Let's eat healthy and well! UCR's Faculty/Staff Wellness Program is partnering with Dining Services to bring local farmers Old Grove Orange to present "UCR Farmshare": you can get locally grown, virtually all organic, truly fresh fruits and veggies direct from our neighborhood farmers with convenient pickup at UCR's Market at Glen Mor on Thursdays 11-2pm and 4-6pm!
What is a farmshare? It's when you join a farm and each week receive a selection of fresh local fruits and vegetables. BYOB - Bring your own bag - preferably reusable. Eat well, save our local open space, keep farmers in our neighborhoods, stay healthy! This Fall we'll be experience our local hot-to-cool season bounty: heirloom tomatoes, baby cucumbers, colorful peppers, apples, baby crab apples, winter squash, fuyu persimmons... Yummy!
When Does It Start? Join us to taste how this works for a ten-week season, starting September 29th when our first baskets will be delivered right to the Market at Glen Mor (convenience parking in the Lothian lot), skipping Thanksgiving week, and finishing up on Dec 8th. Convenient! You can sign up and pay right here.
What Do I Get? There are two options: Full shares (good for a family of four) and Medium shares (good for singles and couples). Full shares generally have each week five different kinds of fruits, five different kinds of veggies, and an herb. Medium shares will have half counts on the fruits, and half counts on four of the veggies. Want to see what's in our shares? Visit our facebook site where you can look back on our weekly postings (and meet our farmers): https://www.facebook.com/oldgrovefarmshare
How Much Does It Cost? The full-share costs $28/wk, while the medium share costs $18/wk. To make it easier on cash flow, you can join five weeks at a time instead of for the whole ten weeks in one block. Just sign up now for the first five, and we'll remind you when it's time to renew.
Use It Or Lose It! Unlike the summer season, no skip weeks this time around... So if you can't make it to pick up, send a substitute in your place. If this just can't be arranged, don't worry, unclaimed shares don't go to waste - Inland Harvest, that great non-profit food rescue organization, picks them up and gets them to the needy. No need to feel guilty - that share is going to a good place!
Pickups are weekly starting on November 29th at the Market at Glen Mor - 11-2pm and 4-6pm. NOTE: This is not 11am to 6pm, this is 11-2pm and 4-6pm!
Find out more about us at our website oldgrovefarmshare.com
Let's eat healthy, delicious, local, fair and humane!
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You bet! Just let us know in advance at the email above!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, this really helps us make sure all those yummy fruits and veggies get to the right places!
What is the refund policy?
If you're not fully satisfied, we'll refund the remaining unused weeks of the season!
What if there's something in a week's share that I don't exactly like?
We will have a swap box at the market so you can swap with your peers. See something in that swap box that you like better than those grapefruit? Swap them out!
Use it or Lose it!: If for some reason you can't make it to pick up your share during pick up hours, it is your responsibility to arrange for someone else to pick it up! Shares that are not picked up by the end of pickup hours are donated to the needy, unless you have made prior arrangement with us by the previous Monday to take your skip week!
UCR Statements: UCR reserves the right to discontinue pickup service at this location to any person at any time. All proceeds of UCR Farmshare go to the farmers and artisan producers.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
That is okay! You can send any delegate, representative, buddy, kid, substitute, neighbor to pick up on your behalf.
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Old Grove Farmshare
Old Grove Farmshare is a small group of LA Basin farmers dedicated to rebuilding a values-driven local food system by collaborating with our community's like-minded eaters. We believe our food should be:
- Delicious - let's focus on taste and variety, not durability or plastic appearance
- Healthy - Let's eat organic as much as we can, and encourage more local farmers to grow organic
- Local - By eating local, lets create jobs in our communities, preserve our open green space, continue our rich agricultural heritage, and keep people who know how to grow food in our community
- Fair - Let's grow food for all our community, not just for the elite, and let's give our farmworkers a living wage, stable jobs, and a fair workplace
- Humane - Let's grow sustainably, making our soil richer year after year instead of despoiling it
We can take our food future into our own hands! Join us and let's eat together in abundance and health!