Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome IN FULL PROGRESS RIGHT NOW (Jan-May)

WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM–

Buyer’s Group for the 2019 season starts January 3rd, and closes May 31st–This is our FIFTH year!  Sign up to guarantee a box full of fruits and veggies…We call them Special Boxes.  

The Buyer’s Group has 2 Groups: “A” has Produce the 1st & 3rd Thursday, “B” has Produce the 2nd & 4th Thursday–January through May.  Membership is limited so we can handle the Boxes, BUT Thursday sales are open to anyone–Walk-In’s Welcome! Information is posted here and at Lloyd Craft Farms Facebook page weekly.

(March and May have a 5th THURSDAY–sign up for a 5th THURSDAY SPECIAL BOX by the Thursday before.  5th THURSDAY SPECIAL Boxes are open to anyone, you do not have to be a member of Buyer’s Group A or B for the 5th THURSDAY SPECIAL BOXES.  If you want Produce weekly, sign up for both Group A and B.)

The goal of the Buyer’s Group is to bring in USDA Certified Organic produce* throughout the winter when the Garden is not producing yet, and to take advantage of the buying power of a group.  (Buyer’s Group meets the minimum requirement and shipping needs of Spokane Produce.)  Members will be guaranteed a cross section of produce through the Special Box at a reduced price from open sales.  The Members commitment to the program makes it possible for everyone else–members and walk-ins alike!  🙂

*We sell some Conventionally raised citrus, mangoes, avocados, and pineapples following the guidelines of pesticide levels as reported by the Environmental Working Group–Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists are posted under our Nutrition Page.

Nuts and Bolts of the program:  

  • Lloyd Craft Farms is the Administrator of the program. 
  • Members usually sign up prior to the start–Participation is limited to 30 members for each group.  Sign up by email (craftterri@rtconnect.net) or text to 431-1219.  A Memo of Understanding gives specific details– request a copy at craftterri@rtconnect.net for more detail.  
  • Special Box- $25 each time, $50 a month.  Members commit to participate for 10 Thursday’s.  Schedule for Group A and Group B is posted at the bottom.  No Down-payment required.  Payment due when produce is picked up–Send a friend if you can’t make it, or let me know the week before and I’ll put it up for sale.
  • Additional Produce or Extra’s  are items the Administrator orders for open sale to both Members and Walk-in’s alike– Extra’s also may include Lloyd Craft Farms produce:  potatoes (fingerlings), winter squash, carrots, onions, celery root, or cabbage…as long as supplies last.  
  • Location is the back room at Bee Healthy, 635 Big Horn Avenue, Worland.  Time– 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Stop in earlier in the day to get the best selection!
  • We can hold things in our cooler at the farm if you are not able to make it Thursday, but we ask that you let us know ahead of time and will store it in the cooler instead of having it at Bee Healthy all day.  You can pick it up before the weekend is over!  
  • You can opt out of a Special by letting us know a week in advance so we have time to sell the box.  
  • At the end of the Thursday we may post extra Special Boxes for sale on our Facebook page, and here.  These are put together from our left-overs, and necessary to move the stock and cover our check.  They will not be discounted (as the Administrator’s Special is) but priced as that day, with an additional $1.50 for the box. 
  • The Buyer’s Group is a separate program from the CSA, or Fall Friday Sales! Each is structured a little bit different–but all provide fresh and local produce 10 months out of a year.  

 

Buyer’s Group dates for 2018…2019 to be posted in December

Group A-1st and 3rd Thursday                         Group B-2nd and 4th Thursday 

 

January 4th and 18th                                           January 11th and 25th                                      

February 1st and 15th                                           February 8th and 22nd

March 1st and 15th                                                March 8th and 22nd

April 5th and 19th                                                  April 12th and 26th

May 3rd and 17th                                                    May 10th and 24th

 

Fifth Thursday’s- Sign up the Week Before (open to members AND others)

 March 29th

May 31st

 

 (updated 12/29/2017)

 

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