Message from Your Market Manager
HAPPY NEW YEAR
AMEN! Our online Market is open every other week starting this week until the end-of-year 2015 holidays. This calendar shows all the “green” weeks that our Market will be open in 2015. Suggest that you save the link as a favorite!
PLEASE HELP US SELL OUT
As many of you know, our Market is growing and some of our suppliers require a minimum purchase which makes me have to ask you, our valued customers, to consider doing the majority of your food shopping through our Market! Availability varies from Market to Market so please don’t wait for an item to reappear as we cannot guarantee it will appear each time.
Kudos to many of St. Petersburg’s finest urban Growers like Pioneer Settlement Garden, Brenon’s Homegrown, Ida’s Garden, and Nathan’s Natural Veggies for their dedication to growing chemical-free vegetables within St. Petersburg’s city limits! We are entering our FIFTH year of this Market and all of these folks—and our other valued producers—have been right there with us, cheering us on. WE THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOYALTY TO OUR CUSTOMERS. Please visit all of our Markets’ Grower’s pages and get to know your farmers!
EXOTIC FRUITS AND PLANTS
Have you yet noticed our new Grower Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World and the awesome variety of exotic fruit & vegetable plants she offers exclusively to our Market Customers? Debra Black is an active member of the Tampa Bay Rare Fruit Council and well versed in this area. Check out her Grower page for more evidence of Debra’s passion!
MORE FRESH STRAWBERRIES & THIS WEEK’S FRUIT
Direct from Plant City’s Strawberry Passion Farms in addition to sour oranges (calamondins), ruby pink grapefruit, papayas, galas, Medjool dates, Carambolas (aka star fruit), and bosc pears.
NEW GROWER WITH LAMB ON NEXT MARKET
Check out new Grower Alexandra Lake Farm in Dade City joining us on the Market Jan. 19th! Lamb cuts…
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST CUSTOMERS
Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.
Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.