For reminding you how the online market works, and for helping first-timers to get up and running.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
- Are there membership fees?
- Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
- How do I order?
- When do I pay?
- When and Where do I pick up my order?
- Why Support Locally Grown?
- How can I sell through Old 99 Farm
- Is Old 99 Certified Organic?
- Will you be open during Covid19 pandemic?
And here are some answers:
Are there membership fees?
To help us provide farm tours, educational programs, and to help us with our overhead costs, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $10 per household for one calendar year. You are welcome to try us for two orders before officially becoming members.
Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
Unlike some co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want. The weekly email lists the produce available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
How do I order?
You can order at any time by logging at the website and checking off which items and how many you want. You will see a total and receive an email confirmation.
Usually Sunday evening, a list of available products is sent to you by e-mail. You place your order for the week no later than Wednesday evening. Orders can be placed here on our website or by responding directly to the e-mail. We prefer you to order through this web site as it is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes us to process orders as well as provide you with detailed information about our products.
When do I pay?
We accept cash or checks when you pick up your order. Because we may have to adjust your total then (to account for unannounced items you decide to purchase or items that were unexpectedly unavailable), we do not accept advance payment on the website.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
From 3pm until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday you can pick-up your produce at the farm. If you have a preferred pickup time, let me know to make other arrangements and I will happily accommodate as best I can.
Why Support Locally Grown?
Enhance your local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in Canada has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
How can I sell through Old 99 Farm
If you’ve already created a customer account here, simply go to Our Growers and click on ‘Join this Market’. This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step. We do charge 10% of your overall sales. Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you do get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information.
Is Old 99 Certified Organic?
Not at this time. However I grow without chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. The site has been chemical free for at least 5 years. The land is a permaculture design utilizing all natural growing methods and inputs.
Will you be open during Covid19 pandemic?
Yes we will be open for you to get one of the best defenses against viral infections: healthy food, nutrient dense fruits and vegetables, eggs and meats. If you contact the virus, you are 80% sure to symptom free or mild symptoms.
But we will take precautions. Orders in advance will be set out for you, no need to come in the store. Use e-transfer so no cash passes hands(a serious transmission vector we’re told). We’ll wear gloves to avoid bringing viruses into the farm environment.