[Market-farming] Figuring out a delivery fee

Richard Stewart rstewart at zoomtown.com
Sun Jun 29 19:43:13 EDT 2014

We do not charge.  We group together clients and have two primary delivery days:  Monday and Thursday. THis way we group everyone together.  We drop of a single one pound order of micros at a tiny vegan place and then a large order at a national hotel chain.  On Thursday we make a minimum of six drops and sometimes as many as 15.

If you want a delivery on other days we simply set a minimum purchase amount.  Example:  100.00 within 10 miles.  140.00 between 10 and 15 and so on.

We have found that we are not competing against other farmers.  We are all competing against Sysco and U.S. Foods.  Make it simple for your client.  Do not charge a delivery fee.

Richard Stewart
Carriage House Farm
North Bend, Ohio

An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855

(513) 967-1106
rstewart at zoomtown.com

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On Jun 29, 2014, at 5:59 PM, garlicgrower at green-logic.com wrote:

> Hi, Folks!
> How do you guys determine a delivery fee to restaurants?  I now have a 3rd chef that wants to buy from me.  Since they are 18 miles/30 minutes away from me, they asked what my delivery fee would be.  (The other two chefs are in my neighborhood, so a delivery fee hasn’t come up.)
> How does one charge a delivery fee?  By mileage?  By time? 
> Thanks for the input – I need it!
> Dorene Pasekoff
> Hill Creek Farm
> Pottstown, PA
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