Market Debit Program
This year we tried out a 'Green Gate Farm Debit Program' to give our valued repeat customers a discount at our local farmers’ markets. It’s been a great success and we want to focus on this program for 2019. You pay up front, similar to the CSA, and get 10-15% off all retail items at our market stand, including all produce, meat, and eggs. If you're not able to commit to a seasonal CSA, this program gives you the option for a free choice pick up; just come to market and get what you want, when you want, with a bit of a discount! No more scheduling conflicts, finding someone to pick up your share, unwanted veggies, or stress. Just fresh sustainably grown food how you want it. Plus being part of the Market Debit Program makes you a member of the farm, you’ll receive newsletters with updates about the farm, recipes, free access to our U-Pick Flower garden, and discounts on events at the farm.
“If you are wild about Green Gate's pigs and produce like I am, it makes perfect sense to make sure all that goodness keeps right on coming by supporting Lars and Leslie through the Market Debit Program. Our favorite farmers get the dollars they need early in the year when the work load is high and the income is low, and I get a 15% discount on everything I buy from them throughout the year. And, frankly, I'm embarrassed to admit, I love to "run a tab". I walk up to that table of beautiful colors and dreamy pork, make my selection and stroll away with bags of lovely food, all without the usual tangle of bills or swiped plastic. Everybody wins--count me in for Market Debit in 2019!” - Pat Hamilton
Here's how it works:
By paying $250, you get 10% off - a $275 value
By paying $500, you get 15% off - a $575 value
We keep track of what you've picked up throughout the market season and once your debit amount is used up you can renew at anytime. It’s that simple.
The Market Debit program is available at the Shepherdstown Farmers' market, you can pick up meats and eggs by appointment on the farm, and it can be used at anytime!
Shepherdstown Sunday Market, from 9-1pm from March-December
The CSA model helped get us started and we loved getting to know our members. But as time has gone by we’ve understood the limits this model has. Members have become close friends and we love seeing you every week, hopefully we can see you at market as well as farm events. We appreciate the support our members provide the farm by paying up front to help pay for seeds, produce supplies, and labor. It truly makes all the difference. You do have to use up your debit by the end of the year (certain circumstances will be considered).