Cross Timbers Food Cooperative
Connecting North Texas customers with local farmers and craftspeople
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Here are some frequently asked questions:
- Are there membership fees?
- Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
- How do I order?
- When do I pay?
- When and where do I pick up my order?
- Why support CTFC?
- How can I sell through this market?
- How do I become a member?
And here are some answers:
Are there membership fees?
A membership share in the Cross Timbers Food Cooperative is a one-time $50 fee. This is payable in installments if you prefer, and is fully refundable at any time should you decide to leave the co-op.
Will I have to buy vegetables I don't want?
Unlike some co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with CTFC you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The online market is updated each month, listing the items available that month, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
How do I order?
Twice a month, usually on the first and third Monday, a list of available products is updated on this website. Customers must place their order for the week no later than midnight of the following Sunday. Orders can be placed here on our website. Ordering through this web site is CTFC’s 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.
Orders can also be placed by phone.
Phone orders can be placed by calling 940.995.9460. If there is no answer, please leave a message with your order. We’ll call or email you with confirmation.
When do I pay?
You may pay for your orders and membership fees at pickup time, with cash or check.
CTFC IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING PAYMENTS BY MAIL.
CTFC IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING PAYMENTS VIA PAYPAL.
When and where do I pick up my order?
Every other Saturday, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, at 1100 N. Elm in Denton, behind Cornerstone Co-op Pre-school.
Deliveries to other locations may be arranged in advance under special circumstances, and may be liable for an additional service charge.
Customers are liable for payment for items ordered and delivered, but not picked up at the scheduled time and place.
Why support CTFC?
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: CTFC 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 the standard one-time-only membership share fee of $50 (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.
How do I become a member?
Simply visit https://crosstimbers.locallygrown.net/user/new, fill in your contact information, and submit! When the market is open, you will be able to place an order. The membership fee will be added to your first order.