In Your Bag: Week of September 30th

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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!

Fruit & Vegetable Bags

Family and Standard Bags Include:

  • Purple Viking Potatoes
  • Concord Grapes
  • Fennel
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli Rabe

Small and Single Bags Include:

  • Purple Viking Potatoes
  • Concord Grapes
  • Fennel
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Baby Bok Choy

Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

  • Fennel
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Baby Bok Choy


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Honeycrisp Apples: Fix Brothers Fruit Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)
  • Tiger Figs: Product of USA (Conventional)
  • Concord Grapes: Tousey Vineyard (Family Farm in Claverack, NY)
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

Additional Subscriptions


Purple Viking Potatoes

From: Skymeadow Farms (Certified Organic in Purchase, NY)

Purple Viking Potatoes have a striking appearance and deliciousness. Their skin is deep purple with pink splashes and inside is bright white. They have a creamy texture when cooked. They are great for flaky baked potatoes or smooth mashed potatoes.  More info

Recipe Ideas:
Purple Potato Salad
Purple Potatoes with Caramelized Onions
Purple Potatoes Pizza

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.7 lbs
Standard: 2.45 lbs
Small: 1.35 lbs
Single: 0.95 lbs
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Concord Grapes

From: Tousey Vineyard (Family Farm in Claverack, NY)

Just eat them with the seeds! These are too delicious to fuss around with. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Concord Grape Jam
Concord Grape Sorbet

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 quart
Standard: 1 quart
Small: 1 quart
Single: 1 pint
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Fennel
Close-up of fennel

From: Barber’s Farm (Organically Grown in Middleburgh, NY)

Similar in flavor to anise, fennel is crunchy and slightly sweet. It’s popular in Mediterranean cuisine, though often associated with Italian and Indian cooking. Fennel is one of the three main herbs used in the preparation of absinthe… what fun! Cook it or eat it raw. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Fennel, Celery & Pomegranate Salad
Roasted Fennel w/ Parmesan
Shaved Celery and Fennel Salad
Roasted Squash, Fennel and Beets
Fennel and Potato Gratin

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

Red Bell PeppersRed Bell Pepper

From: Barber’s Farm (Organically Grown in Middleburgh, NY)

A cup of sliced raw bell pepper, especially red, has 150% of your daily value Vitamin C. Talk about nutritious!

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

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 4
Standard: 3
Small: 2
Single: 2
Carb-Conscious: 3

Broccoli

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

A staple that can easily be played up. For a quick dish, sauté with soy sauce, oil, garlic and almonds. We like roasting broccoli with a few chiles and a bit of lemon…yum. Store unwashed broccoli in a bag. You should keep it dry. More info

Recipes Ideas:
How to Cook Broccoli
Roast Broccoli with Lemon
Broccoli with Parmesan Sauce
Sautéed Asian Broccoli
Broccoli Olive Pasta

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2 lbs
Standard: 2 lbs
Small: 1.5 lbs
Single: 1 lb
Carb-Conscious: 2.15 lbs

Broccoli Rabe
rabe

From: Ironwood Farm (Certified Organic in Ghent, NY)

To prepare: trim the stems, toss with garlic & olive oil, add a splash of liquid, and sauté for a few minutes (you do not need to peel the stems). Toss with pasta and some good Parmesan cheese, or with rice and soy sauce. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Broccoli Rabe and Caramelized Onions
Grilled Broccoli Rabe
Broccoli Rabe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe

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

Baby Bok Choy

From: Ironwood Farm (Certified Organic in Ghent, NY) or Markristo Farm (Certified Organic in Hillsdale, NY)

Bok Choy can be eaten raw, roasted, boiled, steamed, stir-fried, microwaved, or deep-fried. The entire head can be eaten. To prepare, separate the leaves from the stalks, then rinse well and drain. Shred or cut across the leaves and cut the stalks into small slices along the diagonal. Great with a bit of garlic, ginger or soy sauce. Remember—you can eat the stalks raw, too! More info

Recipe Ideas:
Stir-Fried Udon Noodles with Bok Choy
Ginger-Sesame Bok Choy
Wilted Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Cashews

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


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.

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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 September 30th”

  1. Good afternoon.

    I’m sorry to be sending this note, but the condition of the grapes in this week’s order were fair to poor. I threw many anyway because they were moldy, smashed, or aged out.

    Disappointing.

    1. Hello Nancy! We’re so sorry about the condition of the grapes you received. We’ve passed along your experience to Customer Service and they will be reaching out. Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any questions or comments. That’s the quickest way to get a response.

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