In Your Bag: Week of January 21st

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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:

  • Fuji Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Frozen Edamame
  • Pea Greens
  • Norwis Potatoes
  • Frozen Diced Butternut Squash (Family, Standard, and Small Bags)

Fuji Apples

From: Fix Brothers (Family Farm), Livingston, NY

Among the sweetest varieties, Fujis are delicious snacking apples that make for sensational salad additions. Also blessed with crisp, firm flesh, they stand up well to baking. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Apple Pie
Apple Turnovers
Apple Pancakes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.9 lbs
Standard: 2.55 lbs
Small: 1.5 lbs
Single: 1.5 lbs

Broccoli

From: Rob’s Fresh Produce (Organically Grown), Bailey, NC

Late President George H.W. Bush may not have been a fan, but we certainly are! This produce staple can be cooked so many different ways. Consider roasting broccoli with a few chilis and a bit of lemon, or sautéing the stuff with soy sauce, oil, garlic and almonds. Note: Store dry, unwashed broccoli in a plastic bag in the fridge. More info

Recipe Ideas:
How to Cook Broccoli
Roast Broccoli with Lemon
Broccoli with Parmesan Sauce
Sautéed Asian Broccoli
Broccoli Olive Pasta

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 4 heads
Standard: 3 heads
Small: 2 heads
Single: 1 head

Frozen Edamame

From: Markristo Farm (Certified Organic), Hillsdale, NY

Bring 6 cups salted water to a boil, toss in the edamame, cook for 5 minutes until tender, then strain and sprinkle with coarse salt. Boom! Done! Add lime and mint, or try the recipes below, if you’re feeling fancy.

Recipes Ideas:
Sweet and Spicy Soy Glazed Edamame
Edamame with Garlic Chili Sauce
Roasted Edamame

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 12-oz pack
Standard: 1 12-oz pack
Small: 1 12-oz pack
Single: 1 12-oz pack

Pea Greens

From: Little Seed Gardens (Certified Organic), Chatham, NY

Pea greens (or pea shoots) are young pea vines. These nutritional powerhouses are packed with vitamins A, C, and folic acid. Sauté quickly with olive oil and garlic for a healthy side dish, or use instead of basil for an unexpected pesto. More info

Recipes Ideas:
Wonderful Pesto
Sautéed Pea Greens
Pea Shoot Breakfast Sandwich

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.5 lbs
Standard: 0.4 lbs
Small: 0.3 lbs
Single: 0.3 lbs

Norwis Potatoes

From: Barber’s Farm (Organically Grown), Middleburg, NY

This cultivar was developed (using traditional breeding methods) by FritoLay back in 1965. So you can bet it’s the best for frying. In addition to chips and fries, the Norwis also lends itself beautifully to roasting and mashing. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Crispiest Potato Chips
Perfect French Fries
Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
Perfect Mashed Potatoes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.9 lbs
Standard: 2.55 lbs
Small: 1.3 lbs
Single: 1.3 lb

Frozen Diced Butternut Squash

From: Czajkowski Farm (Integrated Pest Management), Hadley, MA

Load up on vitamin A and C, folate, potassium and fiber the sweet way! This flash-frozen squash makes for easy soups and breads. Or turn it into butternut squash mac n’ cheese. 

Recipe Ideas:
Fall Quiche with Butternut Squash Puree
Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Winter Squash
Ginger Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes
Shortcut Squash Soup
Winter Squash Purée
“Pumpkin” Bread with Butternut Squash

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 16-oz pack
Standard: 1 16-oz pack
Small: 1 16-oz pack
Single: n/a


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Fuji Apples: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Hudson, NY
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)
  • Bosc Pears: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Hudson, NY
  • Oranges: Thorpe’s Organic Family Farm (Certified Organic), Three Lake Wales, FL

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: (East NY / West CT / North NJ) Focaccia from Bread Alone;
    (Syracuse & North NY) Rye Caraway from Mr. Rick’s Bakery
  • Salad Mix: Spice Blend Salad Mix (arugula, ruby streaks, purple mizuna, and red mustard greens) from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown), New York, NY
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown), Keeseville, NY
  • Cheese: Parmesan from Palatine Valley Dairy, Nelliston, NY
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic), Chazy, NY
  • Pasta: Small Shells from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic), West Coxsackie, NY
  • Fruit: EverCrisp Apples from Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Hudson, NY
  • Herb & Allium: Dried Parsley 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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4 Comments on “In Your Bag: Week of January 21st”

  1. Are we going to get frozen tomatoes for sauce/ soup? Have you changed owners? Things are so different for several months… also really not appreciating produce from California and other places. Local is why I signed up and promoted your service.

  2. I second the comment from Adrienne. I would rather have frozen local produce than “fresh” items from the Carolinas.

  3. Hello Patty, Adrienne & Eileen! Thank you for the comment about non-local produce. It gives me an opportunity to share our thinking.

    Increasingly, we are finding that people want a large variety of items that keep them out of the grocery store…and so we have introduced some non-local items. This helps the sales of our local produce because those customers would not have joined Field Goods or ordered less often. I’d say year-round, 90-95% of our product is local/small farms. So while you are seeing non-local, it is not hurting the sale of local product at all, in fact it helps. We always buy local when we have the option.

    Does that make sense? Please let me know your thoughts as I would love to continue the discussion.

    ADRIENNE – YES – WE HAVE TOMATO PUREE! I’ll make sure we get it on the store so you can order it.
    Donna Williams, Founder

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