Blue Cheese Flatbread

By |2017-09-29T10:04:12-05:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Maytag is a blue cheese produced by Maytag Dairy Farms from the milk of prize-winning herd of Holstein cattle. In 1938, Iowa State University developed a new process for making blue cheese from homogenized cow's milk instead of the traditional sheep's milk.  The farm located outside Newton, Iowa has been making this handcrafted cheese since [...]

August Local Produce Update

By |2017-08-25T12:58:09-05:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager This time of year is a great one for local produce.  We are still rolling in the bounty of summer produce, and the autumn produce is also starting to come on strong.  The best of these two seasons only overlap for about a month, so now is a good time [...]

The Iowa State University Crimson Sweet Watermelon

By |2017-08-15T14:39:19-05:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

By Adam Calder, Produce Manager Originally published in the July/Aug/Sept edition of the Field Journal. We expect the Crimson Sweet Watermelon in a few weeks! (Updated Aug 15) This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Iowa State University Horticultural Research Station. Over the years, the horticulture department has used the research station to develop [...]

Parmesan Herb Crusted Potatoes

By |2017-01-25T22:05:51-05:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp lemon zest 1/2 tspsalt 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper 2 lbs fingerling potatoes or Yukon potatoes, cut into wedges 1/4 c finely-shredded Parmesan cheese Preparation Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, combine the [...]

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