Field Goods is a rapidly growing company on the forefront of reinventing food distribution. Field Goods is located in Athens, NY, a small Hudson River town in Greene County. We offer a subscription-based service that delivers produce from small farms to employees and consumers at workplaces and community sites year round. Our company, which started with an old station wagon, two employees and 60 customers has now grown to service eastern New York state, including the New York metro area, western Connecticut and Massachusetts and northern New Jersey.
Our distribution model provides numerous benefits to the community while reducing food waste and supporting sustainability. Consumers gain convenient access to local produce on a regular basis along with information that motivates them toward a healthier lifestyle. Employers benefit from a wellness program that is truly effective in changing behavior of their employees. Small farmers benefit from selling their unique products to a new market at a fair price.
Field Goods has been recognized for its hiring of workers with disabilities and received grants from Greene County Economic Development, the New York State Capital Region Economic Development Council competition and the USDA for its work to support agriculture and create jobs in an economically disadvantaged area. Field Goods is a certified New York State Women-Owned business.
Donna Williams founded Field Goods in 2011 after she completed an agriculture development consulting project to identify ways to grow farming in Greene County. Field Goods was an inevitable outgrowth of this work, her belief in the positive power of local food and small business, and her new venture experience in consumer health, e-commerce and the natural food industry.
Field Goods Founder Donna Williams