In Your Bag: Week of January 14th

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Here’s what you can expect to find in your Field Goods fruit and vegetable bags this week. At-a-glance list is below, scroll for more details!

At-a-Glance:

  • Frozen Brussels Sprouts
  • Frozen Summer Squash (Family, Standard, and Small Bags)
  • Bosc Pears
  • Carrots
  • Green Curly Kale
  • Green and Red Lettuce

Frozen Brussels Sprouts

Frozen Brussels Sprouts

From: Dagele Brothers Farm (Integrated Pest Management), Florida, NY

Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying the health benefits of Brussels sprouts. Of course, children don’t care about antioxidants, vitamins K and C, fiber, or folate. Convince your kids to dig in by sautéing these flash-frozen Belgian mini-cabbages with bacon and/or topping them with parmesan. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pears & Pistachios (Food 52)
Cauliflower and Brussels Salad (Smitten Kitchen)
Balsamic Glazed Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts (The Girl and The Kitchen)

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 8-ounce pack
Standard: 1 8-ounce pack
Small: 1 8-ounce pack
Single: 1 8-ounce pack

Frozen Summer Squash

boil in the bag frozen summer squashFrom: North Country Farm

We like our summer squash soft and sweet. Melt butter in a pan, then add onions and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add squash, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Stir, then cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until squash is very soft. Remove the cover to let the excess liquid cook off. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Summer Squash Sauté
Herbed Summer Squash
Southern Baked Summer Squash

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 10-ounce pack
Standard: 1 10-ounce pack
Small: 1 10-ounce pack
Single: N/A

Red & Green Lettuce

red and green hydroponic lettuce

From: SA Farms (Organically Grown), Berlin, NY

The lettuce you’ll get this week depends on what the farm has available. Whatever it is, it was hydroponically-grown in Berlin, NY. NOTE: This is a living plant so keep roots moist and in the fridge.

Recipe Ideas:
50 Salad Dressing Recipes
5 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides Salads and Sandwiches

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2
Standard: 2
Small: 1
Single: 1

Bosc Pears

Bosc pearsFrom: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Livingston, NY

With its curved stem and elegant, elongated neck, the Bosc is often called the “aristocrat of pears.” This variety also has especially firm, dense flesh, making it ideal for baking, broiling or poaching. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Bosc Pears
10 Pear Salad Recipes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.75 lbs
Standard: 2 lbs
Small: 1.4 lbs
Single: 1.4 lbs

Carrots

From: Stick and Stone Farm (Certified Organic), Ithaca, NY

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. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Balsamic Carrots
Sesame Carrot Salad
Butter Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Simple Carrot Soup
Baked Carrot Oven Fries

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.75 lbs
Standard: 2.25 lbs
Small: 1.25 lbs
Single: 1.15 lb

Green Curly Kale

From: Cottle Organics (Certified Organic), Rose Hill, NC  

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 if you haven’t yet! PRO TIP: Curly kale is great for kale chips. More info

Recipe Ideas:
How to Kale
Kale Caesar Slaw
Lemony Kale Salad
Grilled Kale
Kale Chips

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2
Standard: 1
Small: 1
Single: 1


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Pink Lady Apples: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Hudson, NY
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)
  • Stem & Leaf Satsuma Mandarins: Murray Family Farms (Certified Organic), Bakersfield, CA
  • Cara Cara Oranges: Rising C Ranches (Conventional), Orosi, CA

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: (East NY / West CT / North NJ) Whole Spelt from Bread Alone;
    (Syracuse & North NY) Country White from Mr. Rick’s Bakery
  • Salad Mix: Spring Mix from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown), New York, NY
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown), Keeseville, NY
  • Cheese: Mozzarella from R&G Cheesemakers, Troy, NY
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic), Chazy, NY
  • Pasta: Basil Reginetti from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic), West Coxsackie, NY
  • Fruit: Pink Lady Apples from Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Hudson, NY
  • Herb & Allium: Dried Oregano from Hub On The Hill (Organically Grown), Essex, NY

FARMING METHODS: 

All of our products are non-GMO! More info on Farming Methods and read about Our Farmers.

  • Certified Organic: Farm uses organic methods and is certified.
  • Organically Grown: Farm uses organic methods but does not have certification.
  • Integrated Pest Management: Farm uses methods to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
  • 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.
  • Conventional: Farm uses conventional growing methods.

KITCHEN TIPS: 

  • 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! New York Times Article
  • 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.

VEGGIE GUARANTEE:

  • If you have an issue, let us know at info@field-goods.com! This is one way to reduce waste.
  • Items are subject to change depending on weather and farm availability, and may not look exactly like the items pictured above.
  • Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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