In Your Bag: Week of April 15th

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Here’s what you can expect to find in Field Goods fruit and vegetable bags this week. At-a-glance list is below, scroll for more details!

At-a-Glance:

  • Rutabaga
  • Carrots
  • Shredded Daikon
  • Apple Cider
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Crimini Mushrooms
  • ALL Fruit and Vegetable Bags will receive a FREE viola plant!

FREE Viola Plant

viola plant

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

Martin at Markristo Farm suggested he could grow plants for our customers. Ta da! You’ll find a gift if you order a fruit and veggie bag this week…a sweet viola plant. How to grow violas

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

Rutabaga

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

Often considered as a yellow turnip, rutabaga is thought to have evolved from a cross between a wild cabbage and a turnip. Has a delicate, mildly sweet flavor well-suited for stews and roasts. We like cooking and mashing rutabagas like potatoes.

Recipe Ideas:
Rutabaga Fries
Smashed Rutabagas with Ginger Roasted Pears
Rutabaga Puree
Mashed Potatoes with Rutabagas and Buttermilk
Rutabagas with Caramelized Onions

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.3 lbs
Standard: 2.3 lbs
Small: 1.6 lbs
Single: 1 lb

Orange Carrots

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

A colorful, versatile standard. Roasted, steamed, marinated, or raw, you can’t go wrong with some orange on your plate. Try carrots a new way this week—maybe pureed in this delicious and easy Carrot Ginger Curry Soup pre-tested on fussy kids. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Balsamic Carrots
Sesame Carrot Salad
Butter Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Simple Carrot Soup
Baked Carrot Oven Fries

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.4 lbs
Standard: 2.4 lbs
Small: 1.55 lbs
Single: 1 lb

Shredded Daikon

shredded daikon 2From: Stick & Stone Farm (Certified Organic in Ithaca, NY)

Shredded by Trusted Harvest and grown by Stick and Stone Farm. They can be tossed in salads, pickled, added to a stir fry, put on sandwiches, or snacked on right out of the container. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Daikon Radish Salad
Radish Hash Browns
Apple and Daikon Salad

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

Apple Cider

apple ciderFrom: Migliorelli Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Red Hook, NY)

There is nothing like fresh pressed apple cider. Migliorelli Farm makes their cider fresh each week from their own apples. 5 Fun Ways to Spice Up Apple Cider

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

Sweet Potatoes

sweet potatoFrom: Juniper Hill Farm (Certified Organic in Wadhams, NY)

Put some sweetness on your plate this week. Just bake and enjoy with butter and salt. Health.com has a great list of 25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes!

Recipes Ideas:
Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Bean & Corn Salad
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Burritos

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 3.4 lbs
Standard: 2.8 lbs
Small: 1.75 lbs
Single: 1.2 lbs

Crimini Mushrooms

crimini mushroomsFrom: Kennett Square (Integrated Pest Management in NJ)

Criminis are basically baby portobellos. For a quick meal, sauté the mushrooms with onions and garlic in olive oil and a splash of white wine. Add stock or water and an herb like thyme or oregano, and serve over rice, pasta, or quinoa.

Recipe Ideas:
Mushrooms with Shallots
Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.95 lbs
Standard: 0.85 lbs
Small: 0.65 lbs
Single: 0.35 lbs


Mixed Fruit Bags

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

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: [East NY / West CT / North NJ] Cinnamon Twist from Bread Alone (Kingston, NY);
    [Syracuse / North NY] Cinnamon Raisin from Mr. Rick’s Bakery (Watertown, NY)
  • Salad Mix: Spice Blend from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown in New York, NY)
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Cheese: Feta from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic in Chazy, NY)
  • Pasta: Einkorn Macaroni from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic in Coxsackie, NY)
  • Fruit: Rome 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

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