In Your Bag: Week of March 18th

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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 Summer Squash
  • Portabella Mushrooms
  • Baby Spinach
  • Butternut Squash Noodles
  • Cortland Apples
  • Frozen Brussels Sprouts (Family, Standard, and Small Bags)

Frozen Summer Squash

boil in the bag frozen summer squashFrom: North Country Farms (Central NY)

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 12-oz pack
Standard: 1 12-oz pack
Small: 1 12-oz pack
Single: 1 12-oz pack

Portabella Mushrooms

mushroom_portobello_From: Bulich Mushroom Farm (Organically Grown in Catskill, NY)

The Portabella is the prime rib of the vegetable world! Tastes fabulous grilled—brush with olive oil, add garlic or soy sauce if you like, then grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side. Can also be eaten raw. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms Stuffed with Leeks & Spinach
Pan-Seared Portabella Mushrooms
Sautéed Portabella with Balsamic and Butter Sauce 
Ziti with Portabella Mushrooms

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.85 lbs
Standard: 0.75 lbs
Small: 05 lbs
Single: 0.5 lbs

Cortland Apples

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

These sweet and refreshing apples are good for eating, juicing, drying, 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
Apple Turnovers
Apple Pancakes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 6
Standard: 5
Small: 2
Single: 2

Butternut Squash Noodles

butternut squash noodlesFrom: Altobelli Family Farm (Organically Grown in Kinderhook, NY)

Butternut squash grown by Altobelli Family Farm and prepared by Trusted Harvest. You can toss them into a frying pan with a little olive oil and cook until they are tender. Try roasting them on a baking sheet at 375 with olive oil and spices until tender, about 10 minutes. Top with your favorite pasta sauce or eat them with your favorite spices.

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2 8-oz packs
Standard: 1 8-oz pack
Small: 1 8-oz pack
Single: 1 8-oz pack

Baby Spinach

Pile of baby spinachFrom: Queen’s Greens (Certified Organic in Amherst, MA)

Spinach is best when eaten raw or lightly braised. To braise, toss with hot oil and garlic for a few minutes and then add splash of liquid. We like to add Parmesan cheese. If you choose to steam the spinach, wash and steam for just 5-10 minutes. This preparation method preserves nutrient content. More info

Recipes Ideas:
Spinach with Nutmeg and Lemon
Garlic Sautéed Spinach
Perfect Spinach Salad

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.5 lbs
Standard: 0.45 lbs
Small: 0.3 lbs
Single: 0.3 lbs

Frozen Brussels Sprouts

Frozen Brussels SproutsFrom: Dagele Brothers Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Florida, NY)

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, either way they’re fantastically healthy. Can’t get your kids to commit? Try sautéing with bacon and raisins or topping with parmesan cheese to upgrade the taste. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Crispy Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Garlic Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts
Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Butter and Chives

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

  • McIntosh Apples: Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)
  • Heirloom Navel Oranges: Rising C Ranches (Conventional in Orosi, CA)
  • D’Anjou Pears: First Fruits Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Freeland, MD)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: [East NY / West CT / North NJ] Cinnamon Twist from Bread Alone (Kingston, NY);
    [Syracuse / North NY] Italian from Mr. Rick’s Bakery (Watertown, NY)
  • Salad Mix: Autumn Greens Mix from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown in New York, NY)
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Cheese: Parmesan from Palatine Valley Dairy (Nelliston, NY)
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic), Chazy, NY
  • Pasta: Durum Semolina Cavatelli from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic in West Coxsackie, NY)
  • Fruit: Red Delicious Apples from Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)
  • Herb & Allium: Red Onions from Minkus Family Farms (Family Farm in New Hampton, 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

4 Comments on “In Your Bag: Week of March 18th”

  1. I was just wondering how I change something in my bag? I do not like mushroom and would like to change that. Thank you Beth Williams

    1. Hi Beth! Since the mushrooms are part of our weekly curated Fruit and Vegetable Bags, you can’t substitute out items in the bags. However, feel free to order any assortment of our items as a one-time purchase instead of the Fruit and Vegetable Bags. Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any other questions!

    1. Hi Kathy! Since your pick-up site is a Wednesday delivery, your order deadline is Sunday night at 11:59pm, and it is now past the point at which you can modify your order. Is that timing clear? Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any other questions or concerns.

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