Here are some frequently asked questions:
- Are there membership fees?
- Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
- How do I order?
- When do I pay?
- When and Where do I pick up my order?
- Why Support Locally Grown?
- How can I sell through this market?
And here are some answers:
Are there membership fees?
To help us provide farm tours, educational programs, and to help us with our overhead costs, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $25 per household for one calendar year. We also charge a nominal percentage to cover software costs associated with maintaining our Web site.
Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
Unlike some co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of produce (and you might not know what you’re getting until you get it), with Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The weekly email lists the produce, milled products, fresh flowers, and artisan goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
Sometimes we may make CSAs available to our membership, in which case you’d pick up your grab bag at one of our convenient drop-offs, versus having to go to the farm to get it. Win-win!!
How do I order?
Each Thursday evening, a list of available products is sent to all of our registered customers by e-mail. Customers must place their order for the week no later than Monday at noon. Orders can be placed here on our website. You will receive a confirmation email with the approximate charges for your orders. This balance is only an estimate, as some meat or cheeses are sold by the pound, but each piece weighs differently.
You may click on any of the pay Pal buttons to pay.
When do I pay?
We are accepting on-line payments through Pay Pal, a proven safe method.Click on the “Donate” button, which takes you directly to PayPal and type in the amount you would like to deposit. We may have to adjust your total after we receive the week’s order (to account for items that were unexpectedly unavailable or others that are estimated based on weight, etc.)
You may wish to deposit a certain amount of funds to draw down from , or deposit the amount owed on drop-off day, after the prices have been adjusted.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
During the months of June-August, you may pick up at the Anderson Farmer’s Market building from 5-7 PM on Tuesdays.
You may pick up your order at Clemson Montessori school at 204 Pendleton Road, Clemson,fron 4:30-5:15 PM. If you aren’t able to be there, please send a friend to pick up your order. We are not responsible for orders that are not picked up, and you will not be refunded.
Why Support Locally Grown?
Enhance your local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
How can I sell through this market?
If you’ve already created a customer account here, simply go to Our Growers and click on ‘Join this Market’. This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step.
We do charge a sign-up fee of $50 (which we can deduct from your sales) as well as 10% of your overall sales. We use these fees to cover the cost of things such as coolers, bags, advertising, classes, and more.
Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you do get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or HeidiULG@gmail.com if you would like more information.