Every week, starting in May, we deliver a bag of fresh produce for you at one of five drop off sites. You choose which site is most convenient for you. Typically, a regular bag includes 6-8 produce items, a few of which offer you a choice (say, between carrots and beets, or between zucchini and cucumbers). The economy bag (available in Lawrence only) usually includes 5-7 items, some of them in smaller portions. All the produce is cleaned and bunched, and ready to bag.
At the Merc and Topeka sites we also offer:
Early season starting 1st week of April
Late season November and December
Winter season January through March (Limited selection – twice a month)
Returning members have priority in reserving spots until February 1, at which point we take all subscribers until our sites are full. Subscribers pay an $81 deposit. The deposit covers your last 3 bags and a small administrative fee.
Subscribers then pay $20 per week for the regular bag or $16 per week for the economy bag through the rest of the season (minus your last 3 bags paid for by your deposit.)
At the beginning of each month you pay what you owe from the previous month at $20 bag. (or $16 for the economy bag at LMH pick up only)
What if I go on vacation?
No problem. Just call your site coordinator 3 days in advance. Members can cancel twice per season; if you must be gone longer, we suggest that you have a friend pick up your bag for you.
Do I have to pay if I forget?
If you do not let us know ahead of time we will go ahead and prepare the bag. We’ll try to donate the produce to a charitable organization if you don’t pick it up, but remembering to pick it up is your responsibility, and we will have to charge you for missed bags.
What if I can’t make it during normal pick up hours?
At the Merc location only you can pick up a bag until the store closes. (normally 10pm) The site coordinator will not be available and you will not get make choices as your bag will be pre-made. Your bag will be at the information desk.
What if I want to make a Special Order?
Email your site coordinator at least 3 days in advance. The price of the special order will be added to your regular monthly bill.
What if I want to pay for an entire season up front?
Contact your site coordinator and they will tell you the amount you need to pay.