Every week we deliver fresh produce for you at one of four sites. You choose which site is most convenient for you. You get 6-8 produce items, most of which are choices (say, between carrots and beets, or between zucchini and cucumbers). All the produce is cleaned and bunched, and ready to bag. The main season goes from May – October. At the Merc Monday and Topeka sites we also offer extended seasons:
Early season starting 1st week of April
Late season November and December
Winter season January through March (Limited selection – twice a month)
The economy bag (available on Thursdays at the Community Merc only) usually includes 5-7 items, some of them in smaller portions.
At most sites subscribers pay an initial $90 deposit. ($80 for economy subscription Thursdays at the Lawrence Merc)
The deposit covers your last 3 bags and a small administrative fee.
Subscribers then pay $22 per week for the regular bag or $18 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 $22 bag. (or $18 for the economy bag at Merc Thursday pick up only).
At the JCCC and Olathe sites, there is a $24 signup fee but no deposit, and payment is due the first week of each month.
What if I go on vacation?
Contact your site coordinator at least 3 days in advance. We won’t bring your produce and you won’t be charged for that week. You can also choose to gift your produce to a friend.
Do I have to pay if I forget?
If you do not let us know ahead of time we will go ahead and prepare your share. 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 weeks.
What if I can’t make it during normal pick up hours?
At the Merc location only you can pick up until the store closes. (normally 10pm) The site coordinator will make your choices for you and leave your bag 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.