In Your Bag: Week of July 15th

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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!

Family, Standard, Small, and Single Bags Include:

  • Tart Cherries
  • Sweet Corn
  • Fresh Summer Garlic
  • Japanese Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Celery

Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

  • Japanese Eggplant
  • Green Beans
  • Celery
  • Red & Green Kale
  • Romaine Lettuce


Celery

CeleryFrom: Barber’s Farm (Organically Grown in Middleburg, NY)

Celery grown by small farms isn’t the same thing as the stuff of grocery stores. Grill, marinate, braise, broil, stir-fry, or make into a soup. We love celery noodles! Use a vegetable peeler or paring knife to shave celery into thin strips, then steam sauté. To steam sauté, throw just-washed veggies into a hot pan, crank the heat, lid, and let the water wilt the veggies a little. After 3 minutes, de-lid, stir, then sauté as normal. Add tomato sauce and Parmesan. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Celery Stir-Fry
Hearty Celery Minestrone Soup
Pasta with Celery and Lemon
Celery Mint Salad
Recipes that feature celery!

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2
Standard: 1
Small: 1
Single: 1
Carb-Conscious: 1

Sour Cherries

sweet cherryFrom: Bittner-Singer Orchards (Family Farm in Appleton, NY)

Usually cooked and sweetened, or often marinated in liquor… pit, drop in a jar with vodka, wait a few weeks (or as long as you can) then eat, drink, and be merry. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Cherry Sorbet
Sour Cherry Clafoutis– This is a gold mine for those that have no patience for crusts and time-consuming desserts.
Hungarian Sour Cherry Soup
20 Cherry Recipes for Dessert, Dinner, and More

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1.25 lbs
Standard: 1.25 lbs
Small: 1.2 lbs
Single: 0.9 lbs
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Japanese Eggplant

Japanese-eggplantFrom: Stoneledge Farm (Certified Organic in Cairo, NY)

Japanese eggplant is a long, slim type with thin skin, minimal seeds, and a delicate flavor. The specific variety that was grown for us by Stoneledge Farm is called Orient Express, which is renowned for being one of the most dependable Japanese eggplants. Tender and quick cooking, Japanese eggplant is a great starter eggplant. This fruit (did you know eggplant is a botanical fruit?) is one of the best eggplant varieties for grilling. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Eggplant Slices Dipped in Egg
How To Cook a Small White Eggplant
Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Stacks
11 Easy Eggplant Recipes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 3
Standard: 2
Small: 2
Single: 1
Carb-Conscious: 3

Green Beans

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

These cook in under 10 minutes. Add lemon, garlic and butter. Easy. Do not wash until ready to use. You can freeze green beans—blanch for 3 minutes, plunge in cold water for 3 minutes, drain, drop in a plastic bag and in the freezer they go. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Garlic Lemon Green Beans
Braised Green Beans and Summer Vegetables
Herbed Green Beans with Feta
Summer Green Bean Salad

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1.25 lbs
Standard: 1.25 lbs
Small: 1 lb
Single: 0.7 lbs
Carb-Conscious: 1.4 lbs

Fresh Summer Garlic

summer garlic

From: Holmquest Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Hudson, NY)

According to the New York Times, garlic has been known for its therapeutic benefits since ancient times. Studies have linked it to lower cholesterol, serum triglyceride, and blood pressure levels. Sulfur-containing compounds including allicin give garlic its pungency, along with high levels of vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese and selenium, which seem to be responsible for garlic’s beneficial cardiovascular effects. Allicin is a powerful antibacterial and antiviral agent. You can freeze whole bulbs of garlic and individual cloves, which ends up making the cloves much easier to peel. One of our favorites is roasted garlic, which subdues its intensity to soften and bring out its sweetness!

Recipe Ideas:
How to Roast Garlic
Garlic Broth
44-Clove Garlic Soup with Parmesan Cheese
Chicken with Cloves of Garlic

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2 heads
Standard: 2 heads
Small: 1 head
Single: 1 head
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Sweet Corn

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

We love fresh summer corn right off the grill or tossed in a salad. For a super easy, fresh summer salad, toss with diced cucumbers and tomatoes, then drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Add red onion or garlic and an herb like basil or mint. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Garlic Corn on the Cob
Roasted Summer Corn Salad
Grilled Corn with Cheese and Lime
Mexican Street Corn

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 7
Standard: 7
Small: 4
Single: 2
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Mixed Kale

red-russian-kaleFrom: Markristo Farm (Certified Organic in Hillsdale, NY)

Easy to cook and incredibly healthy. For a quick dish, cook kale for a minute in a pot of boiling water. Drain, squeeze out excess water, and sauté with olive oil and garlic for just a couple minutes. Remember to try kale chips if you haven’t yet! More info

Recipe Ideas:
How to Kale
Kale Caesar Slaw
Lemony Kale Salad
Grilled Kale
Kale Chips

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Only Included in Carb-Conscious: 1 bunch

Romaine Lettuce

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

Romaine is a variety of lettuce grows in a tall head of sturdy dark green leaves with firm ribs down their centers. Unlike most lettuces, it is tolerant of heat, which is why field grown it is available longer into the summer than other varieties.

Recipe Ideas:
Classic Caesar Salad
Grilled Romaine Lettuce
5 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides Salads and Sandwiches

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Only Included in Carb-Conscious: 1 head


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Rome Apples: Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)
  • Blood Oranges: Rising C Ranches (Conventional in Orosi, CA)
  • Kiwi: Product of Chile (Conventional)
  • 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: Autumn Greens from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown in New York, NY)
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Cheese: Cheddar from Palatine Valley Dairy (Nelliston, NY)
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic in Chazy, NY)
  • Pasta: Whole Grain Spaccatelli from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic in Coxsackie, NY)
  • Fruit: SWEET CHERRIES! from Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)
  • Herb & Allium: Parsley And Savory 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

5 Comments on “In Your Bag: Week of July 15th”

  1. I am about ready to cancel my Field Good subscription. The old website was so easy to use. I have read faq’s and emailed you. I no longer find where I can put the subscription on hold so I can pick the items I want from the list of available items.
    VERY frustrated!!!

    1. I agree completely with the above – just know I’ll be getting a bag this week that I don’t want because I can’t figure out to change it.

    2. When you sign in, click on the shopping bag in the top right corner. That should take you to your order. The “Skip This Week” check box is there.
      Is that what you are looking for?

    1. Hi Paula, Angela, and Mary! We’ve learned that any change-up can be confusing and we’re very sorry to hear about your frustration. We understand that the new layout is a big change, and the reason we introduced this format was to make the experience much more user friendly. In addition to what Mari suggested (thanks!) about the function to Skip This Week on the Basket page, which is the old Hold This Week with a different title, you can also completely Remove your recurring items on that very same page. Additionally, we still have the Manage Recurring Items page which is solely dedicated to recurring items. You can remove, change frequency, update quantity, and place holds on your recurring items from the Manage Recurring Items page. Please reach out to info@field-goods.com if you ever have questions or concerns!

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