The produce that is provided will be purchased in bulk from Albert's Organics and a handful of local organic farmers. Each box will be packed with a variety of contents including 3-5 fruits and 4-5 vegetables. It will be common to see some overlapping selections from week to week. We try to focus on what is in season at the time to help increase quality and quantity.
The Pick Up
We now have 4 pickup locations!!!
To protect our families, exact addresses will be given once you are officially enrolled in the co-op
Veteran's Memorial Elementary School - North Naples (north of Immokolee Rd and Livingston Rd) - *** DELIVERIES WILL START IN 2013***Thursday Delivery Coordinated by Andrew and Debbie Borowski
Naples Greenola - Pine Ridge (near Pine Ridge Rd and Goodlette-Frank Rd) - Thursday Delivery Coordinated by Jess and Todd Bergel
Midtown Organics- Central Naples (off Goodlette-Frank Rd near the Naples Zoo) - Tuesday delivery Coordinated by Lynn Hunter and family
Island Organics - Marco Island (Estates Area) - Tuesday delivery coordinated by Patti Cohen and packed by all the wonderful students in her homeschool co-op group
All shipments of produce will arrive at the specified location each and every Tuesday or Thursday. We are asking each member plans to pick up their produce sometime between 3pm and 7pm(VME between 3-6pm). We DO NOT have refrigeration, so to ensure the quality of your produce it is important to come at that time. We expect each participant to pick up their produce the afternoon of the delivery. We will not leave produce outside overnight and bags will not be put back out the following day. So, if you need to make other arrangements because of an unexpected emergency, please let us know by phone.
ALL PAYMENTS for deliveries need to be submitted one week prior to your first shipment. This way we can have a solid number for our ordering well in advance of our order date. The first payment includes your first two weeks and the cost of your re-usable bags(or tote rental) for the produce. Weekly $15 shares have an initial payment of $35. $25 shares have a $60 initial payment. These payments can be given to your coordinator on the previous pickup day, paid via paypal or sent in the mail. In the following weeks, we will expect you to drop off your payment of $15 or $25 the week previous to the shipment, at the same time that you pick up your produce for the current week.
A tote will be packed with produce for each weekly participant. Each member will need to bring a bag of their choice to transfer their produce share into for transport to their home. Members are then responsible for wiping out their bin and returning it to the storage location so they are clean, dry and ready for next week's produce.
Lastly, just for record keeping purposes, would you please fill out our join form with you complete contact information. We will primarily use email as a means of communication, but we would like to have phone and post mail as an option if we need it.
You can also keep in touch with us and get more info on the week's deliveries and co-op happenings via facebook. Just "like" our page and you'll automatically get new updates.