In Your Bag: Week of May 20th

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

At-a-Glance:

  • Strawberries
  • Pea Shoots
  • Spinach
  • Crimini Mushrooms
  • Asparagus
  • Parsnips (Family, Standard, & Small Bags)

Strawberries

From: Fifer Orchards (Integrated Pest Management in Camden Wyoming, DE)

Strawberry season is here!!! Wash and enjoy raw, or slice and mix with lemon juice and sugar for a sweet snack. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Strawberries
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Almonds and Cheese
Yogurt Dipped Berries
Strawberries with Lemon and Mint
Strawberry Puree Pancakes

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

Pea Shoots

pea-shoots

From: 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 use instead of basil for an unexpected pesto. More info

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

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.45 lbs
Standard: 0.27 lbs
Small: 0.3 lbs
Single: 0.21 lbs

Spinach

From: Hepworth Farms (Certified Organic in Milton, 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: 2 bunches
Standard: 2 bunches
Small: 1 bunch
Single: 1 bunch

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: 0.75 lbs
Standard: 0.55 lbs
Small: 0.55 lbs
Single: 0.4 lbs

Asparagus

From: Sheppard Farms (Family Farm 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 bunch
Standard: 1 bunch
Small: 1 bunch
Single: 1 bunch

Parsnips

Parsnip

From: Schoharie Valley Farms (Organically Grown in Schoharie, NY)

One of our customers told us that they just don’t know what to do with parsnips. Peel them like carrots, cut them up and roast in the oven with just a bit of olive oil. TOO EASY. They are sweet and fabulous…promise. Their delicious nutty flavor is also ideal for roasts, stews and soups.

Recipe Ideas:
Creamy Parsnip Soup
Pureed Roasted Parsnips
Parsnip Fries
Creamy Parsnip Mash

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1.8 lbs
Standard: 1.5 lbs
Small: 1.2 lbs
Single: Not Included


Mixed Fruit Bags

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

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: [East NY / West CT / North NJ] Whole Spelt from Bread Alone (Kingston, NY);
    [Syracuse / North NY] Sourdough from Mr. Rick’s Bakery (Watertown, NY)
  • Salad Mix: Spring Mix from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown in New York, NY)
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Cheese: Triple Cream Nimbus from Chaseholm Farm Creamery (Organically Grown in Pine Plains, NY)
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic in Chazy, NY)
  • Pasta: Spelt Fusilli from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic in Coxsackie, NY)
  • Fruit: Rhubarb from Eagle Road Farm (Certified Organic in NJ)
  • Herb & Allium: Scallions and Chervil from Letterbox Collective (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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    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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