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News and Alerts
1. Our distribution date is the SECOND THURSDAY. The next pick-up is Thursday, April 9th.
2. We are offering a new Saturday pickup – two days after the regular distribution day – at our Gardner sorting site, from 9 to 11am. Members place their orders as usual, and we will package and store the delivery in our freezers, refrigerators or coolers (as needed).
3. Holden will be open at a new site – Immanuel Lutheran church.
4. The Berlin site remains closed – we are looking for a site coordinator! Please contact us to find out what is involved.
Be Persistent, Shoppers!
For many of Mass Local Food’s small family farmers, it is often quite difficult to predict two weeks ahead how much of a certain product will be available by the end of the ordering cycle. Most list their “best guess” and can occasionally overestimate, resulting in having to mark an item “out” on delivery day.
More often, however, they underestimate and find that they have more available during the ordering cycle. It pays to check back – more items may have been added!
A short tutorial on ordering for new members
The Mass Local Food ordering system is different from most online ordering systems. When orders close for the month, any items in your cart are considered ordered – and must be paid for at pickup. To remove an item, change the quantity to ’0′ and then be sure to click “update.”
Have a Problem with Your Order? Let Us Know!
Mass Local Food wants you, our loyal customers, to have the highest quality, thoughtfully grown/raised products available from our producers. Occasionally, an item may not meet your expectations and if that happens, we want to know about it. If you are unhappy with any product, please contact the producer directly (on the Mass Local Food home page, click on Meet our Producers and you will find email addresses for all of them). Feel free to send an email to our Producer Committee:
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to arrive at a suitable solution.
Thanks Emergency Fund Donors!
Thank you, members who have contributed to our emergency/reserve fund. This fund was created to address issues such as emergency replacement of an expensive freezer, damages not covered by insurance and expenses incurred to open a new site.
Donations can be made to Mass Local Food Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 26, Westminster, MA 01473. You also can donate by clicking on item # 3036 in the list of products (under Massachusetts Local Food as the producer) and enter the amount you wish to donate.
Please note, donations are NOT tax deductible. The amount of your donation will be listed on your invoice.
Special Thanks to Delivery Day Volunteers
Mass Local Food relies on volunteers to keep our co-op running. We always need help on delivery day at the sorting site in Gardner or the pick-up sites in Central Mass. Please consider volunteering at least once during the year to show your commitment to local food and those who bring it to you. Volunteering on delivery day also is a great way to get to know other members and to feel part of our fabulous community. Thank you to all our delivery day volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!
Gardner on Saturday! – at the MLFC sorting site, 114 Coburn Ave., 9 – 11 am.
Framingham - First United Methodist Church, 360 Water Street, 5 – 6:00 pm.
Holden – new site is at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 346 Shrewsbury Street, 5 – 6:30 pm.
Hudson – Hudson Appliance, rear entrance, 167 Main St, 5:30 – 7 pm.
Sterling - Meadowbrook Orchards, 201 Chace Hill Road, 5 – 6 pm.
Westminster - Senior Center in the Legion Hall, 127 Main St. (opposite the Pharmacy at the lights), 4:30-6 pm
Worcester – Briarwood Retirement Community, 65 Briarwood Circle, 5 – 6:30 pm.
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, 5 – 6 pm.
Remember to bring your checkbook and grocery bags when you come to pick up your order. Pickup site organizers will not have change if you bring cash. Many thanks for your cooperation!