In Your Bag: Week of April 22nd

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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:

  • Frozen Summer Squash
  • Pea Shoots
  • Soldier Beans
  • Rome Apples
  • Rapini
  • Frozen Green Beans (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
Soldier Bean and Summer Squash Recipes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 12oz pack
Standard: 1 12oz pack
Small: 1 12oz pack
Single: 1 12oz pack

Pea Shoots

pea-shootsFrom: Letterbox Collective (Organically Grown in Hudson, 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 put out on the table raw for a snack. To entice the little ones, try tossing with a little melted butter and sugar. Pea shoots also make wonderful pesto; all it takes is 10 minutes, 7 easy ingredients, and a plate of pasta for an amazing meal. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Wonderful Pesto
Sautéed Pea Greens
Pea Shoot Breakfast Sandwich

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.59 lbs
Standard: 0.44 lbs
Small: 0.28 lbs
Single: 0.25 lbs

Parboiled Soldier Beans

parboiled-soldier-beansFrom: Vermont Bean Crafters (Certified Organic in Waitsfield, Vermont)

According to Vermont Bean Crafters, some say “soldier” comes from the markings near the eye of an 18th Century European soldier. This white bean works best in spreads, stews, and cooked dishes.

Recipe Ideas:
Soldier Bean and Vegetable Bowl with Walnut Pesto
White-Bean Soup with Bacon and Herbs
Soldier Bean and Summer Squash Recipes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 16oz pack
Standard: 1 16oz pack
Small: 1 16oz pack
Single: 1 16oz pack

Rome Apples

From: Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)

A cooking apple with very red, glossy, thick skin, and flesh. When cooked, the flavor intensifies and the apple holds its shape. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Old-fashioned Apple Crisp
Apple Pie
Apple Turnovers
Apple Pancakes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 7
Standard: 4
Small: 2
Single: 2

Rapini

broccoli-rabe-rapiniFrom: Migliorelli Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Red Hook, NY)

Rapini is also known as broccoli rabe. The best way to cook rapini is to chop it up, separate the buds from the rest, drop the stems and leaves into boiling salted water for a few minutes, then add the buds for a quick cook. Drain and toss with garlic and oil. More info

Recipes Ideas:
Rapini and Tomato Wine Sauce Fusilli
Garlic Rapini
4 Healthy Rapini Recipes
How to Make the Perfect Rapini

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

Frozen Green Beans

frozen green beans 2From: Markristo Farm (Certified Organic in Hillsdale, NY)

Simmer with tomatoes, minced garlic, onions, olive oil, salt and pepper. Or, go simple with lemon, garlic and butter. Can’t use them all at once…close the opening as tight as you can and put them back in the freezer. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Fabulous Frozen Green Beans
Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries
Garlic Lemon Green Beans
Szechuan Green Beans

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

  • Rome Apples: Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)
  • Tarocco Blood Oranges: Rising C Ranches (Conventional in Orosi, CA)
  • Stem & Leaf Gold Nugget Mandarins: Rising C Ranches (Conventional in Orosi, CA)
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: [East NY / West CT / North NJ] Focaccia from Bread Alone (Kingston, NY);
    [Syracuse / North NY] Country White from Mr. Rick’s Bakery (Watertown, NY)
  • Salad Mix: Heirloom Mix from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown in New York, NY)
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Cheese: Mozzarella from R&G Cheesemakers (Troy, NY)
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic in Chazy, NY)
  • Pasta: Small Shells from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic in Coxsackie, NY)
  • Fruit: Pink Lady Apples from Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)
  • Herb & Allium: Rosemary Plant from Markristo Farm (Certified Organic in Hillsdale, 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.

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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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