Why We Love Our Field Gooders

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viola plant 2

audrey bagsYou inspire us to do better. You told us to cut back on the plastic bags. So, we revamped how we pack to use paper liners and more paper bags. Audrey sent her paper bags back asking if we can use them for her next order. We can’t because of food safety requirements, but we have an idea! Let’s replace more plastic bags with biodegradable bags, then compost the biodegradable bags and the paper bags. We’d need to charge a small fee. Please take this quick survey to let us know if you are game.

You participate. One of the great joys is working with small food entrepreneurs to create new products. When you email or comment on our blog about what you like or don’t like, we can help them improve their products.

Agathi commentsYou commit, so we can. If you purchase a curated fruit & veggie bag, you’re making a difference for our farmers. We can confidently ask them to grow specific crops for you, especially heirloom varieties that may not have a market elsewhere. Now, not everyone orders the fruit & vegetable bags and for different reasons. You’re busy and you hate to waste food you’re not going to eat.

In Your Bag: Week of April 15th

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Here’s what you can expect to find in Field Goods fruit and vegetable bags this week. At-a-glance list is below, scroll for more details!

At-a-Glance:

  • Rutabaga
  • Carrots
  • Shredded Daikon
  • Apple Cider
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Crimini Mushrooms
  • ALL Fruit and Vegetable Bags will receive a FREE viola plant!

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The Offspring of Invention

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agbotics greenhouse guy

Peppery and crisp Agbotics baby radish shoots are the offspring of invention. Agbotics is located in the itty-bitty town of Sackets Harbor on the banks of Lake Ontario way up where it is cold and the wind does blow and it snows and snows. Oh! How it snows. Imagine that setting and three young friends – an engineer, a farm-kid & mechanical whiz, and an agriculture entrepreneur – concocting a plan to grow organic greens year-round in Sackets Harbor. Since Mother Nature wasn’t going to add any “sweat equity” to the venture, they would have to rely on their ingenuity and technology. 

What John Gaus, Cody Morse, and Kevin Richardson came up with is an “advanced controlled-environment soil greenhouse using data-driven automation.” In English, this means year-round greens grown in rich soil without the stresses of the weather. In the words of Kevin Richardson, the entrepreneur and salesman of the gang, “our soil doesn’t need to be treated and so imparts a unique flavor and aroma to our greens.” In the words of Chef Michael Anthony from Gramercy Tavern, “The exceptional regularity in pristine quality and bursting-with-flavor, petite sized beets and radishes find many practical outlets on our menus at Gramercy Tavern.”

So, get your fancy on and spice-up your salads, sandwiches, pastas, and – well – pretty much anything else with baby radish shoots.

Cauliflower Rice with Spinach with Wine

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cauliflower rice spinach

Or try this wine-less recipe variation from Que Rica Vida.

Serves 4 as a side dish.

Ingredients
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
2 chopped garlic cloves
3 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
6 ounces spinach
12 ounce container of cauliflower rice

Instructions
Simmer broth, wine, garlic, and butter or olive oil for 3 – 4 minutes. Add cauliflower rice and cook for 2 minutes then add spinach. Cover and simmer until spinach is wilted and liquid has evaporated. Toss occasionally. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

In Your Bag: Week of April 8th

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Here’s what you can expect to find in Field Goods fruit and vegetable bags this Tuesday and Wednesday. At-a-glance list is below, scroll for more details!

At-a-Glance:

  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Parsley Plant
  • Red Potatoes
  • Radish Shoots
  • Baby Spinach
  • Frozen Brussels Sprouts (Family, Standard, and Small Bags)

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