In Your Bag: Week of May 11th

Donna WilliamsMay 08, 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, & Small Bags Include:

  • Frozen Kale
  • Frozen Sweet Corn
  • Butterhead Lettuce
  • Asparagus
  • Pink Lady Apples
  • Spinach

Single Bags Include:

  • Frozen Kale
  • Frozen Sweet Corn
  • Butterhead Lettuce
  • Pink Lady Apples
  • Spinach

    Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

    • Frozen Kale
    • Butterhead Lettuce
    • Asparagus
    • Spinach

    Mixed Fruit Bags

    • Pink Lady 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)

    Additional Items


     


    Frozen Kale

    From: Hepworth Farms (Certified Organic in Milton, NY)
    Not just for soup! Thaw in a big bowl of warm water (you can place this for a few minutes in the microwave), then drain and press using paper towels to remove excess moisture. After, try lightly steaming or sautéeing (with garlic, of course) and then chopping. The taste is mmm mmm good, and we still have some left in the freezer for unexpected company!

    Recipes Ideas:
    Blueberry Kale Smoothie
    Portuguese Kale Soup
    Sauteed Kale with Peppers and Onions

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 1 10-oz pack
    Standard: 1 10-oz pack
    Small: 1 10-oz pack
    Single: 1 10-oz pack
    Carb-Conscious: 1 10-oz pack


    Frozen Sweet Corn

    From: Altobelli Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Kinderhook, NY)

    Delicious in chili or corn chowder, and for something out of the ordinary just add sautéed garlic and curry. This corn is so sweet that our favorite way to prepare is to boil in the bag and add butter and salt… tastes like it’s right off the cob.

    Recipe Ideas:
    Corn, Bacon, and Parmesan Pasta
    Creamed Corn with Jalapeños
    Mexican Street Corn Croquettes
    Sweet Miso Corn Cakes with Basil Parsley Pesto
    5 Great Ways to Cook with Frozen Corn

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 1 10-oz pack
    Standard: 1 10-oz pack
    Small: 1 10-oz pack
    Single: 1 10-oz pack
    Carb-Conscious: Not Included


    Butterhead Lettuce

    butterhead lettuce

    From: SA Farms (Integrated Pest Management in Berlin, 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
    Standard: 2
    Small: 1
    Single: 1
    Carb-Conscious: 1


    Pea Shoots

    From: Sheppard Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Cedarville, NJ)

    Wonder what it means to “snap the woody ends” of asparagus? While the tip and upper portion of asparagus are tender, the stalks become increasingly fibrous toward the bottom. To snap the “woody ends”, bend the stalk near the bottom and snap in two. If it is difficult to snap, move up the stalk until you find the natural break between the tender and tough portions. Save the woody ends for stock. More info

    Recipes Ideas:
    Asparagus and Lemon Risotto
    Asparagus Tapenade
    Basic Roasted Asparagus
    Slow Butter-Braised Asparagus
    Asparagus Pesto

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 1.5 lbs
    Standard: 1 lb
    Small: 1 lb
    Single: 1.15 lbs


    Pink Lady Apples

    apple

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

    One of the best-known modern apples, the Pink Lady is a very late season fresh eating apple. It is the child of the Golden Delicious and Lady Williams apples. More info

    Recipe Ideas:
    Apple Pie
    Apple Turnovers
    Apple Pancakes

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 7
    Standard: 4
    Small: 3
    Single: 3
    Carb-Conscious: Not Included


    Spinach

    From: Juniper Hill Farm (Certified Organic in Wadhams, 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


    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
    • 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.