Wish our Southern Illinois CSA pickup location was more convenient for you? Want to get a discount on your CSA share costs? You can become the Host of a Ryder Family Farm CSA pickup site! Site hosts make our share pickup more accessible for others and they save money off the cost of their own shares.
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Are you running to and from kids activities all week long? What if there was a CSA pickup scheduled at that softball game or dance rehearsal? Or maybe a CSA drop at your workplace would be most convenient. Would your coworkers also enjoy weekly deliveries of produce? Talk to folks about signing up.
To become the host of a pickup site for our Southern Illinois CSA, you must have a safe, covered area at your location where boxes can be dropped off and protected from both rain, sun and critters. A covered porch is ideal.
As the Host of a pickup site, YOU:
In some cases we can deliver shares to your pickup site for free!
Time Frame. We provide you an approximate time frame when we can deliver to your site and when members may stop by to pick up their boxes. To preserve freshness share pickup needs to immediately follow our delivery to you. This drop time information will be listed in our directory for members to see. You do not need to be home during the delivery.
No-Shows. If a member does not pick up their share by 8pm on the date of delivery, and if prior arrangements are not made, the share is turned over to you, the pickup site host.
Location. Allocate a space, (i.e. your backyard, deck, porch, etc.,) for the CSA shares. Boxes must be kept in the shade and have cover from the rain. Set up a routine so your members know where to find their share. You may take a hands-on or hands-off role in the distribution of the shares. If you wish to change the location of the CSA shares, please contact the CSA Manager and any CSA members who are currently picking up at your site.
Away on Vacation. If you are unable to accept deliveries to your site while you are away on vacation, please make arrangements for a different member to host a temporary pickup site at their residence.
Discounts. As outlined above, some pickup site hosts receive delivery free of charge. Additionally, you will receive the following discounts depending on the number of members signed up to pick up at your site:
10% off your CSA subscription if you have 5 members or more pick up at your site;
15% off if you have 7 members or more;
25% off if you have 10 members or more;
50% if you have 12 members, or;
FREE if you have 15 members or more.
Deadline for Discounts. Discounts will be applied during the first week of delivery. Hosts will pay in full and be reimbursed the amount of their discount in the form of a check once discounts are calculated or they may choose to apply their discount amount to future orders with The Ryder Family Farm.