Cooking Collards: The Controversy

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We can all agree that nothing beats some well seasoned collard greens. Packed with antioxidants, calcium, and cholesterol reducing properties, this side dish serves up some feel good bites. But what we can’t seem to agree on is cook time.  

Some people claim that collards should only take 15-18 minutes, while others firmly believe good collards should take an entire afternoon. Well, we’re here to set the record straight that this week’s collard greens from Hepworth Farms should only take a maximum of twenty minutes. Because these greens are FROZEN! Frozen collards need less prepping than fresh greens, making this a quick and easy fix. Set them in a pot to simmer with butter, olive oil, and sriracha. Or saute them up with some broth and seasoning on a stove top. Your options are endless, but always savory!

If you’re looking for a simple collard greens recipe then try making these Tasty Frozen Collard Greens. And if you’re looking for even more green in your life: add in one or a few of our other specialty greens to get you through this last bit of winter.

In Your Bag: Week of February 10th

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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 Bags Include:

  • Red Beets
  • Red Cipollini Onions
  • Red Cabbage
  • Red & Green Lettuce
  • AmaRosa Potatoes
  • Frozen Tomato Puree
  • Frozen Strawberries

Small Bags Include:

  • Red Beets
  • Red Cipollini Onions
  • Red Cabbage
  • AmaRosa Potatoes
  • Frozen Tomato Puree
  • Frozen Strawberries

Single Bags Include:

  • Red Beets
  • Red Cipollini Onions
  • Red Cabbage
  • Frozen Tomato Puree
  • Frozen Strawberries

Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

  • Red Cipollini Onions
  • Red Cabbage
  • Red & Green Lettuce
  • Autumn Mix
  • Frozen Tomato Puree

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Official Valentine’s Day Veggie

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We are voting hands-down for the beet to be the official Valentine’s Day veggie. As a contender for this honor (which we invented), beets have it all. They are red, heart-healthy, sweet, and turn everything they touch pink. But most importantly, they give Cupid a run for his money in the love department. Beets were considered an aphrodisiac by the amorous Ancient Romans, wisely so because beets contain amino acids and minerals that increase the level of sex hormones and feelings of happiness.

Toss the box of chocolates out the window. Give your love a box of beets.

More reds are coming for a fully red spread: frozen tomato puree, frozen strawberries, pleasingly pink Amarosa potatoes, striking red cabbage, precious red cipollini onions, and festive red and green head lettuce.

In Your Bag: Week of February 3rd

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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 Bags Include:

  • Fuji Apples
  • Pea Greens
  • Curly Kale
  • Butterhead Lettuce
  • Frozen Sweet Corn
  • Frozen Summer Squash & Zucchini

Single Bags Include:

  • Fuji Apples
  • Pea Greens
  • Curly Kale
  • Frozen Sweet Corn
  • Frozen Summer Squash & Zucchini

Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

  • Pea Greens
  • Curly Kale
  • Butterhead Lettuce
  • Heirloom Salad Mix
  • Frozen Summer Squash & Zucchini

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It’s So Sweet Corn

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This week’s frozen sweet corn, like all our frozen produce, is harvested during the growing season from our farms and then travels close by to The Farm Bridge in Kingston, NY for their special flash freezing process. The Farm Bridge uses Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) technology to ensure we get the highest quality frozen product. IQF involves tossing prepped veggies on a conveyor belt and passing them through the freezer.

Because each individual piece of produce — each floret of broccoli or kernel of corn — is frozen on its own, there is never a big ice block of produce. That means thawing is quick and easy! Unlike other frozen produce, there isn’t the excess moisture that diminishes texture and flavor.

The handy boil-in-the-bag pouch means you can drop the bag o’ sweet corn in boiling water for 10 minutes, and then empty into a bowl and add butter…just like summer. We figured it wouldn’t hurt to also give you some inspirational sweet corn recipe suggestions…

Corn, Bacon, and Parmesan Pasta (pictured above)
Creamed Corn with Jalapeños
Mexican Street Corn Croquettes
Sweet Miso Corn Cakes with Basil Parsley Pesto (more ambitious to make)