Fresh organic fruits and vegetables contain more nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They taste better too. That's because they come from good nutrient-rich soil which impacts the earth positively and the plants more deliciously.
Organic fruits and vegetables are grown without chemical and petroleum-based pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Nor may organic farming use sewage– or sludge-based fertilizers as is typical in conventional farming (yuck!).
Organic products are free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), hormones, growth stimulants, antibiotics, and cloning. Since conventional products are not forced to label each product, the only way we are assured that the item we are eating and feeding our children is not cloned or genetically engineered is by choosing the organic option.
Organic products cannot contain chemical colors, nitrates, nitrites and are free of artificial ingredients.
Organic standards implore humane treatment of cattle, dairy cows, chickens, sheep, etc. Organic farming allows them fresh clean water, a clean place to sleep, access to the outdoors, room to move and exercise, and fresh air. Seems like a minimum we can offer but yes, that had to be spelled out in the guidelines. Conventional animals are treated very differently; to say that they are treated poorly is a misleading understatment.
There is even new research that indicates that people who eat more organic products have an easier time maintaining their ideal weight and that choosing organic foods can actually help us lose weight! That's because when we consume chemicals and pesticides our liver is in overdrive protecting our body from those toxins. When we eat wholsome real foods created without chemical pesticides, instead of overburdening our liver to clear our body of toxins, our liver can take on it's other big responsibility and use up calories!
By supporting organic farmers, we are encouraging more farmers to choose sustainable methods. We are encouraging other countries not to destroy precious rainforest to make way for cheap crops. We are paying more directly to villages that grow coffee, offering them an opportunity for education, schools, and a better way of life while their earth-friendly harvesting protects our birds allowing them a place to nest.
Organics are better for people, our planet, and our future.
A buying club is a group of people who share a common goal - to save money on quality healthy foods. By pooling our resources, we create greater purchasing power to buy food at drastically discounted prices.
Our buying club reaps the benefits of our talented and caring members. Each of us plays an important role in our success. We work together to save time and money. Instead of shopping individually, we combine our ordering power to get better prices, selection, and quality.
We are primarily an Organic Fruit and Vegetable Buying Club focusing on local organics, but we are able to get other items as part of our group, making it more affordable to choose organic products over pesticide-laden conventional items every day.
Our Buying Club is a great way to meet others in our community who share our interest in healthful living. We meet and share information, articles, and recipes. We become friends who support one another and offer advice. We are foodies who relish wonderfully fresh fruits and vegetables, We care about our green living, our planet and our future. We decrease our footprint when we source directly. We are also able to get harder to find and more unique items of interest to our group. We are proud to support organic farming practices and local farmers that promote ecological harmony and environmental responsibility.
It's fast, easy, convenient and delicious!
We use highly rated dairy - Natural by Nature for milk and Seven Stars for yogurt, both received "five cows" by Conucopia Institute: .http://www.cornucopia.org/dairysurvey/index.html
Enjoy your share - grab our recipes, storage tips, and notes on what to use first to make the most of your box of beautifully fresh organics
As the Buying Club Coordinator for your area, you would be responsible for helping us distribute shares to the members in your group. Your primary responsibility is to accept delivery, check it for accuracy and quality, sort it fairly for the members of your group, and allow each member to pick up their share at a mutually convenient time. You also help take pre-orders for additional items each member may want and collect payments from members for their next share. At first, this may take a little longer until you get into the swing of things, but we calculate that this can all be done within 2 hours (not including pick up hours), maybe less once you know the routine.
For your hard work, your box of produce of produce is FREE to thank you for your commitment (up to a $60 value) plus you will have access to extras included in each delivery.
We can certainly understand hesitancy especially when you haven't seen how gloriously fresh our organic produce looks and how wonderful truly fresh organics can taste! We are a club and even though we have no membership fees, we rely upon one another to make this work. Since each week's box can vary,. When you Join, you agree to try three boxes. They can be any box, over any period of time. We find members who try three, understand how we rotate staple items and intrioduce new items and end up loving hte selection week to week and variety in each box of the super fresh produce. If you have only tried one box, please call us or check the variety of the other boxes, maybe there is a better fit for your next pick up. You can change shares each week until you find the right one or mix of shares and add-ons to suit your needs. We have many options so there may be one perfectly suited for you!
If after the third box, you find it is not a good fit. We appreciate you giving us a try and letting us know how we can improve but realize that a surprise mixed box of fresh organic produce is not for everyone.
If however, you are set on just trying this one time, which we don't feel is a fair way to try us out, pay an extra $5 for your share as a one-time fee for one share
•you can bring 2 cloth reusable bags and leave one for your next share.
•you can bring boxes or bags reusing these from previous purchases.
•We found these really great big cooler bags at Costco that are only $6.99 for TWO cooler bags (great to keep more delicate produce cool, just put an ice pack in there) and one dry bag (perfect for potatoes, hard squash, things like that) so you can leave one with your coordinator and just bring the dry goods one back with you each time to fill up with those items.
•Or head to IKEA for two of their bags, they are only .59 each and are a great size to pack the produce.
You pick up your box at the most convenient location to you on the day of delivery in the pick up window set by your coordinator. Current locations can be found in the pull down to the far left under Welcome.
We are a no frills buying club working together to get the freshest seasonal produce and putting all our money into the value of the food itself. We deliver the food in bulk to each drop location, but we do not offer personalized delivery to each members home. It's highly likely we have a pick-up location convenient to where you work or live. We have locations forming throughout Florida, from Key West to Jacksonville. When you sign up, enter your address so we can figure out which drop spot is the closest for you to pick up your share. We can give you an idea of your closest location with availability once we have input your address but, understandably, we cannot disclose the exact location of the pick up location nor can we hold a spot at that location until you have paid for your first share. Once processed, we will send you the exact address of the pick up location and information on how and where to receive your bountiful share of wonderfully fresh organic produce.
Two days prior to your scheduled pickup, you will receive an email confirmation of your order as well as the pickup information.
Shares not picked up within the pick up window on the delivery day may be donated at the member's expense.
Communication with your coordinator is key. If you arrange a mutually convenient and agreed upon time after the pick up window, then you must stick to that time. This would be up to the coordinator to agree and we do not guarantee a pick up after the day and window set by your coordinator. The coordinator can also charge a $10 late pick up fee if you pick up after the window.
If you arrange to pick up after the delivery day, please understand that your coordinator does not have a walk-in cooler and your share of perishables may be left out overnight. This WILL degrade the quality and lasting power. We do not take any responsibility for quality after the pick up day so please do not share any complaints on quality due to your picking up after the day of delivery. In the stores, produce is misted, trimmed and kept on ice or refrigeration, we do not have that luxury and that is why you are getting direct pricing instead of grocery store mark ups.
Sneak peek is up early, sometimes as early as Tuesday so take a look and choose the box that best suits your needs. You can change boxes and add-ons each pick up, if you like.
Of course things can change and substitutions may occur. We are just getting in the produce only a day or so before your delivery so we have to check quality and quantities arriving in before getting everything ready to go out to each group. The official list of what is expected for is posted Friday, after the cut off, though that may not make sense to you, that is because we need to know how many of what kind of shares to finalize our boxes. However, unlike other buying clubs, we do offer options even past the deadline. If you see the list and realize you forgot to tell us you are allergic to something or you really want a fruit or herb add on, simply log in and add a note for this share. We read those notes and do the best we can to accommodate you and add it on or make that sub even though it is past the deadline.
1. The Full shareis our most popular box. It always contains a great variety and ever changing selection of organic fruits and vegetables. We try to include something a bit more unique in each box and of course recipes to help you enjoy everythign in your share. Members have priced out our shares at local grocery stores and farmer's markets and find it is about a 20-25% discount and would have cost around $60-$75 that is IF you could even find all those things.
2. Go Paleo! suited for those following the Paleo and Primal lifestyle; a great assortment of vegetables, but no potatoes (will include yams), corn, limited to no beans/peas & less fruit than the Full.
3. The Veggie/Berry is our low glycemic box and includes more vegetables and no/little fruit. It is usually heavier in leafies and includes only one or two berries when those are included in the Full share (and they usually are in there each pick up) but some weeks may be vegetables only. You will not get any other fruits. This share will not include potatoes and usually no to little root vegetbles including carrots. This share does not include Corn or sweeter vegetables.
4. Fruity50 has more of the sweet stuff! This share is ideal for those of us not cooking as much or those that enjoy fruits over vegetables. This will rarely if ever include a lettuce or a leafy green and does not tend to include more unusual vegetables. It is a more basic box. This is a good option for making baby food and for kids and those of us that just don't want those leafy greens.
5. 3/4 (formerly called Half) share include a selection of the items in the Full share. You will receive less quantity where we can include fewer items or less selection in order bo make up the $12 difference since this box is $38. This is good for a single person who needs less produce or a family who eats out a bit or doesn't cook as much.
6. Juicer’s Delight isn’t just for juicers, it’s great for those who want just want some vegetables and a little fruit each week or some of us that get a regular share and want additional produce. The produce included in this box can be juiced but can also be prepared or eaten in meals.
7. OnlyFruit share includes only fruits, especially great as a biweekly share if you run out of fruit in between and need more. This is a mix of fruit usually from those listed for the Full share and the Fruit add-on options.
Add-ons that are available to further customize your box include:
I assure you that coordinators will work to find a mutually convenient time to pick up. We don't tend to have a big issue with pick up times. And yes, in general, pick ups are in the window 3:30p-6:30p at most locations.
Our buying club is big, we have strong respect from organic growers in FL as well as the west coast in CA. We believe in organics without borders. Farms and growers count on us and we on them.
Most food in the US is grown in CA, both organic and conventional. While we get as much local as possible, there is no escaping CA grown for outstanding quality and variety - many farms send us their entire harvest and will grow a crop just for our club members. We will go outside the U.S. when necessary or for specialty items not available but we do shop seasonally so that is not common, except from Mexico occasionally but most of the MX farms are U.S. owned. That means, as you probably are aware, that they must meet the same strict standards of USDA certification. In addition, anything outside the U.S. must pass a third party certification which sets standards that exceed those of the USDA. We are proud of the farms we support in this area as they help build communities, schools, and better living conditions.
The produce comes from a mix of only certified organic farms that have the paperwork and tracking to prove from seed to harvest it was treated with respect to planet and people.
7. Enjoy your share - grab our recipes, storage tips, and notes on what to use first to make the most of your box of beautifully fresh organics
Member Rules& Late Fees
We have NO long-term commitment. We ask new members to try just three shares over any period of time. Simply log into your account by the deadline to skip or suspend any share.
Most items will carry the organic seal on the package and definitely will on the box in which it arrives.
We get as much local as possible during season however we always look to quality, value and variety for our members. So while they continue to harvest Eggplant each week here in FL, for example, we do not get it every week and instead go outside to get other vegetables for variety. Most produce in the U.S. comes from California. That goes for organic as well as conventional. Good or bad, that is the way the U.S. food system is set up right now. We do use farms in CA that we know and trust; they know Annie's Buying Club all the way out in California as well and always look to provide us with excellent quality and value. While you may think food miles remember that Florida is a very long state and picking up one thing here and driving to get the next instead of meeting all the farms at one place in California to load up a truck is actually not as cost effective nor as sensitive to fuel and food miles as you might initially imagine. We take that into consideration. While we always support local first, it sometimes actually costs more to do that. And when we get from elsewhere, we do make sure to fill the truck and take advantage of that efficiency. Of course, all farms in the U.S. must meet strict USDA standards and have a paper trail from seed to delivery. Anything from outside the U.S. must also be third party certified for us to accept which means they must meet standards higher than those of the U.S. and in addition, most are U.S. owned farms so must meet USDA standards as well.
We only include certified organic produce unless specifically stated, and it's rare, there are some small local farms who are certified exempt but meet all the criteria. These are farms we know and trust and appreciate supporting. When we do get from those farms, we post it conspicuously and allow you to opt out of those items and get something with the official certification if you so choose.
We have a better selection that the grocerty stores, and sometimes one cannot even find what we have organic at the stores, that is because we are an organic buying club. A store must meet shareholder demands for profit so when there is a huge gap in price between conventional and organic, and that does happen fairly regularly, you will all of a sudden not be able to find organic of even a staple item while our club will still offer it. That is because we do this as a way of life - we eat this way and we know the importance of supporting organic farmers through the tough seasons too. Organic should be the norm, not conventional, for our health and the future health of our planet.
We ask that you sign up, create a log in password, and feel free to check back often to change your share, add on items, change locations, add your vacation information to skip a share - you now have control over your membership! We are working on the site reading all payments, especially those online, automatically so this will allow us to apply payments faster to the respective share and keep on top of any changes, skipped shares, and refunds very quickly. This site is still in BETA so if you encounter an error, or even better as you work through it when you have suggestions for improvement of functionality, please let us know - we want to make this a better experience for you as the member and our hardworking ABC staff.
Remember, even if you have already signed up in our old static site, please sign up on our new site. This site will only allow you to choose your NEXT possible pick up, that will not affect your current week's pick up if you are scheduled. We are transitioning into the new site. Just be sure that you choose your next possible pick up (if biweekly, make sure the date is accurate) and remember to use the vacation feature if you are skipping a pick up.
Thanks and hope you enjoy this new experience many several months in the making -
And a variety of cities are detailed but some are still listed (as per the post office so that's the database we're using) generally as Miami so after pulling down the county and looking for the name of your city, if you still cannot find it or there is no group listed under that city, pull down Miami and it may be there.
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Usually all it takes is Tools -> Internet Options -> Delete Browsing History (cookies and cache). Close out internet explorer and log into the site...and it's works.
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Remember a share will always be ordered for you as per your scheduled delivery (either weekly or biweekly) unless you log in by the deadline (Thursday NOON for groups meeting Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or Monday NOON for groups meeting Thursday and Friday) to change the next pick up date
so make sure payment is in at least one week in advance
to avoid a $5 late fee.
You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Simply log into your account and change your next pick up date to skip or cancel and save to cancel shares.
If you have not prepaid and are planning to pay at pick up for this share and next, remember to log into your account and "add a note" that you will be doing that - that way we will waive the late fee and we won't cancel your order by mistake.
We do not issue refunds. We use your payments and any excess payment toward future shares.
If an add-on item does not arrive, we will post a credit toward your next share that you can use to order that item again or apply toward your share.
However, if you are on a credit card sub, Amazon subscription, for example, then once the next one runs we will refund the one you had requested to skip online. Remember to always input that information online before the deadline. If you are suspending for an extended period of time, be sure to CANCEL your Amazon subscription to avoid confusion and remember to log onto the site to suspend your shares.
With any of the above options one thing is very important as we transition to this new online system. Payments MUST be in at least a week in advance so that coordinators have time to post it by the deadline for the site.
That means if you have a AMZ Sub, it must run at least a week before your pick up. If it does not, please either cancel it and pay with another option OR pay with check or cash at pick up for one share so that the next payment posting can be used for your next share.
Bank of America transfers MUST be in at least a week in advance so that we have time to post them to your accuont on the site before the deadline.
Please note that if you cancel your subscription because you are not picking up, please be sure to also suspend your share online otherwise we will continue to send your share not knowing if you canceled it intentionally or if it canceled because there were issues with your card. We send shares as a courtesy to members who have been with us so please extend the same courtesy and suspend your shares.
We run refunds usually at your next pick up for any excess charges. In other words, we will not run a refund until your charge runs again because we cannot see that it is an excess until you have at least two charges posted in the system. Therefore it usually takes 2-4 weeks to post and see a refund.
However, if your amazon sub was not running at least a week in advance, then we will take your skipped share as a time to get that back on track. Payment is due at least a week in advance. If your amazon ran closer than a week in advance, by skipping a share that will allow it to now run a week in advance therefore no credit would be due but of course you are still using that payment that was posted, only for a later share.
Annie's Buying Club
PO Box 793
Osprey, FL 34229
Annie's Buying Club
862 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229
If you want to skip a week remember that we do not skip you simply for nonpayment, please log on and change your next pick up date.
Look, we understand mistakes can happen. These kinds of things cost us money. Please make sure there are sufficient funds in your account and don't bounce your payment as we will charge $20 for a bounced check or returned check NSF and you will have to prepay by cash for all future orders. If we have to hire a firm to collect the fees, you will be responsible for their fees too.
We will still have your box for you unless you logged in by the deadline to skip or suspend it.
We have you scheduled to pick up weekly or every other week based upon the subscription you chose. Payment is expected by the week before your next pick up so we have the funds to buy your share for you. If you do not pay on time, and realize it soon after cut off, please log in and make a payment. You will note that the amount due will include THIS share AND next. When you pay late the next share becomes due. If you do this soon after cut off and pay for this share and next, we will waive the $5 late fee.
If you need to pay at pick up, please add a note confirming you will do that so that we can waive the $5 late fee and remember to pay for this share and next at that time.
If you do not pay on time nor note your account nor pay shortly after the deadline:
We will always do our best to accommodate you with a mutually convenient pick up time between you and your coordinator. Please understand that we are a community buying club and not a store. Items are received into someone's home and are not under refrigeration once delivered. You will be given the delivery and pick up times for your location. For optimal freshness, pick up your share within two hours of delivery. We can only guarantee the quality within that two hour window. If you KNOW you are going to be later than that, in order to keep more sensitive produce fresh, we highly recommend you drop off a cooler with frozen ice packs the morning of your delivery. Your coordinator is happy to pack your share in your cooler for you to keep it at a better temperature.
We do send you and post a list of everything we expect to receive each week, however substitutions may occur due to quality or availability issues. We always try to substitute something for another similar item as best we can, and we always include the same value. So while we try to get the same things for every group, sometimes one group may receive something different as a substitution or may, at times, receive more of something if something else wasn't available in the same quantity, making sure each box is always the same great value.
Please inspect your box before you leave your pick up location. We can only get a credit from our farms and suppliers by letting them know about any issues within two hours of delivery.
If there is an issue with an item in your share, leave it with the coordinator and explain why it is unacceptable to you. If there was a problem (noticeable bruise from mishandling, for example) we will get you a replacement item or add something to your box in the coming weeks. We do not issue refunds. If an add-on item does not arrive, we will post a credit toward your next share for that item but if something in your box is not right, we will fix that for you by adding like value or item to your next pickup.
We normally catch any quality issues internally. In additon, the driver and your group coordinator will refuse any produce that does not meet our high standards of freshness and quality. There may be times that something is substituted for another item of equal value.
We each must take responsibility for our own shares so please check your share at pickup. If something does not arrive as expected, the coordinator may have refused it. In that case, it will not be included in your box and you will be advised of that fact. We will then get a credit from our supplier for that case and they will in turn add something extra at corresponding value to make up for this issue in a future delivery.
We are a cooperative and as such work together to make sure you get the value for which you have paid. We do not credit your credit card. We do not issue cash credits. We do not issue credit codes. We do not refund cash or refund money. We will make sure to include something of equal value in future orders. We will make it up to you with extra gloriously fresh produce and extra attention to your share. We want each member to be happy because, as a buying club, we can only continue our service by working together.
Everything is as fresh as possible since we are getting it direct. Because of that it's important to note that we do not expect regular issues but understand there may be some on occasion that we will work to correct. We reserve the right to cancel membership when there are excessive requests for credits or if they are found unreasonable.
Shares will be delivered on the day scheduled unless noted otherwise
Our shares are always a good balanced mix of fruits and vegetables. We purchase each week based upon the requests of any given group and can customize orders to each groups preferences.
Most weeks you will enjoy everything in your box fully. But there may be a week here or there that you get something that may be new to you, you may not like, or worse, you may be allergic to a particular fruit or vegetable one week. The good news is that even if you don't like or can't use one item, the shares are such a great value that it won't really matter. Even without one thing here or there, the box would still have been more had you bought it at the local grocery store. But we try harder. If you cannot use it, we will offer an extras table at your pick up location where you can place any item and take something as a replacement.
When we know that you are allergic, we will not even add it to your box. When we know you cannot use something, we will do our best to replace it this week or another week with something of equal value. If something is strange or new to you, we make it easy for you to try it.
We include recipes to help you and can answer questions on the best or simplest way to enjoy something. We want each member to be happy and figure that over the course of several weeks, it all works out well for all of us.
Since we are a buying club we are pooling our money and buying in bulk like a retail store only without the middle man so our produce is fresher and we get it at a better price. While we cannot customize each share, we do care about what you want since this is your club. When you complete your registration we will ask specifics about what you do and don't want generally however, each group can customize their box as a group decision. Please tell your coordinator or email me to let us know what you want the following week and we'll order it if available and as long as no one in your group has a strong dislike to those items. We want you to get the fruits and vegetables you use most so always tell us how to improve our shares and service.
Variety and selection changes each week. We do listen to your requests and can customize boxes for groups. The boxes are always super fresh with a nice balance of fruits and vegetables and never boring. We always source as much local produce as possible first and supplement with produce requested by members. Remember that there is usually a swap box so you can put something you don't want and take something you prefer; many times there are extras that all members getting a full share are welcome to choose as well. We always include recipes and can help answer questions about preparing everything in your box each week. We want you to eat and enjoy everything in your box.
To give you an idea of what you can expect, here are some examples of actual past shares that we have received. This is also the place to visit to see what we are expecting to receive in the coming week. Please check here each Friday (late morning/early afternoon) for an updated list of the fresh organics you will get to enjoy in the upcoming share* the following Monday or Tuesday:
For Organic Produce pick up this week - Optional Add-on:
This is our expected list* but substitutions may occur due to quality concerns. This is the list expected for south Florida, for those from Palm Beach county and further north, the list may be a little different and normally each group will get an email with the list to expect although substitutions may still occur with something of comprable value.
Sept 20th brings our Italian-inspired box of fresh organics including:
SPECIAL My Family Needs More $10 Add-on:
$10 Fruit Add-on:
$20 Fruit Add-on:
$5 Leafy: your choice of 2 leafies:
$5 Herb Share:
Sept 13th shares are BIG on vibrant color and flavor with multi-colored Rainbow Chard, red & white striped Candy Cane Beets, sweet Honeycrisp Apples, Red/Green Grapes, Green Puots, Oranges, Purple Kohlrabi, Red Peppers and recipes to use:
#not in Half Shares
pictured chiogga beet carpaccio courtesy vegalicious.com
$5 Leafy add-on includes your choice of two of the following:
Sept 6th brings us delicious things to help celebrate Labor Day (well if you pick up Monday) and Rosh Hashanah (for those celebrating, wishing you a Sweet New Year) including (click here for recipes):
$10 FRUIT add-on:
$20 FRUIT add-on:
# Half shares do not include these items. Half shares get less of the above items in quantity and less selection (so may be missing one or more items to make up the difference in cost, we've tried to mark the things not included with a # but other things may be in less quantity than the full share)
*remember that the list for the upcoming share is what we expect to receive but due to quality or changes in availability something of equal value may be substituted
But of course! We always include recipes that use all of the vegetables in each box (many include several of the vegetables in any one given recipe) and sometimes even some great recipes to use some of the fresh fruit. We also include information on a vegetable or fruit that may be new to you and some preparation tips. Plus, give us a call or email, we're here to help make sure you eat and enjoy your veggies! Link here for our box recipes from past shares.
That’s easy to do. We do NOT do that through email so please do not use the Contact Us or email to send us the dates you need to skip. With this new web site, we put you in complete control over when you pick up your next share.
Simply log onto your site before the deadline (Thursday for groups getting delivery Mon, Tues, Wed and Monday for groups getting delivery Thursday and Friday) – click Modify My Share, scroll just a little to pick up dates/suspension periods and input either a vacation time and next pick up date or your next pick up date and you’ll be all set. If you want to be extra sure, before you click "update" at the bottom of the page there is an area for "Notes for this share" - add a note there that you are skipping and input the date so we are both clear.
If it's PAST the deadline and it's an emergency, please use the NOTES area. We will do our best to sell your share on your behalf (and we usually can sell it) but if you want to send a friend to buy it for you, we can accommodate you on that too.
We are happy to be able to allow members to skip shares anytime with notice, other buying clubs don’t allow that kind of flexibility. We cannot change a pick up from an email or contact us email so please do not send us your dates or call with that information. We will go by the information you include on the web site under your share. Enjoy the flexibility of our new site!
Just log onto the site (before your deadline) and Modify Your Share and change your next pick up date, kind of share, location, add-ons, etc. Control over your share is now at your fingertips so enjoy the functionality!
If it's past the deadline, please click MODIFY MY SHARE and scroll to the bottom to NOTES for this share. Add the date and whatever you would like us to sub or swap for you.
If you are trying to skip a share after the deadline, (which used to be a week prior to pick up and is not the Thursday before for groups picking up Mon, Tues, Wed and the Monday before for groups picking up Thursday and Friday), technically you cannot cancel your share. You can add a comment under notes, again with the date, and be sure to use the pull down to choose the next pick up date. While we cannot guarantee that we can sell your share, we will do our best to try to sell it on your behalf. In the case that it is not sold, you may be responsible for the share. Best to have a friend pick it up and pay for the share so that we can forward your payment to the next pick up.
We offer many kinds of shares from which you can choose to find the best one for you. You can even change the kind of box and add ons for each pickup. We'd ask that you give yourself the opportunity to see why over 1000 members love us and find they are eating better and more delicious foods at a great value.
If you have to suspend, just log into Member Log in, then scroll to your next share where it reads "sSuspend My Share Indefinitely" and click that and follow the instructions. I'm sorry you'll be leaving us for a while. When you are ready to resume be sure to log in, uncheck that suspend box, choose your next pick up date and get your prepayment in for that share. We hope you have enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.
If after your third box you do find the need to cancel, simply log into your account, modify your share to suspend indefnitely.
We include shares based upon the list ordered so if you are on the list for a share that week we will order a box for you. Payment does not determine whether we order a box for you or not, the list does so make sure to log in before your deadline (Thursday before pick up for all deliveries Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Monday for Thursday and Friday groups) and suspend your shares. If it's past the deadline you can add a note and we'll do our best to sell your share for you.
We hope you have enjoyed and that we'll see you back again soon -
We always do our best to accommodate even last minute requests. If you have a friend who can purchase it on your behalf, that is easiest, please send out an email to friends and see if you can sell it and then let us know who will be picking it up and that they will be paying at pick up so that we can forward your funds to your next share. If you cannot find anyone, we will send out an email and post on our Facebook. It's highly likely we will be able to sell it on your behalf. If we are not, however, you will be responsible for the payment and that share will be donated. If we are able to sell it, and we hope we are, we will forward your payment less a $10 late cancellation fee toward your next pick up.
We find the need to add a $10 late cancellation fee as it does cost us when we have to make an effort to sell an extra share - we have to pay personnel and it takes more time so we think it's understandable that we add this fee at this time as we do try our best to accommodate even last minute changes and cancellations.
If it is a true emergency, we will do our best to sell your share and waive the fee if possible if it sells very quickly and does not need much time. Thank you.
BEETS, CARROTS, Anything WITH TOPS: snip off tops and store separately, tops as a green and bottoms as a root in the fridge.
GREENS keep refrigerated in a plastic bag or wrapped in a towel in the drawer of your fridge.
HERBS: always snip ends upon receipt and then you can store most herbs in a vase like flowers. Basil doesn't like cold so store in a cool place on your counter and use quickly or store in a paper towel in your fridge and use promptly. Cilantro and parsley like cold so always store in the fridge. Herbs do better generally in the fridge, wrapped in a paper towel and stored in a plastic or "green" bag
Gret tips here but remember in south FL the rules are a little different and things will tend to rot on the counter with our humidity - apples, for example, should always be refrigerated: http://wakeup-world.com/2011/09/08/increase-the-shelf-life-of-your-fruit-veg-without-using-toxic-plastic-products/
We get bananas every week so if it's too many, you can either add a note any given week you want us to sub them out or peel and freeze for smoothies or mock ice cream by putting the frozen bananas through a juicer. enjoy!
As a general rule, always enjoy your berries promptly, within days of receipt. Keep in a cool dry place in your refrigerator.
Leafy greens, if stored properly are usually good for over a week but we encourage members to enjoy those early as well.
Of course if anything is ripe upon pick up or shortly thereafter, eat those first too.
As a general rule, root vegetables, detached from their green tops, hold up very well in the drawer in the refrigerator. Hard squash also keeps longer as well as fall fruit like apples, pears.
Bananas, if you don't use them, freeze them to make your smoothies rich and creamy chilly.
If your refrigerator has a lot of condensation and moisture, if it is opened and closed often, things will go bad much mroe quickly. This is only a guide and we cannot guarantee the storage of any produce but are happy to help answer questions to help you enjoy your box to it's fullest. Remember that we do not gas our produce with chlorine so it will grow mold and go bad, proper storage is critical to longevity of fresh organic produce. Hope our beautiful box encourages you to try new things and eat better every day!
You can pay with the Google deposit online or you can leave a check at pick up for the deposit amount or you can make a BoA transfer.
Please understand that this is only a deposit. Once you get your bird, we will adjust the price to the actual weight of your bird at the per lb price you confirmed. If you made your deposit by Google, we will either credit you the difference or you can leave payment at pick up for the difference. Please note that if using Google a 2.5% + .30 transaction fee will be added to the final total amount. In the alternative, we can credit the Google deposit in full and you can pay by check or cash at pick up for the total of your particular bird.
We will also offer fresh turkeys for Christmas and will have that on the site in November for you to pre-order.
If you are starting your own group, a minimum of 11 members would have to pick up with you in most locations, some locations the minimum is 14. Your share is the 12th or 15th. You get your produce at no charge for sorting, allowing members to pick up, and accepting and depositing payments, if any.
Our site keeps track of payments, vacations, allergies, etc for each member as well as for the group if any quality issues or things don't arrive as expected.
If we have a group in your area ready to go, we can just start you as a coordinator immediately. If you have a group of at least 8 friends ready to start, we can probably start you giving you a couple weeks to hit the minimum. We look foward to speaking with you.