Hundred Fruit Farm Buyer's Club
* UPDATE 4/8/20 - Unfortunately, we have reached our maximum enrollment for the Buyer's Club for this season and are unable to accept new members. If you are interested in joining at some point in the future, please join our waiting list by clicking on the button below. There is no commitment to be on the waiting list, it just means we will reach out to you if and when a membership spot opens up to see if you still want to join.*
The Buyer's Club is back for the 2020 season! After taking a break for the 2019 season, the Buyer's Club is back and better than ever! We'll have more strawberries and raspberries, more veggies, and twice-weekly pickup options!
What is our Buyer's Club? It's kind of like a COSTCO or BJ's membership, in which members pay a membership fee and then have exclusive access to discounted items. And that's pretty much how our buyer's club works, too! Members will pay for an annual membership, and then each week, members can place an order for whatever they want to buy, at discounted rates from what you would expect to see at a farmers' market or co-op.
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MEMBERSHIP PRICING AND BENEFITS
Annual Membership Cost: $50
Your membership will last for the entire 2020 growing season - from roughly mid-May to early November.
Benefits of Membership:
discounted prices on all products
$5 pastured eggs (fed transitional organic feed)
weekly free items
easy online ordering
exclusive access to U-pick fruits and berries
exclusive access to limited items like strawberries and mushrooms
lots of animals to see each week - supervised kids are welcome, too!
a big thank you from us for supporting our farm!
When are pickup days/times?
Pickup days are on Wednesday from 12 pm to 7 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm. Members can choose which day they would like to come for pickup when they put their order in. Members don't have to stick with a given day throughout the season.
How do I order?
Members will have access to an online order form each week where they can pick from whatever we have available that week. We'll harvest your order and have it ready for you on the pickup day, where you then pay for it. The online ordering process is so streamlined, you can easily place your order in under a minute!
What kind of items are available for purchase?
Buyer's club members will be able to buy an assortment of vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, fruits, and pastured eggs. We will have lots of vegetables and herbs, but each year we will have more kinds of fruits available and in larger amounts. We should have lots of strawberries and raspberries in 2020!
Earlier in the season will include more greens and root vegetables and as the season progresses, more things will become available and some things will go out of season. (No matter how much we'd like to, we can't grow tomatoes and eggplants in May and spinach in the middle of summer!) But here's a sample list of some of the produce that will be probably available at some point during the season:
leafy greens: chard, spinach, lettuce, mustard greens, kale, collards, pea shoots, perilla, broccoli rabe, broccoli, fennel
root vegetables: radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes
spring onions, onions, garlic
fruit/berries: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, ground cherries, pawpaws, elderberries
herbs: thyme, rosemary, basil, mint, sage, dill, cilantro, parsley
tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, hot peppers
cucumbers, zucchini, melon, summer squash, pumpkins, winter squash
mushrooms: shiitake and wine cap
Are you certified organic? What are your farming methods like?
We use only regenerative, organic-approved methods, but we do not bother with the costly and burdensome certification process, as we would have to pass the cost onto our CSA members. Our customers are able to come directly to our farm and see for themselves the regenerative farming practices we use - without pesticides, chemical fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs. Our farm makes use of crop rotations, integrated pest management, beneficial insect habitat, compost, cover crops, and other organic management practices. We also make a point of not using black plastic mulch and only using natural mulches like straw, compost, and wood chips.
I heard that organic farms still use certain pesticides. Do you do this?
It's true that many organic farms use natural pesticides allowed under the organic certification rules, but we do not use pesticides of any kind, even the ones approved for organic production. We have a completely no spray philosophy. We rely instead on a combination of birds, beneficial insects, and integrated pest management to holistically manage pests in a natural way without using even organic-approved sprays.
Do I have to order something every week?
No, absolutely not! You only place an order if you want to get something that week.
Is there a work commitment for this?
Our buyer's club requires no work commitment. If you want to volunteer, let us know, as we can always use extra hands. But it is in no way required as part of membership.
Any additional questions?
If you have any other questions about our Buyer's Club which are not addressed here, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.