(Before you read this page, make sure you have first read Angelic Organics Customized Farm Share Program for Workplace and Worship Wellness. Note: this year, due to persistent rains, the delivery season will start in early July, four weeks later than usual.)
In 2019, we are excited to offer farm shares grown by our farm and customized to the preferences of each farm share member. Through our Workplace and Worship Wellness Program, members of your organization will receive the locally grown, organic vegetables and herbs that they love, and they won’t receive any vegetables and herbs that they don’t like.
Angelic Organics encourages you to consider hosting a Workplace Wellness Farm Share Site for the benefit of your employees. The Workplace Wellness Site will be located on the premises of your company. This type of site is typically open to employees only, not to the greater public (though your company can decide to have it serve more than just your employees.)
We also offer a Worship Wellness program that is similar to the Workplace Wellness program. With the increasing awareness of food as a spiritual gift, it seems natural that a place of worship would consider hosting a Worship Wellness program.
There are two basic types of monitored delivery sites that our farm facilitates: those closed to the public and those open to the public.
Our Workplace and Worship Wellness Program, Typically Closed to the Greater Public
Our Workplace and Worship Wellness Program is intended for workplaces and places of worship that are closed to the greater public. The pickup time at these locations is short, often scheduled for after the work shift or the worship service ends.
Our Community Wellness Program, Open to the Greater Public
In addition to our Workplace and Worship Wellness Program, we also have a Wellness Program for the Greater Community, hosted by places such as yoga studios, coffee shops, fitness clubs, juice bars and certain places of worship. This program is open to the greater community, fostering business, cultural and personal relationships between the Wellness site and the public. The pickup time at these locations will be at least a few hours long.
Which Type of Site Is Suitable for You?
If your Wellness site will be closed to the greater public–a Workplace or Worship Wellness site—then this is the program for you to consider.
If your Wellness site will be open to the greater public—a Wellness Site for the Greater Community—go to Angelic Organics Wellness Site for Your Greater Community.
If you submit your application by Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and we approve your application, and if the quota of 25 farm share members is met by Monday, June 24, 2019, then we can have your site up and running in time for our deliveries that start in early July. If you submit your application after Wednesday, June 12, 2019, it’s not as likely (but still possible) that we can still open your site for the 2019 season, but we would at least consider your site for the 2020 season.
It’s best to apply right away if you are interested. We currently have the capacity to add more farm share members and Wellness sites, but it’s possible that we will sell out quickly due to various new programs we have recently introduced.
The host of the monitored Workplace or Worship Wellness site will receive a complimentary weekly vegetable share for the duration of the 2019 season and following seasons–as much as a $960 value per season–for as long as the site is being hosted. Keep reading for more details. (Site hosts of existing unmonitored sites do not receive a complimentary share. We will be gradually phasing out many of our unmonitored sites.)
Members of your workplace or place of worship will sign up for their farm share on our website and receive a 10% discount when they sign up by Monday, June 24.
We look for a variety of criteria for a suitable site:
I love hosting. I love supporting this form of new initiative. I love being part of the future of agriculture. I love John’s writing and Haidy’s sense of humor. I love meeting my shareholders…and striking up conversations about meaningful topics. I love sharing recipes. I love it all!
~ Nancy Melvin, Ravenswood Manor Site Host Since 1992
We deliver our farm shares in a refrigerated truck, to ensure freshness of the produce. We strive for consistent delivery times.
We refer to the main person in charge of the Workplace or Worship Wellness site as the site host. This would be the Wellness Coordinator or equivalent of the company, or in the case of a place of worship, the person in authority or their assistant.
Workplace or Worship Wellness sites must be monitored throughout the pickup timeframe. If the site host is not able to also be the site monitor, he or she will assign monitoring duties to another, and ensure that this monitor follows the protocols. Monitoring the site consists of following a few simple instructions outlined further below.
The site host is responsible for the following:
Remember, the site monitor could be the same person as the site host. If the site host is not able to also be the site monitor, the site host will designate an appropriate person to be the site monitor, and the site host is responsible for making sure that the site monitor upholds the standards below.
The site monitor is responsible for the following:
I love…hosting a site, receiving such wonderful veggies every week, meeting the people who pick up veggies…telling people about the CSA concept and local food, and interacting with the farm. I can’t wait for the season to start!
~ A Site Host
Complimentary Vegetable Share for the Site Host
If your application is approved and the minimum of 25 farm share members is met for your site, then you, the site host, will receive a complimentary weekly vegetable share (up to a $960 value per year) for each year of hosting as long as the minimum number of farm share members is met and as long as the standards for hosting the site are satisfactorily upheld according to Angelic Organics. (Site hosts of existing unmonitored sites do not receive a complimentary share. We are gradually phasing out most of our unmonitored sites.)
The quota of at least 25 farm share members needs to be met by Monday, June 24, 2019, in order for your site to start receiving deliveries in early July, when the season’s deliveries start. If the site opens after the deliveries start, the number of complimentary boxes will be prorated according to how many weeks are left in the delivery season.
The site host may opt to transfer their farm share to the site monitor.
Other benefits of hosting a Wellness site are:
If you submit your application by Wednesday, June 12, 2019, and we approve your application, we can have your site up and running in time for our deliveries that start in early July. If you submit your application after Wednesday, June 12, 2019, it’s not as likely (but still possible) that we can still open your site for the 2019 season, but we would at least consider your site for the 2020 season.
If you think you’d like to host a Workplace or Worship Wellness site, please fill out our Workplace or Worship Wellness Site Host Application. It will take you about 30 – 40 minutes. After we receive your application, we will contact you to further explore a Farm Share Wellness partnership.