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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?
In order to continually provide you with the best market possible, we ask that you pay a small annual fee of $25 per household for one calendar year. You are welcome to have a free trial of two orders before you pay the membership. On your third order the website will automatically add the membership fee to your order.
Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
Unlike other co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t 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 products and goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
How do I order?
Customers must place their order between 10am Sunday and 10pm Tuesday each week while the online ordering system is open. Just select The Market tab at the top of the page to shop the available items from our growers. To confirm that your order was completed, please check your email for a confirmation invoice. If you do not receive the email confirmation, you will need to place your order again. Give the system at least 30 minutes to generate a confirmation.
Growers receive their orders that same night and harvest on Thursdays.
When do I pay?
We accept cash, cards, or checks when you pick up your order. Because we may have to adjust your total (to account for unnanounced items you decide to purchase or items that were unexpectedly unavailable), we do not accept advance payment on the website.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
Orders are picked-up at The Georgia Mercantile Company located at 60 Broad Street, Senoia, GA 30276. We’re open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Pick up for the online market is Thursday after 4pm and anytime through Sunday. You are more than welcome and we encourage you to stop by anytime to see what we are about, and how our operation works! Each week some of our growers may bring extra items they harvested to sell to visitors, but the best selection and variety is on the online market. Signing up is easy, and your first two orders are free of the membership charge!
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 ‘If you would like to sell through this market, please tell us about yourself and a market manager will contact you.’. This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step. We do charge a market fee of $50 annually (which we can deduct from your sales) as well as 10% of your overall sales. 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 if you want more information.