No matter how hard we try to keep an eye to the sky – sometimes mother nature just doesn’t comply with the plans we have for the weekly baskets. If a storm blows through, or the weather is too hot or too cold, sometimes an entire crop is not able to be harvested. Your local farmers harvest your orders on Mondays and Tuesdays and if your farmers are unable to fill an order for an unforeseen reason, it is our policy to issue a substitution for basket items (but not extra items that are added to your order). That means we will offer a comparable crop in place of the one we can’t get our hands on. For example, we might send you yellow squash instead of zucchini, sweet potatoes instead of kennebec potatoes, or perhaps white peaches instead of the yellow variety.
There is such a short turnaround time between when the farmers harvest and when we pack that usually by the time we know a crop is unusable, it’s time the pack the baskets! As such, a substitution is the best solution for making sure you get the closest alternative to your first choice crop. Substitutions are one of the unique challenges that come along with a commitment to eating locally and we appreciate you being understanding when they occur!