Market Share: Sign up & Policies

How to Join

Sign-ups are rolling. You can join the Market Share at any point during the season, which runs from June 18 -November 19. Join anytime: you will only be charged for the weeks that you participate! There are no fees for starting late or cancelling early, if needed. Sign up for home delivery, or pick up at the Ballston market.

SIGN UP for market share    add on home delivery

How to Pay

You make week-to-week payments, so there are no large upfront payments with the Market Share. When you sign up, you’ll be prompted to enter a credit card for payment. This card will be charged once per week based on your participation. When you schedule a week off, what we call “SKIPS,” you will not be charged! If you are paying with Federal Benefits, like WIC or SNAP EBT, we will process your payment in-person.

Where to Pick Up

Your Share will be packed and ready for you to pick up at the location you choose when you sign up. Unfortunately, you cannot switch pick-up locations from week-to-week. (See list of location choices below.)

Policies

Market Share Bags
We have temporarily switched to paper and plastic bags for the season due to COVID-19 guidelines to avoid reusable bags at this time.

Late or Same-Day Skips or No-Shows
It is our general policy that late/same-day skips and no-shows will be charged full price. By then, your fruits and veggies are already purchased, packed, and ready for pick up.

Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your Market Share membership at any time during the season at no cost, provided you let us know no later than Friday of the week prior so that we do not order food for you for the coming week. In order to CANCEL your membership and ensure you are not charged the weekly Market Share price, please email marketshare@freshfarm.org by the previous FRIDAY with “CANCEL” and your name in the subject line (e.g. “CANCEL Jane Farmer).

Rain or Shine or 99
We operate the Market Share rain or shine (or “feels like 99°F”!). We do not close down due to weather conditions unless dangerous conditions are predicted. In that event, we will communicate in advance via email or text to Market Share members.

Skips
You are welcome to SKIP a week any time that you need; 4 free skips are included in your membership, and after that, each additional skip costs $5. In order to SKIP and ensure you are not charged the weekly Market Share price, please email marketshare@freshfarm.org by the previous FRIDAY with “SKIP” and your skip details in the subject line including 1) your name 2) your pick up location and the 3) skipped date(s) (e.g. “SKIP Jane Farmer, Columbia Heights, 7/4”). More advance notice is fine as well.

Proxy Pick Ups
If you cannot pick up your Market Share, it’s fine to send a colleague, friend, or family member to pick up on your behalf. Please email marketshare@freshfarm.org and copy your proxy on the email telling us you give permission for someone else to pick up. Last minute notice is OK, too. If we haven’t seen the email in advance, have the proxy show it to us at the market.

Locations

The Market Share is now open at Ballston, and available for home delivery in DC and Virginia. More locations to be announced soon!