WALKWAY OVER THE HUDSON INTRODUCES FIELD GOODS WEEKLY PRODUCE DELIVERY TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE AND HIGHLAND COMMUNITIES FOR A HEALTHY SUMMER KICKOFF
ATHENS, NY – Starting on Friday, May 27th, Field Goods will begin making its weekly fresh produce delivery services available on both ends of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Field Goods will make subscriber deliveries every Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Walkway’s eastern pavilion in Poughkeepsie and the park’s western pavilion in the Town of Lloyd. Founded five years ago, Field Goods is a one-of-a-kind business that delivers freshly-harvested local fruit and vegetables to employees and consumers at workplaces and community locations.
“We are very pleased to be offering this service to Field Goods’ Hudson Valley subscribers. Field Goods has established itself as one of the best purveyors of Hudson Valley grown fruits and vegetables,” said Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart. “This represents another way that the Park is becoming an important part of community life in the Hudson Valley.”
Walkway Over the Hudson Board of Directors Chairman Michael Oates agreed, saying that bringing Field Goods to the Walkway State Park aligns well with the park’s mission. “We want the Walkway to symbolize all that’s good with the Hudson Valley from its beauty to its history and its resources. Field Goods will connect our visitors to the Hudson Valley’s rich agricultural traditions.”
Field Goods subscribers receive 5 to 8 different types of fruits and vegetables each week, sourced from over 80 small farms. Weekly add-on options include local artisan bread, fresh pasta, various cheeses, extra fruit and more. A weekly e-newsletter, In the Bag, provides tips and recipes as a helpful guide for preparing the produce. During the winter, deliveries include over a dozen types of produce flash-frozen at the peak of their freshness, as well as greenhouse-grown produce, root vegetables, herbs, beans, oils, and other products. Customers sign up online at Field-Goods.com, and can put their account on hold and restart it at any time.
“With Field Goods, we have created a new channel of food distribution that supports small farmers and healthy eating,” explained Donna Williams, Field Goods founder and president. “Our customers love how we help them discover new vegetables with tips, recipes, fun anecdotes, and exciting anticipation of what’s coming in the bag.”
Research attests to Field Goods’ healthy results. The Sage Colleges Nutrition Science Department’s 2014 research study reveals a direct correlation between Field Goods and healthier diets, increased satisfaction with eating habits, and saving time and money on grocery shopping.
Weekly or bi-weekly produce subscriptions cost $15, $20, $25 and $30. To sign up go to Field-Goods.com, click Order Now, search Public Locations for Poughkeepsie or Highland, and then follow the prompts. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Field Goods Story
Field Goods is a rapidly growing company in the position to reinvent food distribution. Located in Athens, NY, a small Hudson River town in Greene County, our company was started in 2011 with an old station wagon, two employees, and 60 customers. We’ve now grown to service eastern New York State, including the New York metro area, western CT and MA, and northern NJ.
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 the habits of their employees. Small farmers benefit from selling their unique products to a new market at a fair price, and the environment benefits from drastically reduced emissions!
Field Goods was 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.
Contact: Jesse Tolz