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Here are some frequently asked questions:

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Are there membership fees?

To help provide our vendors and customers with this service by reducing our overhead costs, we ask that you pay an annual fee of $25 per household for one calendar year. You are welcome to try us for two orders before officially becoming members.

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How do I order?

Each Sunday evening, a list of available products is sent to all of our registered customers by e-mail. Customers must place their order for the week no later than Thursday at 9:00pm. Orders can be placed here on our website.

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When do I pay?

All orders must be paid for online. This reduces non-essential contact between our Market Manager and volunteers and customers.

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When and Where do I pick up my order?

Order pick-up will take place on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Ames Chamber of Commerce office (304 Main St.).

Please enter Main Street as you travel south down Kellogg Street from 5th Street. Turn right onto Main Street and follow the arrows as you travel to our Pick up designation.

Please have your name and order number written on a piece of paper to show our volunteer who you are as you enter our pick up area.

As we navigate through the current COVID-19 crisis, we ask that you please wear a mask at pick-up.

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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.

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How can I sell through this market?

Please contact our Market Manager, Lojean Petersen at for more information for selling.

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