In Your Bag: Week of September 14th

Donna WilliamsSeptember 11, 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 & Single Bags Include:

  • Seckel Pears
  • Swiss Chard
  • Parsley
  • Red Potatoes
  • Frying Peppers
  • Delicata Squash

Carb Conscious Bags Include:

  • Swiss Chard
  • Parsley
  • Delicata Squash
  • Frying Peppers
  • Romaine Lettuce

    mixed fruit bags

    • Zestar Apples: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)
    • Seckel Pears: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)
    • Red Grapefruit: First Fruits Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Freeland, MD)
    • Petite Bananas: Product of Ecuador (Conventional)

     

    seckel pears

    From: Fix Brothers Farm (Family Farm in Hudson, NY)

    Seckel pears look very similar to apples and have a golden skin with white flesh. While they look similar to large apples, they taste like pears! They are a fruit delicacy and go for over $3 each. They are best raw and served with cheese or sliced on top of a salad.

    Recipe Ideas:
    Asian Pear Crisp 
    Asian Pear Fritters
    Asian Pear Slaw
    Asian Pear Upside Down Cake

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 2.75 lbs
    Standard: 2.00 lbs
    Small: 1.75 lbs
    Single: 1.40 lbs
    Carb-Conscious: Not Included

    swiss chard


    From: 
    Barber's Farm (Organically Grown in Middleburgh, NY)

    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.

    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 bunches
    Standard: 2 bunches
    Small: 1 bunch
    Single: 1 bunch
    Carb-Conscious: 1 bunch


    parsley

    From: Barber's Farm (Organically Grown in Middleburgh, NY)

    Parsley is not a decoration, it’s food!

    Recipe Ideas:
    11 Delicious Ways to Use Parsley

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



    red potatoes

    From: Barber's Farm (Organically Grown in Middleburgh, NY)

    These are good any which way you cook'em! Redskin potatoes are not only beautiful in color, but they're delicate and therefore cook faster than other varieties of potatoes. They'll be on the table in no time. One of the most common ways to prepare potatoes is by frying them, but potatoes are so versatile they are great baked, sautéed, boiled, steamed, grilled... you get the picture.

    Recipe Ideas:

    Oven-Roasted and Herbed Red Potatoes
    Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
    Potato, Roasted Garlic, and Mushroom Soup


    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 3.00 lbs
    Standard: 2.60 lbs
    Small: 2.00 lbs
    Single: 1.75 lbs
    Carb-Conscious: Not Included



    frying peppers

    From: Barber's Farm (Organically Grown in Middleburgh, NY)

    In a small village of Ruoti in the Basilicata region of southern Italy, Giuseppe Nardiello and his wife Angela nurtured a spectacularly tasty sweet frying pepper.  In 1887, when Giuseppe set sail for the US, he brought over his pepper seeds as well as his wife and 1-year old daughter. They settled in Naugatuck, Connecticut , where they raised peppers and eleven children! Almost 100 years later, Giuseppe’s grandson, Jimmy Nardello, donated some of his grandfather’s heirloom peppers seeds to the Seed Savers Exchange. In 2005, Slow Foods USA placed the pepper on its Ark of Taste (think Noah’s Ark). The Ark is an effort to protect endangered foods from “the onslaught of the standardization of agriculture and cuisine”. Today, the Jimmy Nardello Frying Pepper has found it way back into various pans everywhere.

    Recipe Ideas:
    Charred Peppers with Parmesan
    Fried Peppers with Sweet Balsamic
    Spinach and Sausage Stuffed Frying Peppers

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 4
    Standard: 4
    Small: 3
    Single: 2
    Carb-Conscious: 3

    delicata squash

    From: Dagele Brothers Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Florida, NY)

    Unique for its thin skin (no peeling or removing necessary) and sweet flesh. Try roasting to soften the flesh and skin.

    Recipe Ideas:
    Roasted Delicata Squash with Rosemary
    Red Onion and Almond-Stuffed Delicata Squash

    How Much to Expect in Your Bag:
    Family: 3
    Standard: 2 
    Small: 2
    Single: 1
    Carb-Conscious: 2 

    romaine lettuce

    From: Dagele Brothers Farm (Integrated Pest Management in Florida, NY)

    Romaine is a variety of lettuce grows in a tall head of sturdy dark green leaves with firm ribs down their centers. Unlike most lettuces, it is tolerant of heat, which is why field grown it is available longer into the summer than other varieties.

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

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


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    • 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 11:59 pm
    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.