As closures and quarantines go into effect in our immediate community and across the globe to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many small farmers, like myself, are left to answer the question: to sell, or not to sell? Despite the need for social distance, people still need to eat and if grocery stores are open, then we should still offer food for sale as well.
Our next two scheduled markets at Weston Nurseries are cancelled, along with several other fairs and events that we planned to attend over the next month. Our total sales for the months of March and April are always the lowest of the year, as the storage crops have mostly been sold and the spring greens are only just getting started. We found out yesterday that market was cancelled and we did not harvest or wash for tomorrow.
We want to ensure that our dedicated customers can still access our produce, so we are establishing an online ordering process. Customers will be able to order produce online that will then be harvested packed by myself or a trained staff person. We are working on establishing a pick up location in the Ashland/Holliston/Hopkinton area, but our site in Franklin will be the pick up location for now.
Until further notice, we will not allow customers to handle produce until they have purchased it.
Our hope is that online ordering will be available in the next few days, ready for pick up by Tuesday next week, but if you need produce earlier, you can order veggies from Laura of Long Life Farm in Hopkinton for pick up tomorrow at her home: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will update with more information on pre-ordering when it is available. We will be able to accept cash, credit card and HIP payments.
As always, thank you for your support.