If you have questions regarding our website or Palouse Grown Market, please contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some frequently asked questions:
- Are there membership fees?
- How do I order?
- When and how do I pay?
- When and Where do I pick up my order?
- Why Support Palouse Grown Market?
- How can I sell through this market?
- What website platform is PGM using? What can an online farmer's market do for our community?
- As a "grower" or vendor, how do I add products to the website?
- Vendor Packet and Market Guidelines
And here are some answers:
Are there membership fees?
We ask that members and vendors pay an annual membership fee of $25 which helps pay for the website maintenance, web hosting and marketing materials. You are welcome to try us for for TWO orders before the membership charge kicks in. There are no hidden fees!
How do I order?
First, you must sign in as a member.
Orders can be placed on “THE MARKET” page, only during the open hours each week (Wednesday morning until Monday evening at 9pm). This allows enough time for members to order what is fresh that week from the market, and then during the closure (Tuesdays), farmers and vendors are able to harvest, gather and prepare your order for pick up on Tuesday between 4-6:30. Do your weekly 100% local shopping trip in one online stop at your convenience, then swing by to pick up your freshly harvested order!
When and how do I pay?
You can pay via credit card right here on the market
With cash, check or EBT card when you pick up your order.
When and Where do I pick up my order?
Vendor DROP OFF, 2-3:30, Member PICK UP, 4-6:30 PM, Tuesdays, at The 1912 Center, across from Moscow High School (412 East Third Street Moscow, ID 83843)
If you are unable to pick up your order for any reason on Tuesday, please contact Anthony to work something out. Our vendors work hard to provide a well thought out order, so please make sure you or a friend/family member is able to be there! Either way, we will need to charge you for the order.
Pullman pick ups will be: Fridays from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Pullman pick up at:Palouse Conservation District office 1300 NE Henley Court #6 Pullman, Wa 99163
North of the Switzer Campus & East of the Little Edisons School and SEL Family Center.
If you are unable to pick up your order for any reason on Friday, please contact Anthony to work something out. Our vendors work hard to provide a well thought out order, so please make sure you or a friend/family member is able to be there! Either way, we will need to charge you for the order.
Why Support Palouse Grown Market?
Enhance your local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers and artisans you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses. PGM is committed to our community through support of a sustainable local economy, healthy food, and small business.
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 our community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Supporting a way of life: Farmers are hard-working, passionate and dedicated to providing their communities with healthy, naturally grown, fresh foods. Please help us create, enhance, sustain and support a venerable means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
Also, check out the youtube video below!
How can I sell through this market?
If you simply have a wildly productive backyard garden or fruit tree and you want to sell the surplus, or if you have a larger operation, PGM is open to any sized vendor.
We only ask that you are 1)LOCAL and 2)You grow with Organic or Natural growing methods only, and consequently DO NOT use synthetic or harmful chemicals or fertilizers 3)If you are an artisan or crafter that you do your best to use local components.
As a Vendor, you can build your own profile, set your own prices and list your own products with full range of editing everything.
You’ll receive a harvest email on Monday telling you what sold that week and and what to the drop point on Tuesday from 2-3:30.
Start by creating a member account on the website. Once you’ve created a customer/member account, login and simply go to the very bottom of Our Growers Page and click on ‘If you would like to sell through this market, please tell us about yourself and the market manager will contact you’. This will allow you to fill out a quick questionnaire and send it to the Market Manager requesting to be a “grower” (or vendor). Next, our Market Manager will contact you letting you know of your approval.
We do charge an annual $25 membership fee (which we can deduct from your sales) as well as 15% of your overall sales for utilizing this website as a point of sale and marketing tool. We will be like an extension of your business! Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you do get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Contact Anthony at email@example.com for more information.
What website platform is PGM using? What can an online farmer's market do for our community?
The link below provides a great explanation of the “locallygrown” platform that Palouse Grown Market uses in order to facilitate the buying and selling of local items! It also gives lots of great insight about how online local markets can work in communities. Check it out!
As a "grower" or vendor, how do I add products to the website?
Once you have become an approved vendor, please follow the directions below to add or edit your products. If you have questions. Contact Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s pretty intuitive, and if you hover your cursor over the folder icons, a message will pop up letting you know what each icon is for and what it does.
Adding and Editing Products: Both are done directly through The Market section.
You can edit current products several ways. First, the name, price, unit, and quantity are editable just by clicking on their values. You can edit everything about the product (such as upload a new photo or change the long description) by clicking on the “Edit Product” link over to the right of each item. You can make a product unavailable for purchase by clicking on the “Make Unavailable” link right below that. This will set the available quantity to zero and remove it from the customers’ view. Unavailable products have a grey background, and you can make them available again by clicking on the “Make Available” link. The available quantity will still be zero, so be sure to click on that and change it to the amount you actually do have available.
New products are added to the system by first navigating to the category you’d like it to be in. If the category you’re in has sub-categories, you’ll need to continue down the “tree” until you’re in the proper sub-category. New categories and sub-categories can be created if needed by clicking on the icon, but be sure to contact your market manager if you are unsure about how your market’s categories work. Once you are in the correct category, click on the icon to add a product to that category. New products will automatically be added to both the “New Products” display and the “All Products” category. New products with an available quantity of zero will be unavailable for purchase.
You can also copy existing products in to this category, even products at an entirely different locallygrown.net market. First, find the “copy code” for the existing product (you’ll find it over on the right, under the links), then go to the category you want to copy it to and enter the code in the “New Product” form. The code can come from a product at another market, and it’ll get copied into this one.
To quickly change your prices and availabilities for all of your items, click on the “Browse your listed products” link below. This will take you to the “All Products” listing, but will only show you your products. Just go down the page, changing the information for each product as needed.
You can delete “Unavailable” products that have never been ordered by clicking on the “Delete Product” link. Products that have been ordered in the past can only be deleted by market managers — their record keeping may need to preserve that sales history. You can ask your market managers to delete old products for you, and they can make that call.