In Your Bag: Week of March 4th

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Here’s what folks in our Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday deliveries can expect to find in their Fruit and Vegetable Bags. At-a-glance list is below, scroll for more details!

At-a-Glance:

  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Red and Green Lettuce
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Forono and Red Beets
  • Pea Greens
  • Frozen Spinach (Family, Standard, and Small Bags)

Frozen Blueberries

frozen blueberriesFrom: Lagoner Farms (Organically Grown), Williamson, NY

If you eat them frozen they’re like mini sherbet bites from nature’s ice cream truck. Otherwise thaw, then drain liquid and add to yogurt, pudding, muffin, pancake mix, or whatever! More info

Recipe Ideas:
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
Blueberry, Banana, and Peanut 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

Red and Green Lettuce

red and green hydroponic lettuce

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

Put fresh salads on your table as often as you can. For a more filling and flavorful boost: add roasted nuts, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, or chick peas.

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: 1
Small: 1
Single: 1

Beefsteak Tomatoes

beefsteak tomatoFrom: Vermont Hydroponic Produce (Integrated Pest Management), Florence, VT

Slice and plump up your salads with these, or chop and create a pasta dish with added garlic, basil, mozzarella cheese and olive oil. More info

Recipe Ideas:

Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad
Grilled Tomatoes
Panzanella
Easy Gazpacho

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

Forono and Red Beets

beetsFrom: Juniper Hill Farm (Certified Organic), Wadhams, NY

Did you know that a cup of raw beets has only 58 calories? Beets are in the same family as chard and spinach. Chop and slow roast at 350 for 1 hour. Julienne the beets and toss with oil and lemon—beautiful and tasty. Roast, sauté, steam, and more… but try not to boil! Boiling sacrifices the quality and flavor of the beet and releases an unpleasant aroma. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Sweet and Salty Beet Burgers
Grated Raw Beet Salad
Raw Beet “Tea” Sandwiches
Beets and Apple Salad

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.5 lbs
Standard: 1.75 lbs
Small: 1 lbs
Single: 0.85 lbs

Pea Greens

pea greensFrom: 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: 0.46 lbs
Standard: 0.42 lbs
Small: 0.35 lbs
Single: 0.24 lbs

Frozen Spinach

frozen-spinachFrom: Dusty Lane Farms (Integrated Pest Management), Elmers, 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. More info

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

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


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Empire and Jonagold Apples: Yonder Farms (Family Farm), Valatie, NY
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)
  • Heirloom Navel Oranges: Rising C Ranches (Conventional), Orosi, CA
  • Kiwi: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

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 from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown), New York, NY
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown), Keeseville, NY
  • Cheese: [Tuesday / Wednesday] Plain Chevre from R&G Cheesemakers, Troy, NY;
    [Thursday / Friday] Calamity Crumbles from Nettle Meadow (Organically Grown), Thurman, NY
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic), Chazy, NY
  • Pasta: Rye Trumpets from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic), West Coxsackie, NY
  • Fruit: Empire Apples from Yonder Farms (Family Farm), Valatie, 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.

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

2 Comments on “In Your Bag: Week of March 4th”

  1. To whom it may concern,
    I am reading up about the Field Good Fresh Food from Small Farms program. I was considering buying this for myself and husband. Our pickup would be at The Highland Library. We always love organic food and looking for a proper place to buy them. So far Adams Fairace Farms has worked for us, our pickup would be minutes from our house which is easier for us. I was in the process of ordering this program as I was finishing reading that sometimes the farmers use chemicals and pesticides?? I am now thinking why would I join your program after reading that? I was looking for good food that was actually organic from local farmers but it seems your program doesn’t offer that. It’s too bad I was going to refer you to our friends too. Please let me know if your program ever has food without pesticides or chemicals. Wouldn’t it be better to involve farmers that also think the same as most families.
    Karen

    1. Hi Karen! We are 100% GMO free, and the majority of our products come from farmers who implement organic practices (some certified and some who have not been certified). All of our produce is what’s seasonally available from the over 80 farms we have built relationships with and trust their growing and labor practices (and LOVE their products).

      If you’re interested, we’d love to have a conversation about the differences between: big-agriculture monoculture organic farming, diversified certified organic farming, small diversified somewhat organic farming, local integrated pest management, and local family farming (aka conventional).

      Here’s a piece just scratching the surface of differences between big-agriculture mono organic vs small/local diversified organic: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/local-vs-organic-best

      Here’s a list of our farmers: http://www.field-goods.com/farmers
      Here’s a page about growing methods: http://www.field-goods.com/farming-methods

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