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Safety Protocols

Posted 5/28/2020 5:42pm by Josie Hart.

Dear Shareholders,

We are doing everything we can to make sure distribution is a safe and efficient process for everyone. Please take a minute to read through our protocols regarding safety at both our distribution locations for the season. As we begin our process these protocols may change so please make sure you are checking your emails regularly.

York St. Tuesday 4-7 p.m. - Grab and Go (curbside as always)
Chatfield Thursday 3:30 - 7 p.m. Grab and Go from CSA Washstand Barn

When you arrive you may park in any open space of the DBG Parking Structure at York or gravel lot at Chatfield.

What to bring:

  • 1-2 large reusable bags
  • sunscreen and a hat 
  • a positive attitude
  • a mask (mandatory) we have 1-2 extras in case you forget
  • gloves are optional

What to do:

  • A staff person will be checking everyone in line for what shares you are picking up (vegetable, mushroom, egg, yak) and what size of share you purchased (small, full). Please make sure you confirm before you come.
  • There will be markers as to where you wait in line so we keep 6 feet apart from each other. If you can leave your kids or spouse at home, this will help us eliminate the number of people arriving at one time. 
  • Distribution is only one direction - you will start on the York St. side and flow through the line toward Josephine.
  • At Chatfield, you will start in line outside of the washstand and pick up your share from right to left outside. The front gate will be unlocked with a security guard present at Chatfield.
  • We will handle the produce and prepare your share - all you do is put everything into your bag from a sanitized tray - please do not touch anything other than your produce! We will have hand sanitizer for you to use.
  • Eggs, mushrooms, yak, fruit are all products from other farms that we partner with. Pickup of those items will be grab and go after you get your vegetables at the end of the line.

If we find that too many people show up at one time - we will have to schedule pick up times based on your last name. This is not our first option because generally, our distributions have been spread out enough. If possible, try to show up after the first rush - coming closer to 5 or 6 will help us mitigate long lines. After we get a sense of what time each person shows up, then we ask that you keep your pick up window consistent as much as possible for the season.

As our produce amount increases, please bring extra bags. We want to try to get through the pandemic without a huge cost to the environment if we can so please try to support us in that mission and make sure your bags only touch your hands!

Most Importantly – stay safe and if you are feeling unwell, please have a healthy family member/friend pick up your share so you can stay home. If you do not pick up your produce, we will donate to a hunger relief partnership and the food will go to those in need.   

We appreciate you helping us to support small-scale farming in our city through any tough situation!  

If you have questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me, Josie, at josie.hart@botanicgardens.org 

See you next week!