In Your Bag: Week of May 6th – Thursday and Friday

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

At-a-Glance:

  • Asparagus
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Baby Beet Greens
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Frozen Diced Butternut
  • Frozen Spinach (Family, Standard, & Small Bags)

Asparagus

From: Sheppard Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Cedarville, NJ)

Wonder what it means to “snap the woody ends” of asparagus? While the tip and upper portion of asparagus are tender, the stalks become increasingly fibrous toward the bottom. To snap the “woody ends”, bend the stalk near the bottom and snap in two. If it is difficult to snap, move up the stalk until you find the natural break between the tender and tough portions. Save the woody ends for stock. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Asparagus and Lemon Risotto
Asparagus Tapenade
Basic Roasted Asparagus
Slow Butter-Braised Asparagus
Asparagus Pesto

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1.5 lbs
Standard: 1 lb
Small: 1 lb
Single: 0.5 lbs

Baby Beet Greens

baby beet greens

From: Agbotic (Certified Organic in Sackets Harbor, NY)

These young beet greens taste similar to Swiss chard. Boil uncovered until tender (1-2 min.), immerse in cold water, then chop and sauté with garlic just until the leaves are hot. You can also add them to salad.

Recipe Ideas:
Baby Beet Greens with Spicy Mediterranean Dressing
Beet Greens with Bacon
Lemon & Butter Braised Beet Greens

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.45 lbs
Standard: 0.40 lbs
Small: 0.27 lbs
Single: 0.30 lbs

Beefsteak Tomatoes

beefsteak tomato

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

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: 1.75 lbs
Standard: 1.50 lbs
Small: 0.90 lbs
Single: 0.90 lbs

Red Delicious Apples

red delicious apple

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

“These aren’t the same Red Delicious Apples you get in the grocery store from Washington State. Our New York State Red Delicious are great eating apples.” Pete Chero from Yonder Farms. More info

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 5
Standard: 4
Small: 2
Single: 2

Frozen Diced Butternut Squash

From: Czajkowski Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Hadley, MA)

Load up on vitamin A and C, folate, potassium and fiber. Local butternut is delightfully delicious.

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Butternut and Carrots
Maple Diced Butternut Squash
25 of the Best Butternut Recipes

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

Frozen Spinach

frozen-spinach

From: Dusty Lane Farms (Integrated Pest Management in 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: Not Included


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Crispin Apples: Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)
  • White Grapefruit:  Bernard Ranches (Organic in Riverside, CA)
  • Kiwi: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: [East NY / West CT / North NJ] Olive Loaf from Bread Alone (Kingston, NY);
    [Syracuse / North NY] Marble Rye from Mr. Rick’s Bakery (Watertown, NY)
  • Salad Mix: Spinach from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown in New York, NY)
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Cheese: Havarti from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic in Chazy, NY)
  • Pasta: Rye Trumpets from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic in Coxsackie, NY)
  • Fruit: STRAWBERRIES from Fifer Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Camden Wyoming, DE)
  • Herb & Allium: Cilantro and Chive bunches from Letterbox Farm (Organically Grown in Hudson, 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 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
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    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

3 Comments on “In Your Bag: Week of May 6th – Thursday and Friday”

  1. Hi,

    I just wanted to say I applaud your initiative in introducing compostable bags, and am all for recycling and re-purposing. However, myself and other people in my office find that the bags you are using have a very bad odor! They smell like fish or bad meat. I couldn’t wait to get my lettuce out of the bag. Sorry, but is this normal for this type of packaging?

  2. I agree with Jacquie- the new bags smell. At first I thought it was my fiddle heads inside and almost tossed them!

  3. Hello Jacquie and Donna! Thank so much for the stinky bag alert. We haven’t experienced this on our end. You could give us feedback the next time you get the biobags. I am wondering if it was some strange combo of foraged products, mushrooms and greens. Thank you Donna Williams, Founder of Field Goods. Email us at info@field-goods.com or just respond to this post.

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