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Box Contents Week of October 17, 2021

The Original & The One-for-One: Bartlett pears, butternut squash, collards, Easter egg radishes, Gala apples, green beans, kale, okra, sweet potatoes The Individual: Anaheim peppers, Bartlett pears, butternut squash, Easter egg radishes, kale

Ten reasons why local food matters

Good Apple delivers locally-grown fruits and vegetables to people all over Austin. All of the produce in our customer’s Good Apple boxes comes from small farms here in Texas, mostly in Central Texas right around Austin. We believe that local food is better, and we’ve compiled a list of the top 10...

Box Contents Week of October 10, 2021

The Original & The One-for-One: Acorn squash, Anaheim peppers or bell peppers, dragon tongue beans, persimmons, red frilly mustard, squash blossoms, Starkrimson pears, zucchini The Individual: Green beans, pears, red frilly mustard, squash blossoms, Starkrimson pears, zucchini

Box Contents Week of October 3, 2021

The Original: Acorn squash, arugula, baby bok choy, basil, Gala apples, jalapeños, persimmons, red slicer tomatoes, Terra Rosa potatoes The Individual: Acorn squash, arugula, eggplant, persimmons, Terra Rosa potatoes This week a few boxes received red potatoes instead of Terra Rosa potatoes.

Box Contents Week of September 26, 2021

The Original: Avocados, limes, Gala apples, cilantro, arugula, yellow squash, pickling cucumbers, baby bok choy, purple potatoes or red potatoes The Individual: Avocado, limes, cilantro, pickling cucumbers, baby bok choy, purple potatoes or red potatoes

Box Contents Week of September 19, 2021

The Original: Sweet potatoes, pickling cucumbers, fresh dill, Gala apples, Asian pears, bibb lettuce, cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, yellow squash The Individual: Sweet potatoes, pickling cucumbers, Gala apples, cherry tomatoes, yellow squash

Box Contents Week of September 12, 2021

The Original: Cherry tomatoes, gala apples, peaches, sweet corn, Yukon gold potatoes or red potatoes, Texas Rose garlic, bibb lettuce, acorn squash, and serrano peppers The Individual: Cherry tomatoes, peaches, sweet corn, Yukon gold potatoes, bibb lettuce

2021 Summer Impact Report

Our 2021 Summer Impact Report is here! Read on to hear how your box has made a difference in our community this summer.

Box Contents Week of September 5, 2021

The Original: Mixed cherry tomatoes, baby head lettuces, shishito peppers, Asian pears, gold beets, cucumbers, red fingerling potatoes, and calabacitas or pattypan squash The Individual: Mixed cherry tomatoes, shishito peppers, Asian pears, cucumbers, and red fingerling potatoes This week we packed...

Box Contents Week of August 29, 2021

The Original: Sweet potatoes, purple potatoes, summer squash, arugula, purslane, cucumbers, bell peppers, pears, and jujube fruit The Individual: Sweet potatoes, summer squash, arugula, bell peppers, and jujube fruit

Box Contents Week of August 22, 2021

The Original: Bibb lettuce, Gala apples, Rosemary, Jujube fruit, Arugula, Zucchini, Carrots, Red potatoes, and Yukon gold potatoes The Individual: Bibb lettuce, Gala apples, Zucchini, Carrots, and Yukon gold potatoes

Box Contents Week of August 15, 2021

Here's what we're delivering this week! Read on for produce descriptions, recipe suggestions, and more! The Original: Cowpea greens, Texas Rose garlic, Pears, Bibb lettuce, Banana Peppers, Gold beets, Green beans, Peaches, Red slicer tomatoes The Individual: Texas Rose garlic, Pears, Bibb lettuce,...

What we learned about food insecurity in Austin from launching Stay Home, Stay Healthy

When we started delivering produce and food staples to food insecure families at the end of 2019, we could never have imagined what 2020 would hold. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable families are being squeezed even tighter as many parents and providers lose jobs, their children lose...

Press Release: Stay Home, Stay Healthy Program Surpasses Three-Quarter Million Pounds Delivered to Austin's In Need

In its first year, Good Apple's Stay Home, Stay Healthy food assistance program delivered more than half a million meals worth of produce and pantry staples to Austin families in need, entirely supported by donors and paid subscribers

What makes a Good Apple Box special?

By now you’ve probably heard of, and likely even received free meal promotions from a variety of food delivery services. So, if you’re looking to get fresh veggies delivered to your door each week, why should you choose Good Apple?

Is locally sourced food healthier than your “average” produce?

Here at Good Apple, we believe in the power of local. All you have to do is open one of our boxes to see the color, taste, and quality that local produce brings to your home. But those warm and fuzzy feelings aside, does locally sourced food really provide more health benefits than your average...

Get to Know Good Apple's Gabe Breternitz

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to chat with COO and co-founder Gabriel Breternitz to take a deep dive into Good Apple's business model and its operations. Read on to learn more about what drives & inspires Gabe, how Good Apple's business model creates sustainable food support, and where...

Curious? Here's How Good Apple Works!

Wondering how exactly Good Apple works, or how to become a Good Apple yourself? If you’ve made it to our blog, you may know broadly what we do (and it’s okay if you don’t!). Read on to learn more about how we not only deliver delicious produce, but also support the local Austin producers and fight...

Learn Your Labels!

Let’s talk labels - not shipping labels or fashion labels, but food labels. If you take a look at the fruits and veggies at your local grocery store, you’ll likely see a wide variety of stickers and markers adorning them. Read on to learn more about what they mean. 

Food Insecurity in Austin: The Challenge

Food insecurity is an unfortunate reality for many in Texas, with one in seven Texans not knowing where their next meal will come from. That includes Travis County, as the local food system struggles to provide easy access to steady, nutritional food for all its residents. That's why we're doing...