Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome

WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM–

Buyer’s Group for the 2021 season starts January 14th and closes late  June–This was our SEVENTH year!  

Buyer’s Group has 2 Groups: “A” has Produce the 1st & 3rd Thursday, “B” has Produce the 2nd & 4th Thursday.  Want produce weekly?–sign up for both groups.  Walk-In’s Welcome–no Box Purchase required to shop The Store! Current Information on boxes and what is for sale is posted here and at Lloyd Craft Farms Facebook page.  If we have EXTRA Boxes from surplus inventory they are posted for sale on Friday.

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Buyer’s Group dates for 2021

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

 January 21                                                            January 14, 28

February 4, 18                                                         February 11, 25

March 4, 18                                                            March 11, 25

April 1, 15                                                               April 8, 22

APRIL 29th is a FIFTH Thursday–Sign up the week before (open to members and non-members alike!)

May 6, 20                                                                May 13, 27  

June 3, 17                                                               June 10, 24

CSA starts in July…if garden is not quite ready then the Buyer’s Group can be extended a week or two into July.  

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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.  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.  This year we added Asparagus, Cauliflower, and Broccoli to be purchased conventionally or organic, depending on quality and availability.  

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Nuts and Bolts of the program:  

  • Lloyd Craft Farms is the Administrator of the program, other participants are Members (guaranteed a Special Box at Pick Up), and Walk-in’s (those that come to shop without membership)…Everyone who likes organic or high quality vegetables and fruits…herbs and mushrooms!  
  • Members usually sign up prior to the start.  We ask that Members commit for 9-10 Thursday’s from January 16 through May 28. We run two Groups (A&B), and are limited to 50 members for each group. No Down-payment required. Sign up by email (craftterri@rtconnect.net) or text to 431-1219.  A Memo of Understanding gives specific details– copy under a separate tab at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com   
  • Special Box- $30 each time.   Schedule for Group A and Group B at the top.   Payment due when you pick up the Special Box.  Send a friend if you can’t make it, or let me know the week before and I’ll put your Box up for sale.   
  • Additional produce is for sale in The Store that is run in conjunction with the Thursday Pick Up.
  • Location is Bee Healthy, 635 Big Horn Ave, Worland.  
  • Can’t make it?  Let us know and we can store your Box in the cooler for as long as the Sunday after Thursday Buyer’s Group.
  • You can opt out of a Special Box by letting us know a week in advance so we have time to make other arrangements.  
  • 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 expenses.  They will not be discounted (as the Administrator’s Special Box is) but priced as that day. 
  • The Buyer’s Group is a separate program from the CSA/Special Box Program, or Fall Friday Sales! Each is structured a little bit different–but all provide fresh and/or local produce 10 months out of a year.  

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 (updated 11/9/2020)

 

 

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