With the exception of packing and delivering orders, and thawing frozen pipes, it has been a fairly uneventful week at the farm. Like the rest of you we're just hunkering down until the cold weather passes.
The lettuce shortage that I have heard so much about finally became a reality this week. We order our lettuce through Galimax, a company that distributes produce for farmers in Southern Alberta. This week they were unable to get us any of the butter lettuce that we typically have available. Supply is uncertain for the coming week, but we we can't get butter lettuce we will have a different lettuce to substitute, likely red or green batavia lettuce.
New This Week
We have been able to get our hands on some BC grown Ambrosia apples which are crisp, sweet and delicious. They will be up on the store this weekend.
We also got a shipment of Chickadee farms herbs in. These super high quality herbs come from Flatbush, AB which is about 2 hours north of Edmonton. If you are starting to think about your Christmas meal some of these herbs will add some great flavor to your turkey, stuffing or vegetable roast.
Referral Program - Did you know that we have a referral program? Each time you refer a new customer to us each of you will receive a $25 credit. Once you are logged into your account you will see a "Refer a friend" tab at the top of your page. Click on that and share the link. When someone signs up using that link you will both automatically have a $25 added to your account. Here is a quick how to if you need more help: https://harvie.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360044975613
Customization cut off time - your box is open for customization until this Sunday at 10:00 pm. Please take a look at what is in your box and make any adjustments necessary.
Missing Items - Please let us know about any packing errors so that we can give you a credit for any missed items. Please reach out to email@example.com to let us know about missed items.
Quality - if any items you receive from us are not up to your standards please let me know so that we have a chance to make things right for you.
Setting preferences - if you haven't already set your preferences - and even if you haven't done so recently - doing so will help you to get the most out of this program. Here is information on setting your preferences - https://harvie.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360021794754-How-do-preferences-work-
Home Delivery - if you have signed up for home delivery and don't expect to be home on Thursday afternoon you can leave a cooler out for us to put your order into. If the forecast is cold, putting a hot water bottle into your cooler will help to keep the chill off.
Missed pick ups - if you know in advance that you will not be able to make it to your pick up please reschedule or cancel your order through your Harvie account. Here is a how to on doing that. https://harvie.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001542514-How-to-skip-reschedule-or-change-a-delivery-location. You can make these changes until the customization cut off period on Sunday night at 7:00pm.
If after the cut off period you learn that you are not able to pick up, please let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at 403-506-3634. Please do not contact drop site hosts about missed pick ups.
Any orders that are not picked up 24 hours after the pick up window will be donated or used as we see fit in order to minimize waste.
Thanks so much for working with us to support the local economy, strengthen the local supply chain, and connect farmers and producers with eaters.