Bulk Purchasing from Local Farms!
The Local Food Buying Club has undergone operational changes. An iteration of this program has transitioned to the Stevens Point Area Cooperative in 2018.
History of Farmshed’s Local Food Buying Club (LFBC)
The LFBC was a community initiative that enabled people to purchase local produce in bulk with the option of processing those items in the Farmshed kitchen for long-term storage. The club’s intention was to inspire participation from people at all places on the food spectrum, and encourage individuals to learn from one another, share in the preservation experience, and eat nutritious, quality locally grown produce year round.
- From March 1 through April 1, members can reserve cases of local produce either by filling out the form online or in-store.
- Put down a case deposit of $10 on reserved cases by April 15. Deposits can be paid for either over the phone or in-store.
- Members will be notified to confirm the order prior to order being placed, with information on when case(s) will be available to pick up.
- Pick up your produce case(s) from the Co-op and enjoy: can it, freeze it, consume it all fresh (we won’t judge), and savor the taste of community produce over the long winter months!
Contact Meliss at the Stevens Point Area Co-op for all the details or visit the webpage.
Resources for Buying Locally in Bulk
Check out these resources from Oregon State University-Extension to help you plan quantities for your bulk purchasing:
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