Slightly different pickup options!
Hi Farm Friends,
I'm not going to address that email subject. Safe to say I'm running out of ideas.
First off, the bulk of the chicken processed last week will be showing up in the webstore this evening. Plenty of breast, leg quarters, whole chickens and more. Stock up, because, you know, the weather.
And, as I announced in the last newsletter, deliveries will have a flat $7 fee on them, regardless of what you order. In order to alleviate that, we are expanding pickup options. There are now more hours at TrailBale and Meacham. Goes like this:
TrailBale Farm Pickup
It's now fully self-serve! Place your order by Friday mid-day, and I'll pack it in a bag, write your name on it, and have it waiting for you in the Farm Store! Pickup hours are every day 10am to 5pm, and even that's flexible. This is a great honor-system way of doing it. I'm sorry I may miss you, but we'll catch up soon. Note: the webstore lists Saturday, Sunday and Monday as options. I can't figure out how to allow you to just order and pickup when you like, so pick a random day. It'll be there from Saturday on out.
Meacham Urban Farm Pickup
It's now Saturdays 9am to 1pm and Sundays 10am to 1pm. Drop in, tell the farmer-on-staff you're there for your TrailBale pickup, and you'll be directed to the correct freezer. This option has the bonus of great produce available to purchase day-of. Nice! And another note: same deal as above. No pressure to choose the right day, your order will be there Saturday. If you don't get it Saturday, it'll be there Sunday.
St Pete Market Pickup
I'm still doing the drive-through pickup 9am to 9:30am, then I'm scooting over to the market proper and can have your pre-order there. It's still working fairly well, so we aren't changing that up.
We have a self-serve freezer there with a good selection of popular cuts. But if you'd like something specific, please email me. I'll get it out there, and you can buy it from the friendly Sweetwater volunteers.
That's it for now. I'm taking more pigs into the processor this week, and we'll be getting spicy Italian sausage links this time! Plus thick pork chops. If you have any special cut requests, please get them in soon.
As always, the online store inventory will be updated Tuesday at 8pm.
Here's how we are getting it out this week:
St Pete Market Pickup-Only Drive-Thru. Order ahead, and I'll be there for you, 9 to 9:30am. You don't even get out of your car! It works really smoothly. You can order from other farms as well, and the Market has an online store for even more vendors. Now on the side of the big market, along 1st St. Stay in the car lane and you'll see me.
Saturday Morning Market: We are back to the Al Lang field parking lot. Then 9:45 to 2pm at at the parking lot for a traditional walk-up market.
Meacham Urban Farm. 1108 E Scott St, 9am to 1pm. Order online for pickup, or come and browse. Tell Kristin and Joe that Travis sent ya.
at TrailBale Proper: Now every week, all the time. Self-serve pickup of orders.
Meacham Urban Farm. 1108 E Scott St, 10am to 1pm. Order online for pickup, or come and browse. The old man himself will be holding court.
Sweetwater Market. Noon to 3pm. Check out the self-serve freezer with all your favorites, in the Sweetwater pole-barn area.
Deliveries. Not this week, but next. Pinellas County on Saturday, Hillsborough County on Sunday. Order online by Friday please, and please be flexible on time. Coolers out if you'd like to play it safe. Thanks!