River Run Farm and Dungeness River Co-operative
Summer Farmshare 2016
Frequently Asked Questions:
I’m going to be away for a large chunk of the summer. Can I put my share on hold?
Our team is small, and our team shrinks to just two when it comes to admin! We cannot put your share on hold. But, we really encourage you to go out and talk to your friends, family and neighbors. Can they pick up your veg for you or even split the share down the middle? Or, think about a half share!
I don’t think I can commit to a Full Farmshare. Is there any way I can do a half share?
Yes, here are a couple of options…
OPTION 1 - You find a partner to divide your share with.
Your neighbor, your friend, your family, split a share with them! You don’t need to tell us anything other than who is splitting the share and their email addresses. We are happy to take two or three payments from separate individuals, whatever works for you and your shared-share team! If you choose this option, you are saving money on each box!
OPTION 2 - Sign up for a ‘half-share’ and collect your produce every other week.
This is the option that you can sign up for on the website. You will receive a full box of vegetables every other week (week 1, week 3, week 5, etc). These boxes are more expensive because of the extra administrative work it will take to pull this off. If you choose to split a Farmshare with a partner you will save $3 per box!
What if I can’t pick up my vegetables in the time specified for my drop-off point?
Please email email@example.com the Wednesday before and we will work with you and your drop-off site to see if your vegetables can be put aside for you to pick up at a time that works for you. Each pick-up point will have its quirks, but we’ll find a solution!
I hear you have an on-farm pick-up. How does that work?
Yes, we're inviting our neighbors and friends in Sequim to become members of our farm and receive a share of our harvest! Pick ups are every Thursday on the farm (2800 Woodcock Rd) starting on June 22nd. We ask that Peninsula Farmshare members pick up their box after 12pm. You may have noticed that the on-farm pick-up is a different price. We want to make sure that our shares reflect the costs of production, transportation, labor, etc. Keeping our produce on the farm means that the costs of production are significantly lower.
We're getting the word out a little late so we're also happy to take last minute and late sign ups and adjust the price accordingly. Sign up to become a member and pick up at the farm here: http://riverrun.farm/farm-shares/on-farm-pick-up-23-weeks-sequim-wa
How do the replacement days work?
If you miss a pick up or (two in the Full share), you can pick up your share on the replacement days. There are two replacement pick-ups in the Full Farmshare and one in the Summer Farmshare.
What if I can’t pick up my vegetables at all?
We suggest that you arrange for a friend or family member to pick up your box for you. They can keep it safe and sound until you get back or enjoy it themselves! We trust that you all can work it out, so no need to let us know in advance.
If that’s not an option for you, please drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org the Monday before that particular pick-up and we can arrange something with you.
What if I can’t pay in one go or I’d like to split a share? Is there a payment plan?
Yes, you can pay in separate installments. And we can take checks from different people. The payment plans are open to everyone, please see below for details. If you want to participate in a payment plan please send a check.
$223 by April 28th
$223 by May 26th
$224 by June 22nd
$161 by April 28th
$162 by May 26th
$162 by June 22nd
Feel free to send the payments in before those dates, too! You can also pay in two installments. It’s just easier for us to track payments with those deadlines in place. You can send your payments by check to:
River Run Farm
2800 Woodcock Road
Sequim, WA 98382
Is there a deadline?
Yes, please make your payments by June 8th in order for us to include you in our Farmshare!
How does the “refer a friend” deal work?
If your friend signs up online, make sure that they put your name in the “recommendation from a friend” text box. If your friend pays by check, they will receive a confirmation email asking if they were referred by a friend. We'll keep track of your referrals and confirm with you after the sign-up period has ended in June. Then, we will send the appropriate amount of vouchers depending on how many referrals you get (1-4 friends is a $20, etc). We’ll have $5 and $10 vouchers that need to be used at one time at any of the summer Farmer's Markets. We’ll make sure everyone gets the correct amount in vouchers. Here is the deal: 1-4 friends = $20; 5-9 friends = $60; 10 friends = $100.
Can I use EBT/SNAP to pay for my share?
We’re working on it! Watch this space!
How will I know what vegetables I will get from week to week? What if I don’t know how to prepare them?
One of the most exciting things about getting a share in our farm is that you get to eat with the seasons! That also means that you may be eating things you’ve never tried before or more of something than you’ve had before. What we’re really excited about is growing the staples, like greens, potatoes, carrots, to a really high standard. Your Farmshare will be the backbone of your cooking week!
A typical box will look like:
1 bag of carrots
1 head of lettuce
1-2 bunches of greens (kale, chard, spinach)
1 bag of potatoes
1-2 onions, shallots, leeks, or garlic
4-6 specialty items. These vary depending on the availability, but might include:
Leeks, broccoli, fennel, radishes, arugula, stir-fry mix, turnips, beets
We will be sharing recipes, news from the farm, and updates about produce through a weekly newsletter that you will receive via email before each drop-off. We may also slip some printed recipes or instructions into your box from time to time.
What if I really don’t like a particular vegetable?
We completely understand that everyone has vegetable preferences. At every drop-off there will be a ‘trade-box’ where you can swap vegetables. All we ask is that you use the box responsibly and trade one or two items at most.
Who is growing my vegetables anyhow?
River Run is a small, organic farm on the Olympic Peninsula. We are a team of young, passionate food-growers. You might have met or emailed Anna or Elizabeth. We will be in touch most regularly. Elizabeth is responsible for getting those vegetables into Seattle for your enjoyment, but feel free to ask her about produce, payments, and administrative details, too! If you need to get a hold of the farm for any reason please use the email@example.com and someone will be in touch! You’ll meet the rest of the 2017 River Run crew by reading our monthly newsletter and keeping up to date with us on instagram and facebook!