In Your Bag: Week of May 6th – Tuesday and Wednesday

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

At-a-Glance:

  • Asparagus
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Frozen Organic Kale
  • Frozen Diced Peppers (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

Recipes 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: 0.75 lbs

Spinach

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

Spinach is best when eaten raw or lightly braised. To braise, toss with hot oil and garlic for a few minutes and then addof 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: 0.65 lbs
Standard: 0.50 lbs
Small: 0.35 lbs
Single: 0.35 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: 1.60 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 Kale

frozen kale

From: Stoneledge Farm (Certified Organic in Cairo, NY)

Not just for soup! Thaw in a big bowl of warm water (you can place this for a few minutes in the microwave), then drain and press using paper towels to remove excess moisture. After, try lightly steaming or sautéing (with garlic, of course) and then chopping. The taste is mmm mmm good, and we still have some left in the freezer for unexpected company! More info

Recipe Ideas:
Blueberry Kale Smoothie
Portuguese Kale Soup
Kale with Peppers and Onions

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

Frozen Diced Peppers

Frozen-Diced-Bell-Peppers

From: Hepworth Farms (Certified Organic in Milton, NY)

Making life easy, they’re diced for you! A fabulous mix of green, red, and orange diced peppers ready to go. A cup of sliced raw bell pepper, especially red, has 150% of your daily value Vitamin C. Talk about nutritious! Just thaw them out (rinse under warm water, or leave in the fridge), and you’re ready to make any of these amazingly tasty dishes. We love to stir-fry them, because it’s an easy and fast way to create a warm and hearty dish! More info

Recipe Ideas:
Stuffed Pepper Soup
Quick Beef Stir-Fry with Bell Peppers

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: 

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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

2 Comments on “In Your Bag: Week of May 6th – Tuesday and Wednesday”

    1. Hi Mort! We don’t have apple cider from Migliorelli Farm this week, but stay tuned for more soon.

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