In Your Bag: Week of October 28th

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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:

  • Fennel
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Pea Shoots
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Purple Top Turnips
  • Mutsu Apples
  • Broccoli

Small and Single Bags Include:

  • Fennel
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Pea Shoots
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Purple Top Turnips
  • Mutsu Apples

Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

  • Fennel
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Pea Shoots
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Broccoli

Mixed Fruit Bags

  • Jonagold Apples: Fix Brothers Fruit Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)
  • Oranges: Bernard Ranches (Organically Grown in Riverside, CA)
  • Ruby Grapefruit: Bernard Ranches (Organically Grown in Riverside, CA)
  • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

Additional Subscriptions

Pea Shootspea-shoots

From: Letterbox Farm (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: 0.5 lbs
Standard: 0.5 lbs
Small: 0.42 lbs
Single: 0.25 lbs
Carb-Conscious: 0.25 lbs

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: 1 bulb
Standard: 1 bulb
Small: 1 bulb
Single: 1 bulb
Carb-Conscious: 1 bulb

Shiitake Mushrooms

From: Kennett Square (Integrated Pest Management in NJ)

If you eat miso soup, you should be familiar with Shiitake mushrooms. Most people don’t eat the stems of these, so we suggest using them for stock instead.

Recipe Ideas:
Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms
Fettuccine with Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake and Green Bean Stir-Fry

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 0.6 lbs
Standard: 0.5 lbs
Small: 0.45 lbs
Single: 0.25 lbs
Carb-Conscious: 0.45 lbs

Romaine Lettuceromaine

From: Farm at Miller’s Crossing (Certified Organic in Claverack, 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:
Family: 2 heads
Standard: 1 head
Small: 1 head
Single: 1 head
Carb-Conscious: 1 head

Mutsu Applesmutsu crispin apple

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

The perfect baking apple. The Mutsu apple was developed in Japan in the 1930’s, where it was coined the Million Dollar Apple. Sumo wrestler-size apples! More info

Recipe Ideas:
Old-fashioned Apple Crisp
Apple Pie
Apple Turnovers
Apple Pancakes

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 3 lbs
Standard: 2.25 lbs
Small: 1.6 lbs
Single: 1 lb
Carb-Conscious: Not Included

Purple Top Turnips

From: Holmquest Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)

Totally underrated root vegetables. Raw turnips are a very good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, and Manganese. These need to be peeled. Try roasting: cut turnips into wedges, then toss with fresh ginger, canola oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle with honey and roast at 400° F until tender. More info

Recipe Ideas:
Smashed Turnips with Horseradish
Buttered Turnip Puree
Simple Simmered Purple Top Turnips

How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
Family: 1.5 lbs
Standard: 1.5 lbs
Small: 1.1 lbs
Single: 1.1 lbs
Carb-Conscious: Not Included


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: 1.5 lbs
Standard: 1.4 lbs
Small: Not Included
Single: Not Included
Carb-Conscious: 1.2 lbs



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.


  • 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.


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  • Items are subject to change depending on weather and farm availability, and may not look exactly like the items pictured above.
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