Welcome to our Shop: Zocalo 2.0
April and May…
We will be selling from a market stand at Polestar Hearth Bakery on Saturday mornings. If the Guelph Farmer’s Market re-opens we will move to that location in order to access as many of our customers as possible.
We now accept credit, or e-transfers for payment. You can pre-purchase credit for our market booth online.
We will launch our online store so you can pre-order as soon as we have 6+ items to stock.
We will be transitioning to using a biodegradable packaging option for salad greens in light of being unable to offer “bag-your-own”.
June until October…
Full production begins in June, and this is when our full plan will roll out. Here’s what it will look like:
We will be offering pick-up of CSA shares and custom box orders (from our online store) at the following days, times, and locations:
- 47 Meadowview Avenue, Guelph, from 4-7 pm on Wednesday (orders must be in by Monday midnight)
- Polestar Hearth bakery, Guelph, Saturday 8 am-12 pm (orders must be in by Thursday midnight)
This location will change to the Guelph Farmer’s Market if they re-open their doors.
- On-farm at Zocalo Organics on Saturday 1-5 pm
Orders must be in by Thursday midnight.
- We will be offering home delivery on Fridays for a charge of $5, or free if your order is over $75.
Lastly, in addition to this, we will be stocking Valeriote Market, and potentially other retail stores.
For payment, we will accept credit cards and e-transfers.
We prefer not to be paid by cheque or cash this year, if possible, but we will accept it if it is your only option.
Will CSA Shares be pre-boxed this season?
All home delivery boxes will be pre-boxed, if circumstances are what they are now come June then CSA shares will also be pre-boxed (we much prefer market-style pick up, since it allows us to offer CSA share members more choice in what they pick up, but safety is a higher priority this season.)
Can I add produce to my CSA box?
Yes, you can place an online order to add extra items to your CSA share.
Can I change the location of where I pick up my CSA
No, you must choose for the entire season where you will pick up. If, for whatever reason, you need to change we will charge our usual “late fee” for you to pick-up at another location.
Can I use my Market Bucks to place orders from the online store?
Yes, this is the best way to use your market credit!
Why would I buy a CSA when I could just order everything online when I need it?
The CSA is the most farm-supporting of our buying options as it is easiest for us to plan for from a growing perspective. It genuinely works for many people, but not for everyone and we accept this. The reward of being in our CSA is that CSA members are offered the best of our produce (the first tomatoes of the season, for example), and the best prices. The online store is only loaded with produce after we ensure our CSA members get their boxes filled.
Why would I place an online order for the Polestar Bakery Market or on-farm market booth when I could just come and choose produce from the market stand?
- It is safer for us to pre-box orders than have you come and touch the produce during the time of this time, and
- We have no idea how much to bring to this market so it will greatly help us anticipate our sales.
I want to know about your donation and subsidized produce program.
We are accepting donations to help others in the community afford our food. This supports our farm and a community member at the same time=double win! If you need a subsidized share or subsidized produce please send us an email and we will add you to our list.
Can I place an order by phone?
If you are unable to access the internet, yes. If you experience trouble with the online store, yes. In all other cases, please use the online store to reduce our stress in the office.