In Your Bag: Week of October 7th

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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, Standard, Small, and Single Bags Include:

  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • Honeynut Squash
  • Japanese Turnips
  • Crimson Crisp Apples
  • Spinach
  • Green Curly Kale
  • Brussels Sprouts

Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • Japanese Turnips
  • Spinach
  • Green Curly Kale
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli Rabe


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Crimson Crisp Apples: Fix Brothers Fruit Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)
  • Oranges: Bernard Ranches (Organically Grown in Riverside, CA)
  • Concord Grapes: Tousey Vineyard (Family Farm in Claverack, NY)
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: [East NY / West CT / North NJ] Cinnamon Twist from Bread Alone (Kingston, NY);
    [Syracuse / North NY] Whole Spelt from Bread Alone (Kingston, 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: Basil Pesto Chèvre from Goats and Gourmets (Westerlo, NY)
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic in Chazy, NY)
  • Pasta: Sriracha Fusilli from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic in Coxsackie, NY)
  • Fruit: Concord Grapes from Tousey Vineyard (Family Farm in Claverack, NY)
  • Herb & Allium: Dill from Ironwood Farm (Certified Organic in Ghent, NY) and Garlic from Holmquest Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)

Cremini Mushrooms

crimini mushrooms

From: Kennett Square (Integrated Pest Management in NJ)

Creminis 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. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Mushrooms with Shallots
Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.8 lbs
Standard: 0.7 lbs
Small: 0.55 lbs
Single: 0.5 lbs
Carb-Conscious: 0.65 lbs

Honeynut Squash

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

Pretty much a mini-Butternut, so it’s compact in size and also super concentrated in sweetness. Fantastic roasted to bring out the sweetness, or in soups and purees. The Honeynut is a Tiny Squash with a Big History! More info

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Honeynut Squash
Savory Stuffed Honeynut
Roasted Honeynut with Zaatar and Molasses
25 Butternut (or Honeynut) Recipes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 5
Standard: 4
Small: 3
Single: 2
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Japanese Turnips

Japanese Hakurei Turnips

From: Farm at Miller’s Crossing (Certified Organic in Hudson, NY)

These mild and sweet turnips (aka Hakurei Turnips) don’t need to be peeled—just give them a good wash. You can cook these or eat them raw. We suggest shredding them and adding to a salad. You can prepare the turnip greens as you would kale or mustard greens. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Glazed Hakurei Turnips
Sauteed Hakurei Turnips and Braised Greens

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

Crimson Crisp Apples

From: Fix Brothers Fruit Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)

Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The Crimson Crisp, as its name implies, is a very crisp and juicy apple. It’s perfect for desserts!

Recipes Ideas:
Old-fashioned Apple Crisp
Apple Pie Cheat with store bought crust (one for the bottom and one for the top), and no one will be the wiser.
Apple Turnovers

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.5 lbs
Standard: 2.5 lbs
Small: 1.5 lbs
Single: 1.25 lbs
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Spinach

Pile of baby 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 add splash of 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:
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Spinach with Nutmeg and Lemon
Garlic Sautéed Spinach
Perfect Spinach Salad

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.7 lbs
Standard: 0.7 lbs
Small: 0.45 lbs
Single: 0.3 lbs
Carb-Conscious: 0.35 lbs

Green Curly Kale

From: Ironwood Farm (Certified Organic in Ghent, 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 Prep Kale
Kale-Romaine Caesar Salad
Lemony Kale Salad
Grilled Kale
Kale Chips

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

Brussels Sprouts

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

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, either way they’re fantastically healthy. Can’t get your kids to commit? Try sautéing with bacon and raisins or topping with parmesan cheese to upgrade the taste. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Crispy Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Garlic Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts
Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Butter and Chives

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1 lb
Standard: 1 lb
Small: 0.8 lbs
Single: 0.75 lbs
Carb-Conscious: 0.5 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: Not Included
Standard: Not Included
Small: Not Included
Single: Not Included
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

4 Comments on “In Your Bag: Week of October 7th”

  1. In the last few deliveries I have been disappointed in the quality of some of your produce. 3 weeks ago the corn I got had been several days too long on the stalk ( way beyond prime) as well as too many days off the stalk; it was awful. 2 weeks ago, the french breakfast radishes had been too long in the ground. They were woody and fibrous; since radishes keep better than corn, I see no excuse for such poor quality (and I had also purchased the same variety from a farmstand; the contrast in quality was stark). This past week: I immediately made jelly from the concord grapes but had to discard at least 1/3. Again, the problem was overripe fruit left on the vine too long or picked too far ahead of delivery. Needless to say, I am disappointed in your quality control and will give you a few more weeks before deciding whether to continue or not.

    1. Hello Janet! We’re so sorry about the quality of product you’ve recently received. This is quite unfortunate, and have passed along your concern and experience to Customer Service. They will be reaching out to you. We hope the jam came out fantastic!

      Please reach out to info@field-goods.com with any questions or comments in the future. That’s the quickest way to get a response.

  2. The corn I received has been super sweet the last few times, even when I wait a week to eat it. This week the red peppers were so sweet and juicy. Best I’ve had.

    1. Hello Ellen! We’re very happy to hear that. Weren’t the peppers just so delicious? Thanks for your feedback!

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