Welcome to the Mid Del Farmers Market Frequently Asked Questions page. Please read this page carefully to get an understanding on how the market operates. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about something, or have a suggestion for adding information on this page.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
- How to I place an order?
- What are the fees associated with buying through the online market?
- Will I have to buy products I don't want?
- When do I pay?
- When and Where do I pick up my order?
- What happens if I can't pick-up my order?
- Why Support Locally Grown?
- How can I sell through this market?
And here are some answers:
How to I place an order?
You must have an account before placing an order. To create an account click on the Your Account link above.
Our online market offers once-a-month ordering. The order cycle opens at 9:00am on the third Wednesday of each month. The day before opening a list of available products is sent to all of our registered customers by e-mail. The ordering cycle closes at 6:00pm the Wednesday before the pick-up day.
Orders should be placed here on our website. If you are having trouble ordering through the website you can respond directly to the email. Ordering through the website is our preferred method as it is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes us to process orders as well as provide you with detailed information about our products.
What are the fees associated with buying through the online market?
The Mid Del Farmers Market is not charging an annual membership fee to our online market customers. There is a 3% handling fee charged on each order, which covers the cost of using the LocallyGrown.Net software.
Will I have to buy products I don't want?
No! When you order from the Mid Del Farmers’ Market you order what you want, in the quantities you want, from the farms that you want. The monthly email lists the Oklahoma-grown or Oklahoma-produced agricultural goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
When do I pay?
We accept cash or checks when you pick up your order. Because we may have to adjust your total then (to account for unnanounced items you decide to purchase or items that were unexpectedly unavailable), we do not accept advance payment on the website.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
Pick-up day is the first Saturday of each month. April-October: Orders are picked up at the outdoor Mid Del Farmers’ Market, 930am-11am. Other times: orders are picked up at the Agricultural Building of the Carl Albert High School, 11:30am-12:30pm.
You will receive an email confirming your order. Any changes to pick-up times or locations will be included in that email.
What happens if I can't pick-up my order?
You are expected to pay for your order once your order is finalized. If you cannot pick up your order then you are expected to have an alternative plan in place such as a neighbor, friend, co-worker who can pick up.
Should your order go unclaimed, you will receive a reminder about picking up your order. Should a second order go unclaimed, you will be dropped from the opportunity of shopping on-line. All orders not claimed during the stated pick-up time are given to charity.
Please keep in mind that the market vendors take considerable time to pack individual orders, figure the invoice, print labels/invoices, haul orders to a delivery site, and handle other input costs. It will only take a few unpaid order to put the producer in the red.
Why Support Locally Grown?
Enhance your local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
How can I sell through this market?
If you’ve already created a customer account here, simply go to Our Growers and click on ‘Join this Market’. This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step. We do charge an annual membership fee of $20 (which we can deduct from your sales) as well as 5% of your overall sales. Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you do get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information.