Communicating with Your FDC Crew

Please, with fresh tomatoes and crunchy summer vegetables on top, include your full name, depot pick up day, and location on all communications. It should look something like this: Jennifer Moore, Salem Thursday. This needs to be on questions, delivery requests, holds, especially orders, and any other contact request.

With several hundred members across three depots on two days, the number of communications coming through are welcome and a big part of what we do and why we’re here. We love hearing from you. However, no matter how much we want to, we don’t know each and every one of you by email handle or first name alone.

Since you know exactly who you are, including full details streamlines our ability to fulfill requests, answer communications, and help all our members in a timely fashion. It’s a small detail that goes a long way. Thank you, from the bottom of our berry baskets.

2016 Annual Meeting & Potluck

The Annual Meeting, which is just a few short days away, is a great opportunity to catch up offseason, meet members from other locations, and share what is always a fantastic meal! Aside from fun and food, there will be a brief business meeting to cover finance and the voting in of our 2016 Board of Directors. You will also get a chance to meet our main growers, Rob and Meghan Lynch from Riverland Farm in Sunderland, MA.

Make sure you have RSVP’d by replying to the email you received.
Place: Moraine Farm, 701 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Date: Sunday, February 28th
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm ET

You are welcome to arrive late or leave early depending on your schedule and the attention span of the smaller members of your party. We would really appreciate your attendance during the business meeting portion of the evening.

What to bring depends on the first letter of your last name.
A – J Main Course, K – R Sides / Salads, S – Z Desserts.
*Please bring place settings for everyone in your party (napkin, plate, bowl, cup, and cutlery).

Schedule for the evening 4:30 – 4:45 – Arrivals, 4:45 – 5:45 – Dinner,
5:45 – 6:15 – Business Meeting, Rob Lynch Update +Voting, 6:15 – 6:30 – Dessert

The FDC Board of Directors and staff sincerely hope you can come enjoy a meal with us, and help out by being present to vote.

Turkeys, Turkeys, Turkeys!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re getting a lot of questions about sources for locally raised turkeys. Below is a list that can get you started and a few links to where you can find more meat sources should you hope to expand your search. It’s also important to note that several places have already passed the deadline to order a turkey this year. Where we were able to verify that a turkey was in fact not available, the place was removed from this years list. Continue reading

House Passes DARK Act (HR 1599) – What You Can Do

dark actAs members of the Farm Direct Coop, we’re all expressing our interest in consciously grown fruits and vegetables. No matter your particular reason – sustainability, desire to support local, reducing exposure to pesticides… one thing is clear, you care about the food you eat.┬áRecently the US House of Representatives passed a bill that allows GMO (genetically modified organism) food companies not to identify their products as GMO’s. It also precludes states from creating GMO food labeling laws. Continue reading

Payments Due Soon, How Are We Doing, and the Top 3 FAQ’s

Payment Due Soon:

If you haven’t yet paid your final balance, it is due by August 1st .This means that unless you have a payment plan in place, you should be paying your balance to zero. If you are unsure of your balance, statements will be emailed before your next depot day. If you cannot make this payment in full, please reply to this email to set up a payment plan.

Please keep in mind that after August 1st, we ask that balances stay under $40. This allows members to make small purchases at the depots without having to write multiple small checks. Details about payment options can be found on our website under How The Coop Works. Continue reading