In Your Bag: Week of February 4th

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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 Blueberries
  • Little Gem Lettuce
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Frozen Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes

Frozen Blueberries

Bag of frozen blueberries

From: Lagoner Farms (Organically Grown), Williamson, NY

Is it summer yet?! These blueberries, harvested and flash-frozen at peak ripeness, will at least trick your taste buds into thinking so. Pop them in your mouth straight from the freezer, or thaw, drain the liquid, and use as you would fresh berries. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
Easy Blueberry Sauce
Banana-Blueberry Pancakes with Cinnamon-Vanilla Butter

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

Little Gem Lettuce

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

Little Gem, a small romaine variety, is one of the best-tasting varieties of lettuce. An heirloom favorite from England, it has bright green leaves that enclose a creamy blanched heart with sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Ours is hydroponically-grown in Berlin, NY.

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

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

Shiitake Mushrooms

From: Kennett Square (Integrated Pest Management)

If you eat miso soup, you should be familiar with Shiitake mushrooms. Most people don’t eat the stems of these, so we suggest using them for stock instead.

Recipe Ideas:
Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms
Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake and Green Bean Stir-Fry

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.7 lbs
Standard: 0.6 lbs
Small: 0.45 lbs
Single: 0.22 lbs

Frozen Spinach

From: Dusty Lane Farms, (Integrated Pest Management), Elmer, NJ

Naturally high in calcium, iron, fiber, folate, and Vitamins A and C, spinach delivers four times more nutrients when frozen. Delicious creamed or sautéed with a little garlic and oil, these greens also lend themselves beautifully to pasta and egg dishes, gratins, and, of course, warm dip.

Recipe Ideas:
Spinach Gratin
Sheet-Pan Eggs with Spinach and Ham
Classic Spinach Dip
Spinach Ricotta Pasta

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 10-oz pack
Standard: 1 10-oz pack
Small: 1 10-oz pack
Single: 1 10-oz pack

Sweet Potatoes

sweet potato

From: Juniper Hill (Certified Organic), Wadhams, NY

All you really need to do is bake these beauties and enjoy with butter and salt. But lately, we’ve found that even the most finicky kids will eat them when they’re sneaked into burritos. Even better for harried parents, you can prepare the filling in advance.

Recipe Ideas:
Sweet Potato Burritos
25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes!
Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Bean & Corn Salad
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 3 lbs
Standard: 2.5 lbs
Small: 2 lbs
Single: 1 lbs


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • EverCrisp Apples: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Hudson, NY
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)
  • Bosc Pears: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Hudson, NY
  • Heirloom Navel Oranges: Product of California (Conventional)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: (East NY / West CT / North NJ) Seeded Sourdough Rye from Bread Alone;
    (Syracuse & North NY) Sourdough from Mr. Rick’s Bakery
  • Salad Mix: Autumn Greens (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, & Arugula) from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown), New York, NY
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown), Keeseville, NY
  • Cheese: Asiago Artichoke Spinach from Worldling’s Pleasure, Watervliet, NY
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic), Chazy, NY
  • Pasta: Rye Trumpets from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic), West Coxsackie, NY
  • Fruit: Stayman Apples from Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm), Hudson, NY
  • Herb & Allium: Cipollini Onions from Schoharie Valley Farms (Organically Grown), Schoharie, 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.

REFERRAL PROGRAMS: 

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    If you know of an employer, library, YMCA , school, church, etc. that might be interested in becoming a Field Goods pick-up location, email us at info@field-goods.com and include the location name, address, and contact info. We will credit your account $50 when the location hits five customers!
ORDER DEADLINES
  • Tuesday delivery = Saturday 11:59 pm
  • Wednesday delivery = Sunday 11:59 pm
  • Thursday delivery = Monday 11:59 pm
  • Friday delivery = Tuesday 11:59 pm

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