Welcome to Our Information Page. We have attempted to publish information on topics of interest for customers and growers as well.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

And here are some answers:

Why Support Black Swamp Local Food & Farm Coop?

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.

Know Your Farmer: Black Swamp Local Food & Farm Supporters have the assurance of knowing where their food comes from and how it is produced.

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.

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How do I sign up as a consumer member?

It is easy. First, simply read the Consumer Terms of Service and the Consumer Membership Agreement and Application. The Consumer Membership Registration is $12 for the year for convenient access to amazing local foods. You may pay your membership fee as a market item in our The Market section.

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Are there membership fees?

Yes, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $12 for consumers, $50 for producers, per household for one calendar year.

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How do I order?

Each Monday of the order cycle, a list of available products is posted on the website. Customers must place their order for the week no later than Monday a week later by 12:00 a.m. Orders can be placed here on our website. Ordering through this web site is our preferred method as it is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes us to process orders as well as provide you with detailed information about our products.

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When do I pay?

We accept money orders or checks when you pick up your order or you may pay online in advance using PayPal or credit card and bring your receipt to your pickup point.

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When and Where do I pick up my order?

Orders will be available for pickup on the second and fourth Wednesday of each Month at pre-arranged pickup points nearest you.

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Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?

Unlike some co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with Black Swamp Local Food & Farm Coop you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The bi-monthly email lists the produce, milled products, fresh flowers, and artisan goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order. Items left in your online cart will become your order

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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. Then download a Producer Application Form and submit it to the proper address for approval.

Specific Grower Operating Procedures should be read by each producer. By opening a Grower Account you agree to abide by the operating procedures.

We do charge a yearly fee of $50 as well as 10% of your overall sales.

Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you do get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Contact:coopinfo@blackswamplocalfood.org for more information.

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Where can I find a calendar of events and dates?

Right here! Select the month you wish to view and click on any day to activate it to full view.

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