In Your Bag: Week of February 25th

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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 Diced Peppers
  • Frozen Edamame
  • Empire Apples
  • Tuscan Kale
  • Green Zucchini
  • Sunchokes (Family, Standard, and Small Bags)
  • Fruit and Vegetable Bags will receive a FREE 1/2 lb bag of mushroom popcorn!

Frozen Edamame

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

Bring 6 cups of salted water to a boil, toss in the edamame, and cook for 5 minutes until tender and easily release from their pod. Strain and sprinkle with coarse salt. Boom. Done! Add lime and mint if you’re feeling fancy.

Recipe 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

Frozen Diced Peppers

From: Hepworth Farms (Certified Organic), Milton, NY

This is quite the colorful mix of bell peppers! A cup of sliced raw bell pepper, especially red, has 150% of your daily value Vitamin C. Talk about nutritious! More info

Recipe Ideas:
Grilled Mixed Peppers and Onions
27 Recipes to Make Your Peppers Less “Boring”

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

Tuscan Kale

tuscan kaleFrom: L&M Farms (Organically Grown)

Tuscan kale, also known as Toscano kale or Dinosaur kale, is known for its savoyed (bumpy) leaves, rich, tender flavor, and extreme resiliency while growing. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Wilted Kale and Tomato Salad
Dinosaur Kale with Cherry Tomatoes & Garlic
One-Pot Kale & Quinoa Pilaf

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2 bunches
Standard: 2 bunches
Small: 1 bunch
Single: 0.5 bunch

FREE Mushroom Popcorn

popcornFrom: Wagner Farms (Integrated Pest Management), Rome, NY

After spending an hour on the phone with Ron Wagner, we realized that we knew nothing about popcorn. Ron’s first statement was “Last year was one of the best years ever for several varieties of popcorn, the pop rate is over 95% and the moisture content is perfect.” Huh? Pop rate? Moisture content? Isn’t popcorn just popcorn? Not true. Turns out that soil and weather impact the taste and quality of popcorn, just like wine. Fascinating popcorn info and recipes

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

Green Zucchini

zucchiniFrom: L&M Farms (Organically Grown)

Tender, versatile, and sweet. The perfect component of a light meal. Great grilled. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Zucchini Fritters
Zucchini Oven Chips
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Grilled Zucchini

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 3 lbs
Standard: 2 lbs
Small: 1.8 lbs
Single: 1.8 lbs

Empire Apples

Jonagold AppleFrom: Yonder Farms (Family Farm), Valatie, NY

These firm and tart apples are good for eating as well as cooking. If you eat’em fresh, just chomp right into one, or you can cut up to top a green salad or toss in a fruit salad! More info

Recipe Ideas:

Old-fashioned Apple Crisp
Apple Pie Cheat with store bought crust (one for the bottom and one for the top), and no one will be the wiser.
Apple Turnovers
Apple Pancakes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 8 apples
Standard: 5 apples
Small: 3 apples
Single: 3 apples

Sunchokes

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

Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes) are starchy sunflower tubers. Their nutty taste resembles a cross between artichokes and potatoes or water chestnuts. Like potatoes, sunchokes can be eaten with or without the skin, which has great nutritional value. Roast, sauté, bake, boil or steam.

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Sunchokes
Shaved Sunchoke Salad with Parmesan and Arugula
Fried Sunchoke Chips with Rosemary

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 lb
Standard: 0.85 lbs
Small: 0.65 lbs
Single: n/a


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Jonagold Apples: Yonder Farms (Family Farm), Valatie, NY
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)
  • Pomegranates: Product of USA (Conventional)
  • Ruby Tango Mandarins: Murray Family Farms (Certified Organic) Bakersfield, 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: Druthers Alehouse Cheddar from Vermont Farmstead (Organically Grown), Windsor, VT
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic), Chazy, NY
  • Pasta: Durum Semolina Penne from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic), West Coxsackie, NY
  • Fruit: Jonagold Apples from Yonder Farms (Family Farm), Valatie, NY
  • Herb & Allium: Shallots 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: 

  • $10 Refer a Friend to Field Goods
    Account credit for you and your friend. Join our referral program to start sharing!
  • $50 Refer a Site to Field Goods
    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

6 Comments on “In Your Bag: Week of February 25th”

  1. I think it’s great you’ve replaced the individual plastic bags with paper bags. Are you working on replacing the clamshells with something more earth friendly?

    1. Hi Toni! We knew it was the right call, and so did all our customers. Are you talking about the Trusted Harvest or the Radicle Farm clamshells? We’ll bring it up with both of them. Thanks for the suggestion! Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any other questions or ideas.

  2. I wish you could take back the yogurt containers and make sure they are recycled properly. Please make the whole delivering and packaging process as eco-friendly as possible. You guys are doing a great job so far! So proud to be a part of this movement.

    1. Hi HS! Thank you for your kind words, and happy to have you with us. Making all packaging and logistics as eco-conscious as possible is a huge part of what we do. Are you saying that you are unable to reuse or recycle your containers? Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any other questions or concerns.

  3. I absolutely love my bags of goodies. I cook more now, eat a wider variety of veggies, and make fewer trips to the store. All good. Plus, I love supporting our local farms. Thanks for recycling what you can. Do people have ideas for the big FG bags, besides recycling them with my other plastic bags?

    1. Hi Sally! Thanks for the love! Yes, we reuse the Field Goods bags. You can drop them off at your pick-up site, and we’ll pick them up when we deliver the next week. Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any other questions or feedback.

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