April 24, 2020
Hello Farmers and Food Producers,
We are ready to begin promoting the WhatsGood online market. We have enough producers to begin promotion, and I encourage other farms to set up accounts now, before field work is overwhelming. With six drop sites currently lined up, we have the potential to reach a lot of customers, and we will continue to work on setting up more drop sites across the area.
Deliveries will begin the first week of May, with delivery/pick-up on May 6 at locations along the I-88 corridor and delivery/pick-up on May 7 at locations along the Route 20 corridor.
We were able to fix the small glitch in the sign up process for WhatsGood. When it asks you to select an ‘Associated Market’ you can now choose CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties.
It is very important that after a vendor has entered their bank account information on the web portal, they will need to select one of the six area drop-sites listed below. Customers will not see you until you select at least one drop site.
Suggestion: some producers have set up a commercial bank account, separate from their regular business account, for handling online transactions.
If anyone needs assistance with the sign-up process, they should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Barber, 518.231.3821, email@example.com (Otsego County)
David Cox, 607.437.9794, firstname.lastname@example.org (Schoharie County)
Remember: producers/vendors should plan to leave product, which needs to be kept cold, in the vendor’s own ice chest or in individual insulated containers for each customer. The product needs to be delivered and stored at the drop site until customer pick-up, just as it would at a farmers’ market. Each order must be individually packaged and clearly identified with the vendor’s, customer’s name and contents of the package.
Last updated May 1, 2020