Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pickup swap rules, hints, and etiquette

In order for swaps to be successful to all parties, members need to be aware that the number of shares delivered each week are set by the farmer and cannot be modified. The number of shares picked up need to remain stable from week to week; the most successful swaps will be those that are for identical share types. For example, an A week person who gets veggies and fruit can only swap with a B week person who gets veggies and fruit. "Uneven" swaps are okay, as long as the member who bought more understands that for that week, s/he will receive only those items that the other person purchased.

If members agree to a permanent full-season A and B swap, it should be reported to us at kwtcsa (at) gmail (dot) com. The caveat above is true also for those wishing to switch for the entire season. The swap will be most successful if exchanged with someone who has identical shares. Because delivery shares are set, the farmer is unable to change member selections at this point.

One-off swaps need not be communicated to the core group--just give one another's names at pickup. While this may sound confusing, once underway it should work smoothly. Please email kwtcsa (at) gmail (dot) com if you have any questions.

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