What Happens Every Thursday Evening

Here are the procedures for pickup and work assignments.

Pickups are every Thursday, 5:30–7:30pm at Christ Church parking lot on Fillmore St. near Franklin Ave.

If you are not going to make the pickup call the site coordinators. If you are going to be late (after 7:15), please also call the site coordinator and let him or her know so they can make arrangements with you for your share. The volunteer-run site closes promptly at 7:30pm.

Before the Pickup

Each week you will receive an e-mail with an update from Farmer John letting you know what to expect in the share. This email contains the site coordinator's phone number, work assignments, announcements and tips.

You may have a relative or neighbor pick up for you. Please let them know the procedures.

For those who are splitting shares, please work out among yourselves how you will be dividing your share.

Please do not come early as the site workers need the time between 5 and 5:30 to weigh items and get the pickup set up. In past years, there has been a line at 5:30 to pick up. This is a time you can meet other SICSA members. Please be patient.

On Site

A site worker will check you off on the weekly checklist. There will be a white board with a list of items in the share. Please take the correct number of each item so there is enough for all. Some items will be pre-weighed and bagged by the site crew. Please bring something to carry away your share.

The first few weeks, the share will be small with the quantity of items increasing as the season progresses.

Bring bags to carry your produce.

We accept compostable items like fruit and vegetable peels, apple cores or rotten vegetables, you may bring those to add to our compost bins. Read more on our "COMPOST" page. If available, you may take finished compost home for your home gardens.

Setting Up

Site workers should arrive at 4:45 pm. The site coordinators usually arrive around 4:30. The distribution site should be set up by 5:30pm.

The produce will be in the basement of the parish house. The boxes have to be moved to the setup area. There is a hand truck in the shed to help move the containers of vegetables. There are tables to set up, a shade tent to set up, scales to weigh items, a whiteboard to write down the share items, plastic bags for weighed items, and tools to turn the compost and add wood chips to the compost pile. Those working the first week, please clean out the shed.

Some members may need help with putting together their shares.

Some weeks, there will be information tables set up that site workers can help with. If anyone wants to do a cooking or canning demonstration, please let us know.

There may be down time after the rush of early pickups and you can use the time to clean up.

Break Down

At the end of the night, the site has to be left clean, everything put away.

Leftover items are left in the church kitchen as a donation to needy parishioners and neighbors of Christ Church.

Do not leave the tent up unattended. Be sure it is put in the shed (wet or not) at the end of the night.

Site workers, please follow the instructions of the site coordinators.