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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 this market?
And here are some answers:
Are there membership fees?
At this time, we are offering a free annual membership. This may change in the future if funds are needed to keep this online market going. You will be notified in advance of any change to membership requirements.
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, from the farms that you want. The weekly email lists the produce, meats, dairy, milled products, valued added products, and artisan goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
How do I order?
Each Monday morning at 8 am, a list of available products is sent to all of our registered customers by e-mail. Customers must place their order for the week no later than Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Orders can be placed here on our website. Ordering online provides you with detailed information about our products and vendors.
We may adjust these times and days in the future to accommodate our customers demands.
When do I pay?
We accept cash only when you pick up your order. We may have to adjust your total at pickup (to account for unannounced items you decide to purchase at the pick up spot or items that were unexpectedly unavailable, or variable package weight of some items). We do not accept advance payment on the website at this time; that may change in the future.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
Thursday from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm customers can pick-up their orders at the Depot. The building is located on Broadway (Hwy. 11 between Main (Hwy. 37) and Walnut. Come in the West end entrance. Watch for email updates.
We understand that sometimes there are circumstances that arise that make pick up difficult. We will need a phone call ahead of time or you need to make arrangements for someone to pick up your order. Unfortunately, growers products are perishable and they would not be able to recoup their loss, so no-shows are a real problem. Just talk to us; we know life happens.
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 the United States 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 this market?
If you’ve already created a customer account here, simply go to Our Growers and click on ‘If you would like to sell through this market, please tell us about yourself and a market manager will contact you. This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step. The online market is free to all registered vendors of the Winnsboro Farmers’ Market. The current registration fee is $35 for registering before March 31st. After that the rate is $50. Registration forms can be found at City Hall (501 S. Main Street), Chamber of Commerce (Main & Broadway) or online at www.winnsborofarmersmarket.com. Make checks payable to City of Winnsboro. 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.
There is a 3% fee for all sales on the online market. This money goes directly to the webhost for hosting the website. There are no other fees. If you decide you only want to do the online market and don’t want to be a registered vendor with the Saturday farmers’ market there will be an 8% fee for all sales instead of 3%. The additional 5% will go toward advertising and administration.