In Your Bag: Week of October 21st

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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:

  • Acorn Squash
  • White Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Koru Apples
  • Spinach
  • Leeks
  • Carrots
  • Red Chard

Small and Single Bags Include:

  • Acorn Squash
  • White Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Koru Apples
  • Spinach
  • Leeks
  • Carrots

Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Leeks
  • Orange Carrots
  • Red Chard


Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Jonagold Apples: Fix Brothers Fruit Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)
  • Fall Fiesta Pluots: Product of USA (Conventional)
  • Black Mission Figs: Product of USA (Conventional)
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

Additional Subscriptions

  • Bread: [East NY / West CT / North NJ] Seeded Sourdough Rye from Bread Alone (Kingston, NY);
    [Syracuse / North NY] Focaccia from Bread Alone (Kingston, NY)
  • Salad Mix: Spice Blend from Radicle Farm (Organically Grown in New York, NY)
  • Yogurt: Plain Yogurt from North Country Creamery (Organically Grown in Keeseville, NY)
  • Cheese: Asiago Artichoke Spinach from Worldling’s Pleasure (Watervliet, NY)
  • Eggs: One Dozen from Latremore Farm (Certified Organic in Chazy, NY)
  • Pasta: Beet Fusilli from Sfoglini Pasta (Certified Organic in Coxsackie, NY)
  • Fruit: Piñata Apples from Fix Brothers Fruit Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)
  • Herb & Allium: Cilantro and Thyme from Letterbox Collective (Organically Grown in Hudson, NY)

Acorn Squashacorn squash

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

To bake an Acorn Squash, cut it in half lengthwise, scoop out the center, place in baking dish with 1/2 inch of water, drop in some butter and brown sugar and/or maple syrup, then bake for an hour at 400 degrees.

Recipe Ideas:
Acorn Squash with Chard and White Beans
Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash
Acorn Squash Soup

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

White Potatoeswhite-potatoes

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

Potatoes are back in with nutritional experts! Check out this article from NPR. Taters have fiber, B6, and vitamin C! More info

Recipe Ideas:
6 Minute Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
Creamy Potato Salad with Lemon

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 3 lbs
Standard: 2.25 lbs
Small: 2 lbs
Single: 1.25 lbs
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Koru Appleskoru-apple

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

They are on the large side, with an orange-red color over a yellow background. They are sweet, juicy, and crunchy, like many of the newest apple varieties. The taste is complexly sweet, with subtle tartness and notes of honey, orange juice, spice, and vanilla. More info

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

Red Swiss Chardred-swiss-chard

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

Cooked chard is a great stand-in for spinach. The stems can be steamed or grilled like asparagus. While Swiss Chard is naturally bitter, cooking mellows the flavor. Unless the stems are tender, remove them and just prepare the leaves. You can prepare chard in a jiffy by sautéing it in olive oil with some garlic—toss in some chili for a little zip. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Swiss Chard with Olives and Lemon
Asian Style Swiss Chard
Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella and Swiss Chard Wraps
Garlicky Sautéed Swiss Chard

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

Carrotscarrots

From: Juniper Hill Farm (Certified Organic in Wadhams, NY) or Honey Dog Farm (Organically Grown in Hillsdale)

A colorful, versatile standard. Roasted, steamed, marinated, or raw, you can’t go wrong with some orange on your plate. Try carrots a new way this week—maybe pureed in this delicious and easy Carrot Ginger Curry Soup pre-tested on fussy kids. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Roasted Balsamic Carrots
Sesame Carrot Salad
Butter Roasted Carrots with Thyme
Simple Carrot Soup
Baked Carrot Oven Fries

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 2.75 lbs
Standard: 2 lbs
Small: 1.65 lbs
Single: 1.25 lbs
Carb-Conscious: 1.6 lbs

Spinachspinach

From: Markristo Farm (Certified Organic in Hillsdale, 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: 2 bunches
Standard: 2 bunches
Small: 1 bunch
Single: 1 bunch
Carb-Conscious: 1 bunch

Leeks

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

A member of the lily family with a mild, slightly sweet onion taste. Think giant scallion. Our guilty pleasure is leeks baked in cream—trim the leeks and slice the white parts in half lengthwise, then rinse and arrange on a baking dish, cut side up. Mix 2 cups of heavy cream with a pinch of Dijon mustard and pepper, then pour over the leeks. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and bake 30-45 minutes or until leeks are tender and the top golden. More info

Recipes Ideas:
Baked Penne with Cheddar and Leeks
Potato Leek Soup
Sautéed Leek Greens
Buttered Leeks and Radishes

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

CeleryCelery

From: Barber’s Farm (Organically Grown in Middleburgh, 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: 1
Standard: 1
Small: 1
Single: 1
Carb-Conscious: 1


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

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