In Your Bag: Week of June 1st

Donna WilliamsMay 29, 2020

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, and Small Bags Include:

  • Pea Shoots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Spinach
  • Butter Crunch Lettuce
  • Fuji Apples

Single Bags Include:

  • Pea Shoots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Butter Crunch Lettuce
  • Fuji Apples

    Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

    • Pea Shoots
    • Hakurei Turnips
    • Spinach
    • Butter Crunch Lettuce

    Mixed Fruit Bags

    • Golden Delicious Apples: Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)
    • Oranges: First Fruits Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Freeland, MD)
    • Bartlett Pears: First Fruits Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Freeland, MD)
    • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

     


    Pea Shoots

    pea-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: 0.50 lbs
    Standard: 0.45 lbs
    Small: 0.37 lbs
    Single: 0.40 lbs
    Carb-Conscious: 0.46 lbs

     

    Sweet Potatoes

    fingerling sweet potatoes

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

    Put some sweetness on your plate this week. Just bake and enjoy with butter and salt. Health.com has a great list of 25 Healthy Fingerling Sweet Potato Recipes! Also, burritos are a great way to hide vegetables that your kids won’t normally touch—trust us, we sneak vegetables into lots of things. More info

    Recipe Ideas:
    Twice Baked Fingerling Sweet Potatoes
    Honey Roasted Fingerling Sweet Potatoes
    Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
    Fingerling Sweet Potato Burritos

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 2.5 lbs
    Standard: 2 lbs
    Small: 1.5 lbs
    Single: 1 lb
    Carb-Conscious: Not Included

     




    Hakurei Turnips

    Japanese Hakurei Turnips

    From: Migliorelli Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Red Hook, 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: 1 bunch
    Standard: 1 bunch
    Small: 1 bunch
    Single: Not Included
    Carb-Conscious: 1 bunch


    Spinach

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

    Spinach is best when eaten raw or lightly braised. To braise, toss with hot oil and garlic for a few minutes and then addof 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:
    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


    Fuji Apples

    From: Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)

    Sweet and crisp, these apples will disappear quickly from your refrigerator. Slice thinly and toss in a salad. More info

    Recipe Ideas:
    Apple Pie
    Apple Turnovers
    Apple Pancakes

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 2 lbs
    Standard: 2 lbs
    Small: 1.5 lbs
    Single: 1.25 lbs
    Carb-Conscious: Not Included


    Butter Crunch Lettuce

    butterhead lettuce

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

    Lettuce is a great way to put fresh salads on your table, and as often as you can. In addition to other prepped vegetables, for a more filling and flavorful boost add roasted nuts, dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds, shaved parmesan, chickpeas, etc.

    Recipe Ideas:
    50 Salad Dressing Recipes
    5 Ways to Use Lettuce Besides Salads and Sandwiches
    Butterhead Lettuce with Mustard Vinaigrette

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

     


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    • Wednesday delivery = Sunday 11:59 pm
    • Thursday delivery = Monday 11:59 pm
    • Friday delivery = Tuesday 11:59 pm
    • Saturday delivery = Wednesday 11:59pm
    REFERRAL PROGRAMS: 
    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.