I’m all about farm fresh, local produce whether it comes from a local farmer’s market or my husband and I visit a farm and pick it ourselves. Local, farm fresh is ALWAYS better. And now, thanks to a new initiative at my job it’s easier than ever to get local, farm fresh produce!
Recently the library where I work became a drop-off location for Field Goods which provides year-round local produce delivery! Field Goods works with over 80 small local farms. All their produce is non-GMO and most is organic! They deliver to the New York state, New York metro, Western Connecticut and Northern New Jersey area at such places as libraries and YMCAs making it super convenient to get farm fresh local produce whenever you want.
Field Goods offers different options so you can get the perfect size bag for your family ranging from a single size bag costing $16 a week which provides you with five items to a family sized bag which will serve 3-5 people for $32 a week. Once you choose your bag, you can decide how often you want to receive your shipment and you can cancel whenever you want. Also, there are tons of items you can add on as extras each week to your order such as cream-line yogurt, farm fresh butter, farm fresh cheese, tomato sauce, etc…
But honestly, that’s not even the best part. I was a little iffy about even ordering because when you order a bag, you get whatever the fruit and vegetable offerings are for the week and you don’t get to choose what you receive. The weekly newsletter does tell you what to expect, but say one week you’re getting eggplant and you don’t eat eggplant, you’re still going to get it in your bag. So recently Field Goods released a new option which I absolutely LOVE and finally made me decide to order. You can now create your own bag!!!! You can choose what you want to receive! So that is exactly what I did this week.
Fresh, local, convenient? Yes please! Look at the AMAZING produce I received today!
Each location that Field Goods delivers to has a specified day of delivery. Thursday evening is the delivery time for where I work. I was so excited to pick up my fresh bag of local produce today, and even more excited when I saw nicely packed in the bag all the items that I chose for this week.
So, what’d I get? For my custom bag this week I chose:
- 1lb of Austrian Crescent Potatoes
- 1 Head of Broccoli
- 1lb of Cipolini Onions
- Fresh Ginger
- 1lb of Green Beans
And I got all this for only $15.25! Farm Fresh, organic, local produce delivered straight to me! How awesome is that? What’s even more awesome is that Field Goods tells you what farm each item comes from and what their growing practices are such as:
- CO – Certified Organic
Farm uses organic methods and is certified.
- OG – Organically Grown
Farm uses organic methods but does not have certification.
- IPM – Integrated Pest Management
Farm uses methods to reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
- FAM – 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.
Again, it’s all about knowing where your food comes from. This is such a great service and I’m looking forward to cooking with this week’s shipment, and putting together my own personalized order for next week’s shipment.
Field Goods releases a newsletter each week that not only lets you know what will be in the bag for the week, but they also provide you with tons of recipes that are specially chosen to highlight each week’s selection which makes meal planning even easier! I found it really neat to go through the recipes that were provided for the week and I’m looking forward to trying a recipe for the Austrian Crescent Potatoes called Crispy Potatoes with Garlic-Parmesan Butter.
I highly recommend Field Goods, and it’s so easy to see if they deliver to a place near you. Visit their website and scroll down until you get to a grey box that says “Where Do We Deliver”. Put in your zip code, city and state, or even search by the name of a location. If Field Goods delivers to a place near you, definitely give it a try. And if not, why not help start your own drop-off location?
Check out Field Goods today. Support your local farms. Know where your food comes from.
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Please note: This is my own personal opinion and I have not received any compensation for it.