Tag: local food

IFC Pick-up is This Week!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you placed an order for this week’s distribution.

We had 250 members buy 2,558 different items from 87 different producers. Sales were about $17,500, which is 18% more than the same cycle last year. Nice.

We truly appreciate your using the IFC for your local food needs. It helps so many people, and so we are deeply grateful.

Please note that we’ll be having our Annual Winter Market from 9 am to noon on Saturday at our Franklin Avenue location. We’ll have a dozen producers in our space selling their products, plus a wide selection of products in our Retail Center. Locally-produced food and gifts, from fresh greens to cheese, meat to eggs, honey to beeswax candles. Non-members welcome, so bring your friends!

Here’s info regarding pick up this week.

1. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time at our Franklin Avenue location will be from 9 am to noon on Saturday, Dec. 8. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is This Week! Note T-Giving Week Schedule Changes!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you placed an order for this week’s distribution.

We had 210 members buy 2,428 different items from 87 different producers. Sales were about $15,000, which is about 10% above same cycle sales last year. That’s our goal, so we did well.

Below is info regarding distribution this week. Please know we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your local food needs. It helps so many people, and so we are deeply grateful.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders.

2. Pick up times at all sites are the same, but we’ve moved distribution to tomorrow (Tuesday). Ames pick-up will be Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Our alternative pick-up for Franklin Avenue customers will be Wednesday morning from 10:30 to noon. If you have any questions, please email us at distribution@iowafood.coop.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

4. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is This Week!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you placed an order for this week’s distribution.

We had 231 members buy 2,488 different items from 85 different producers. Sales were about $16,000, which is about $1,400 more than two weeks ago.

Below is info regarding distribution this week. Please know we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your local food needs. It helps so many people, as well as the green world we are part of, and so we are deeply grateful.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders.

2. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time at our Franklin Avenue location will be from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, Nov. 10. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is Tomorrow!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you placed an order for this week’s distribution.

We had 227 members buy 2,359 different items from 88 different producers. Sales were about $14,750, which is about what sales were last year this cycle.

Below is info regarding distribution this week. Please know we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your local food needs. It helps so many people, as well as the green world we are part of, and so we are deeply grateful.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders.

2. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time at our Franklin Avenue location will be from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is Thursday!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you placed an order for this week’s distribution.

We had 241 members buy 2,581 different items from 85 different producers to be picked up in 9 different locations (or delivered to their 8 DM area homes). Sales were about $15,500, which is right at the 10% growth we budgeted.

Nice, and thank you very much! Please know we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your local food needs. It helps so many people, as well as the green world we are part of, and so we are deeply grateful.

Here’s the relevant info regarding distribution this week.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders.

2. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time at our Franklin Avenue location will be from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, Oct. 13. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is Thursday; Note New WDM Pick-Up Site!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you’ve placed an order for this week’s distribution. Thank you for your purchases.

First off, thanks for your response to our Sunday evening appeal for help to reach $15,000 in purchases. We ended up at $14, 894. Nice. Thank you very much! Please know we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your local food needs. 

Second, Valley High School’s homecoming parade will be Thursday. Means the road past Valley Church will be closed during distribution, so we are moving pick-up to Scott and Jill McBroom’s garage, which is at 704 South 26th Street, WDM. That’s about a mile east of the church. Note that Fuller Road past the church will be closed, so if you are coming from the west you’ll need another way to get to the Scott and Jill’s house.

Thanks again for your orders.  Here’s the relevant info regarding distribution this week.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders.

2. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time will be from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, Sept. 29. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is Thursday!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you’ve placed an order for this week’s distribution. Thank you for your purchases.

The number of members ordering this cycle was 245. Total purchases were about $15,800. Last year sales were $14,036. Means about 13% growth in sales this cycle over last year.

Our goal is 15% growth, so we came close. Thank you very much! Please know we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your needs. 

Now the task is to fill your orders. Here’s the relevant info regarding distribution this week.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders. We’ll also be having our Farmers’ Market again in the parking lot.

2. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time will be from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is Thursday!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you’ve placed an order for this week’s distribution. Thank you for your purchases.

The number of members ordering this cycle was 249. Total purchases were about $16,500. Last year sales were $14,722. Means about 14% growth in sales this cycle over last year.

We are happy, especially given that schools started classes this last week. Thank you! Please know we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your needs. 

Now the task is to fulfill all your orders. Here’s the relevant info regarding distribution this week.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders. We’ll also be having our Farmers’ Market again in the parking lot.

2. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time will be from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, Sept. 1. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is Thursday!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you’ve placed an order for this week’s distribution. Thank you for your purchases.

The number of members ordering this cycle was 227. Total purchases were about $14,500. Last year sales were $12,612. Means 15% growth in sales this cycle over last year’s, which is what we’ve budgeted.

So, thank you for helping reach our goal. Please know we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your needs. 

Now the task is to fulfill all your orders. Here’s the relevant info regarding distribution this week.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders. We’ll also be having our Farmers’ Market again in the parking lot.

2. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time will be from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, August 18. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.

IFC Pick-up is Thursday!

Hi. If you are getting this by email, you’ve placed an order for this week’s distribution. Thank you for your purchases.

The number of members ordering this cycle was 220. Total purchases were a bit under $14,000. Last year sales were a bit over $15,000, so we are down a bit.

We’ve got some ideas about why. We didn’t have an Ames pickup this cycle because of a conflict with schedules. We also didn’t have anyone selling sweet corn, and we ran out of some other items, including eggs and cabbage.

Unfortunately, having adequate supplies is complicated because it’s up farmers to stock our virtual shelves. We’ll keep working to get it fixed, but please know that we truly appreciate your using the IFC for your needs. 

So, now the task is to fulfill all your orders. Here’s the relevant info regarding distribution this week.

1. If you are picking up at Franklin Plaza, please check out products available for purchase in our Retail Center. There’s good stuff you can add to your online orders. We’ll also be having our Farmers’ Market again in the parking lot.

2. Specifics on times and locations for all our sites are available with this link and to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU ARRIVE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START TIME, OUR VOLUNTEERS WON’T BE READY. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND BE PATIENT.

3. Our alternative pick up time will be from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, August 4. If we don’t see you Thursday, we’ll assume you are coming Saturday or have made other arrangements.

4. We accept EBT cards for payment ONLY AT OUR Franklin Plaza site. If you are an EBT member and are picking up at another location, please send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop so we can arrange for processing your payment.

5. It’s a GOOD IDEA to check to be sure your pick-up site is correct. You can access your invoice by logging in, going to the shopping tab, and click “view in-process invoice”. If it’s not right, send an email to distribution@iowafood.coop.

Thanks again.