In Your Bag: Week of May 18th

Donna WilliamsMay 15, 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, and Single Bags Include:

  • Frozen Summer Squash
  • Frozen Cauliflower
  • Butterhead Lettuce
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard
  • Empire Apples
  • Pea Shoots

    Carb-Conscious Bags Include:

    • Frozen Summer Squash
    • Frozen Cauliflower
    • Rainbow Swiss Chard
    • Pea Shoots

    Mixed Fruit Bags

    • Jonagold Apples: Yonder Farms (Family Farm in Valatie, NY)
    • Oranges: First Fruits Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Freeland, MD)
    • Black Plums: First Fruits Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Freeland, MD)
    • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

    Additional Items


     


    Frozen Summer Squash

    From: Hepworth Farms (Certified Organic in Milton, NY)
    We like our summer squash soft and sweet. Melt butter in a pan, then add onions and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add squash, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Stir, then cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until squash is very soft. Remove the cover to let the excess liquid cook off. More info
    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 Cauliflower Rice

    cauliflower rice

    From: Hudson Valley Harvest (Germantown, NY)

    Cauliflower rice can be used in place of traditional rice. You can also add it to soups, try adding it to our soups from Joe’s Kitchen at Screamin’ Ridge Farm.

    Recipe Ideas:
    Cauliflower Rice with Coconut Milk
    Spanish Cauliflower Rice

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


    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: Not Included


    Rainbow Swiss Chard

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

    Taste the rainbow! Cooked chard is a great stand-in for spinach. The stems can be steamed or grilled like asparagus. While Swiss Chard is naturally bitter, cooking mellows the flavor. Unless the stems are tender, remove them and just prepare the leaves. You can prepare chard in a jiffy by sautéing it in olive oil with some garlic—toss in some chili for a little zip. More info

    Recipe Ideas:
    Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Lemon
    Asian Style Swiss Chard
    Grilled Tomato, Mozzarella and Swiss Chard Wraps
    Garlicky Sautéed Swiss Chard

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 2.5 bunches
    Standard: 2 bunches
    Small: 1 bunch
    Single: 1/2 bunch
    Carb-Conscious: 1 bunch


    Empire Apples

    Jonagold Apple

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

    These firm and tart apples are good for eating as well as cooking. If you eat’em fresh, just chomp right into one, or you can cut up to top a green salad or toss in a fruit salad! More info

    Recipe Ideas:
    Old-fashioned Apple Crisp
    Apple Pie (cheat with store bought crust…)
    Apple Turnovers
    Apple Pancakes

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 2.5 lbs
    Standard: 2 lbs
    Small: 1 lb
    Single: 0.75 lb
    Carb-Conscious: Not Included


    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: 0.65 lbs
    Standard: 0.60 lbs
    Small: 0.45 lbs
    Single: 0.24 lbs
    Carb-Conscious: 0.40 lbs


    ORDER DEADLINES: 48 hours before delivery!
    • 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.