Here are some frequently asked questions:
- Are there membership fees?
- 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?
We are happy to be able to offer the customers the ability to become part of our market, free of charge! No membership fees!
When do I pay?
The market accepts cash, checks, credit or debit cards.
If paying by check or cash, we ask that you have payment ready, when you pick up your order. Checks must be made out to, Oakview Farm Meats. Cash must be placed in a ziplock bag with your name.
If you are paying by card, and have not yet given your card number to me, your market manager, you may phone me, at 937-926-4833, give me your number, and then I keep it on file for your market orders, so you don’t need to call me, again.
If you are a delivery customer, we must have a card payment.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
Thursday evenings from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., customers can pick-up their items at the site of Oakview Farm Meats, 1645 St. Rt. 54, Urbana, Ohio.
All orders will be boxed, and ready for you at pick up.
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 ‘Join this Market’. This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step. We charge a yearly fee like most markets, of 20.00, yearly. Vendors will be asked to pay markets 10% of sales (7% to cover market operating expenses and 3% for the software usage fee). Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you do get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information.