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Author Topic: drop off points at businesses
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  L'il Farmer
  Big Lake, MN
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drop off points at businesses    (Posted Sat, Jan 26 '13 at 01:10 UTC)

When CSAs have drop offs at businesses from x to x time, how do they do that? Is someone from the farm there the whole time? How do they keep it fresh? Any info on business parking lots drop offs?

Grandma's Garden, naturally raised veggies, herbs and cut flowers.
 Ohiorganic
 Eaton
Re: drop off points at businesses    (Posted Sat, Jan 26 '13 at 03:28 UTC)

You can do this a few ways.

have a totally unmanned drop point with shares in coolers that you pick up a few hours after drop off. Lots can go wrong with scenario including people who are not members of the CSA taking shares

Have a person who works at the business and is a CSA member man the drop point. This person would get a discounted share and would be responsible for making sure the right people get the shares, collects any bags/boxes dropped off by members and answers questions

You man the drop point

Lucy Goodman Boulder Belt Eco-Farm Eaton, OH http://boulderbelt.blogspot.com http://www.boulderbeltfarm.com
 L'il Farmer
 Big Lake, MN
Re: drop off points at businesses    (Posted Sun, Jan 27 '13 at 01:53 UTC)

Hmm. So far I just do one day a week at my job. I always pack in coolers with ice jugs and I park on the edge where it is shady in the morning and I put the coolers outside the car. Those people have my work hours to pick up. I was just wondering what other ideas there were and what people do about drop offs. I don't understand how produce is kept fresh without the coolers.

Grandma's Garden, naturally raised veggies, herbs and cut flowers.
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