s the past few weeks have unfolded, we’ve been asking ourselves as a farm, “how can we help”? We believe two of the most basic things people need now and always are good food and community.
We have set up an online store with meats, and a few veggies. (We’ll add more veggies in later weeks as they become available). A possible silver lining in this is we all have more time to be at home with family. Cooking together can be quality time. You can order what you want online, and either:
Order by midnight Thursday for that Saturday's delivery.
We'll update the store with new inventory every Sunday or Monday
We are only opening the store to CSA members this first week, for a few reasons. First, as our core farm supporters, we take care of you first. It’s part of our CSA philosophy. So if there are glitches, or anything looks funny in the ordering process or emails, please tell us so we can fix it. So, please order what you need, but don’t share the link with others, at least this first week.
Community: how can we help, how can you help?
This is a new online store for us… we got it set up quickly to meet the needs of people who are homebound but need food! Or, who wan a safe pickup option for quality food. We also know that connection to others and community is important! We’ll try to give fun updates on what’s happening on the farm, photos and videos of the kids and otherwise hopeful news to keep you feeling connected and uplifted. We’ll also continue to share recipes as you may be cooking more, and please share your recipes and strategies by email or on our FB page!
Can you help feed another family? On a more serious note, some families are really struggling right now with food insecurity. We can make some food donations, but we need help. We have some local networks that can get food to families in need. In the online store there is an option to “feed another family,” and price points for that. We’ll create meat bundles for those families based on what is entered.
What precautions are we taking?
The Douglass Loop Farmers Market is now an open-air grocery. It has a slightly different location, in the main parking lot of the church, 2005 Douglass Blvd, and reduced hours 10-1. Please note the no socializing policy for the market. This is important to be sure the market can continue as an essential service, and is not a social event. We will be practicing extra stringent sanitation measures in preparation for and during the pickup, including the obvious hand washing and hand sanitizer, disinfecting any touched tables or items after each person, and implementing a no touch policy during pickup. Your order will be pre-paid, so we'll set your order on the table, step back, and then you can pick it up. For walk-up orders, we'll be wearing gloves and masks, and switching gloves for anyone paying on site. Preorders are the way to go, so preorder if you can! We will be sanitizing all items before and after pickup, and are thoroughly cleaning our packing and storage spaces at the farm. Also, we won’t be using any reusable packaging for the time being.
Thanks as always for your support! We look forward to continuing to provide essential food for you and your family.