Theme: Let's Fund a Farm and Kohlrabi (Not Just Another Alien Species)
Our first delivery was June 1, 2011! To celebrate our 5th anniversary, we have created the LET’S FUND A FARM Challenge. We want to highlight the important impact that our customers have on our region’s small farms. We asked some of our farmers how Field Goods has helped their farms. They told us that their average sales and profitability have all increased significantly since they began working with us. Acreage for this group of 20+ farms increased 183%! Field Goods was a big part of their success.
Add 500 new customers during the month of June.
500 New Customers = Enough Produce to Fund a Farm for a Year.
Field Goods was built on word-of-mouth. We figured that if we enlisted your help we’d blow this goal out of the water. Here are two tools to help you on your mission.
- $50 Field Goods Credit to anyone who refers a new pick-up location (with at least 5 subscribers). Easy peasy: email us a contact and we do the rest. We deliver to workplaces, Ys, libraries, and local retailers throughout eastern NY state all the way to the Bronx and in Fairfield County.
- $5 off for any new customer. Tell your friends and colleagues about Field Goods. All they need to do is email us their name and coupon code "fundafarmer" before July 1.
Now on to Kohlrabi! Star Wars fans many wonder if George Lucas used the Kohlrabi as inspiration for some of his aliens, Kohlrabi is a great item to grow in our region because it is an early season crop and is relative disease and pest resistant. Kohlrabi is good for you and the environment. Go Kohlrabi! Here are some Kohlrabi facts:
1. Eat it raw or cooked.
2. Peel it!
3. You can eat the leaves.
4. Separate the leaves from the bulb to store. Leaves go in a bag; the bulb in the fridge crisper.
5. Kohlrabi is sweet.
6. Quick Fix: shave, grate or cut into thin strips, toss with chopped apples and vinaigrette…add some mint. Voila!
Albany Business Review published a story about Donna Williams, Field Goods' Founder!
"Donna Williams' experience working in banking, publishing, technology and food manufacturing shaped Field Goods, a food subscription service that connects small farmers to consumers. 'I've done so many things and none of them were related to agriculture,' Williams says. 'I've had this varied career, but all of the elements of it fed into what Field Goods became.'" If you'd like to read more about how and why she started click here.
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