[Market-farming] Ginger

Shoemaker, William H wshoemak at illinois.edu
Sat Feb 28 11:10:15 EST 2015


This issue of delivery trucks dropping off packages without even attempting notification is beginning to bug me (a horticultural disparagement). While I haven't had plant material damaged yet, we had a package delivered by USPS in December from my mother-in-law with excellent things for the season, like WI cheese. We had no idea, it was a surprise, We found it the next day with a hole in the side where a squirrel had tried to pull out a plastic bag full of lefsa (obviously a Norwegian squirrel). Everything else was intact though. What really bugged me was that it was certain that we were near the front door when it was dropped off. Just one knock, or hit on the doorbell would have done it. There needs to be a better way of ensuring packages are handled safely. It could have been a neighbor instead of a squirrel, then the whole package would've disappeared!



Bill

William H. Shoemaker

Retired fruit and vegetable horticulturist

University of Illinois

wshoemak at illinois.edu<mailto:wshoemak at illinois.edu>

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From: Market-farming [market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] on behalf of Beth Spaugh [lists at rhomestead.com]
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 9:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Ginger

Our ginger came this week.  Gorgeous.  The roots were cold but apparently not damaged.  Not so fortunate with some grated tomato plants this week.  They rode around in a UPS truck until early afternoon.  Then the driver just left them on our front porch.  Luckily I was having late lunch in the house so retrieved them.  But he didn't even ring the doorbell.  Just left them.  WIth big big big "Live Plants - Perishable" on all four sides of the box.  Granted, it was a warmer day, in the low teens, but... They were well wrapped, but less than half came through unscathed.  Those are beautiful though.  Replacements coming next week, hopefully with better luck.

On 2/27/2015 8:00 PM, Deb Taft wrote:

I got mine today too!  Looks good.  Hard to wrap my head around it being time already with a foot of snow out there and a forecast of 4 overnight.



On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 6:58 PM, Wiediger, Alison <alison.wiediger at hart.kyschools.us<mailto:alison.wiediger at hart.kyschools.us>> wrote:
Ours were on the way for a week!  But when they finally arrived, were in good shape.

Alison Wiediger, Au Naturel Farm

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On Feb 27, 2015, at 5:53 PM, Road's End Farm <organic87 at frontiernet.net<mailto:organic87 at frontiernet.net>> wrote:

I'm glad I didn't ask for mine till later -- very cold out there right now, and I might not have been home to take it in instantly.


-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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On Feb 27, 2015, at 6:33 PM, mikerock wrote:

Our first package arrived today in good shape.

Mike
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Rock Creek Mill & Heritage Farm, LLC
N7297 County Road A
Argyle, Wisconsin 53504
608-636-3322<tel:608-636-3322>
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