Herd Share Group Guidelines (for new and current members)
Pick up and Delivery - Grand Rapids GR Tuesday deliveries are available for pick up between 1pm and 9pm at Ryan and Kathryn's house. Empty jars must be on the shelf by the Wednesday (six days before) at 9am.
GR Wednesday deliveries are available for pick up between 1pm and 9pm at Ryan's house. Empty jars must be on the shelf by the Tuesday (one day before) at 9am.
GR meat and CSA deliveries are made to Ryan and Kathryn's house on either Tuesday or Wednesday. If you are part of a delivery group your meat and vegetables will come the same as your milk delivery.
Milk, cream and eggs are delivered weekly. All other products ordered arrive on the first delivery day of the month.
You must provide your own jars. It is recommended that you have 3 times the number of jars needed to fill your share so that you are always able to drop off a set of jars when you pick up your full ones.
You must provide your own quart jars if you order cream. Please provide enough jars to fill your weekly orders for an entire ordering period (one month).
Please write your name on your jars (lids, bottles or both).
Please try to pick up on your assigned day. Having a fridge gives us flexibility, but if too many people don't pick up it creates problems for others.
Be sure person picking up knows what they are supposed to be receiving. Pick up mistakes are made most often by someone picking up who didn't actually make the order.
All orders are posted right at the delivery location. Do not assume you remember your order. Check the sheet. Things go missing and Atlee usually has to absorb the cost of replacing something someone else took.
Ordering Orders are made using a Google spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is editable by anyone with a link to it which is sent out each month in a group email. All changes to the spreadsheet are automatically saved. All you have to do is fill it out.
The Google spreadsheet can be viewed on mobile devices, but it tends to work better on laptop and desktop computers. If viewing on mobile devices be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for your order total. The most common mobile device mistake is paying the subtotal instead of final total.
Orders are made two weeks prior to the start of the month. An invoice is sent one week prior and must be paid the first week of the month. e.g. Orders for June are made and paid for in the last two weeks of May. See Order Calendar for payment and delivery schedule.
Orders are paid for using cash, check, or PayPal. Checks or cash can be left at your local delivery location.
Checks for monthly orders should be made out directly to your local delivery manager.
Please do your best to pay on time. Delays in payment means delaying payment to delivery managers and farmers.