Today is the beginning of a brand new adventure for us and hopefully for some of you as well. Today we are opening Trogg's Hollow to sell our naturally homegrown produce to the public.
Over the last few years we have been gradually expanding our planting with the goal of eventually being able to provide local naturally grown produce to our friends, family, acquaintances and anyone else. Whether you are a localvore, a foodie, a slow food enthusiast, a health food nut or anything else, as long as you like good wholesome vegetables we got some stuff for you.
Here, as they say, is the 411:
For what's left of the 2010 Season we will be running 2 programs - the Weekly 1/2 Bushel and the A La Carte. Each program will be pay on pickup/delivery and first reserved/first filled. Weekly 1/2 bushel orders will be fulfilled first. Also, Weekly 1/2 Bushel members will be given first dibs on any items that are above and beyond the regular program, i.e. Southern Illinois Peaches. You can check the Veggie List to see what we expect to be ripe each week through the 4th week of October. All orders will be pickup/delivery on the Thursday of that week. Once we have a list of commitments we will decide if and to where we will be delivering or if and from where members will need to pickup their orders.
Weekly 1/2 Bushel
This is a box/basket/bag of weekly produce approximately 1/2 bushel in size; some weeks may be a little more while some weeks may be a little less depending on how Mother Nature treats us. Here's a picture of what to expect. We will start with 5 weekly 1/2 bushel members. If we find we have enough for more weekly 1/2 bushel members we will contact the next interested party on the list and so on. To participate we will need a commitment to purchase a weekly 1/2 bushel mix of produce through the 4th week of October. There will be no upfront lump sum to pay. It will be pay on pickup/delivery. However, we require a commitment to buy so that we can know how much produce is left for the A La Carte program. If a weekly 1/2 bushel pickup/delivery is missed that member will be removed from the Weekly 1/2 bushel program and need to purchase a la carte for the remainder of the year. Please contact us in advance if there are extenuating circumstances and we will do our best to work with you. Weekly 1/2 bushels will cost $25.00 per week and will contain a mix of vegetables and herbs that are ripe that week.
A La Carte
A La Carte availability will be announced weekly on (hopefully) the Monday of each week. We will list how much of each type of vegetable is available for that week. It will be first reserved/first filled. There is no commitment to buy until you place a weekly order. A la carte items will be sold in pints, bunches, individually or by the pound. Prices for the A La Carte program are listed on the Price List and may change, so please review the Price List before committing to a weekly order. Any a la carte members who miss pickup/delivery will be placed at the end of the list for the next week regardless of when their order is placed.
If you are interested in either of our programs please go to our Contact Us page and give us your contact info and let us know which program fits you best. We will then contact you about that program as soon as is appropriate.
We have just a few more things left to say. First, thank you for reading through this far. Second, we have sent this out to anyone we felt would be interested in this type of thing-stuff-yeah. This is a distribution list that we create from our own contact lists. We will be trying to send weekly updates, at the very least. If you do not want any further updates regarding Trogg's Hollow, in any shape or form, please just reply and ask us to take you off the list. We have no problem with that. If you do want the weekly updates then do nothing. If you know of someone else that may be interested in any of this please forward this on or send them 'round our site. Third, if you have any questions, concerns, or comments you can use the Contact Us page or this email address. Please to be remembering, we're just starting at this and we're doing our best to keep up with everything, including the growing season so go easy on us. Okay? okay.
Marcy, Chris, Orin, Noah and Freyja