In particular... Thursday's schedule is tight.
I am allowing 15 minutes at each pick up point. Basically until all the boxes are off to those that are waiting within that 15 minute period. In the past this has actually been how it has worked out.
If you miss me, chances are I am still in town, please call my cell at 417-255-3974. Please note... I do NOT text and do not have voice mail set up. I only have the phone on while on the road and my soft spoken co-pilot may be the one who answers.
This is a CSA. Now, with most CSA's members have to pay ahead for all that they are going to get. If they leave on vacation for the week during the time they have paid for... the farmer is covered for the work they have done as the CSA member has already paid for that week. In most cases the fee could be upward to $500 or even $1000(I've seen even more) for a quarter year and it is all due prior to harvesting and delivery... many times due before planting so that the farmer can plant exactly what is going to be needed. We are working together with many farmers that are depending on you and us. We pay them when we pick up your order from them. Then, I request that you pay me when you pick up from me. In this way, many more people can take advantage of the program... not just the wealthy. That is very important to me.
Lets all work together on making this a good experience and one that can continue serving up good wholesome food to everyone in our community. Not require payment weeks or even months in advance and doesn't allow for skip weeks when needed as we do.