Citrus County Locally Grown
To our On-Line Farmers Market where our goal is to connect you to the freshest possible Hormone and Chemical FREE:
Baked Goods, Dairy, Eggs, Fruit, Herbs, Plants, Vegetables, and more!
All selected and picked just for your order.
Order Only what you want
Do not pay until you see the produce
Try before you Join, 2 Trial Orders.
(Enrol via “Sign IN” link on top of this page. NO commitment required.)
THE MARKET IS OPEN
Sunday Morning through Tuesday night
CURRENT PICKUP POINTS
Effective August 28, 2014
River Gardens Baptist Church
3429 W. Dunnellon Road
Dunnellon, FL 34433
UNITY of Citrus County Church
2628 W. Woodview Lane,
Lecanto, FL 34461
SW Ocala, East Dunnellon Pickup
3 Rock Farm
10701 S.W. 151 Place,
Dunnellon, FL 34432
SW Ocala, East Dunnellon Pickup
Pickup hours are Thursday 3:30-5:30pm. (Call if you need special arrangements)
Delivery Service available, in most areas for a small additional charge
Please amend your profile for your most convenient pickup point.
Have a great week, and let us know how we can help you eat fresh chemical and drug free food.
Who are we?
Citrus County Locally Grown is an online Farmers Market connecting Citrus County consumers with Citrus County growers of chemical-free produce and products. We do not sell conventionally grown produce which is known to have chemical fertilizers and/or chemical pesticides applied.
Our customers want convenient availability of freshly picked, affordable, chemical-free produce to lead a healthier lifestyle and support preservation of fossil fuels by buying goods that don’t need to be trucked in from California.
To satisfy our anticipated customer base, we need Citrus County growers of chemical-free produce to join our online Market. We know you are out there! No garden is too small for this effort and there is no longer any excuse for not starting your own chemical-free garden to earn extra dollars in this challenging economy.
To bring the best locally grown products from HORMONE and CHEMICAL FREE producers and give the “urban farmer” a marketplace where they are truly on an equal footing.
We all realize the limitations of personal urban spaces. Thus the need to organize as local “urban farmers” (growing chemical-free in our backyards) and get our produce to market. In this way, all our produce combines to supplement one another’s selling power and create wonderful one-stop-shopping variety for local residents.
To Prospective Growers:We have a resource who will help you get started! Just ask. See Q & A’s section on how to become a Grower.
To Prospective Customers: We aim to balance our customers’ needs with our need for a prudent business model. As we evolve, we will be counting on our customers’ feedback to help us improve, with the understanding that we (The Market) will not always be able to please everyone. But we will try! We want your business for the long-term. Open an account in The Market section.
Cost of using CitrusCounty.LocallyGrown.Net Market
We typically charge an annual membership fee of $25 per family but for a limited time we are offering Family Memberships at the INCREDIBLE SAVINGS of $15 for the year! That’s $10 OFF the standard annual membership fee! Less than 3 Cents per day for the entire year! Even at the standard $25/yr, it costs less than 7 cents per day for your entire household to have access to fresh, chemical-free, locally grown produce year-round. Our Market Managers work diligently to insure that you have a great experience on-line and in-person. Local urban farms charge annual fees in the hundreds of dollars to folks who don’t mind letting the farm choose their vegetables and quantities. With this Market, you will make your own choices from vegetables available and you can also choose NOT to purchase. There is no minimum purchase required. If the membership fee is cost prohibitive, please inquire about our sliding scale fees. We will probably ask for some volunteer time in return. Call a Market Manager at 352-895-3942 to discuss.
In addition to a membership fee, our customers are asked to support the cost of the Market’s online ordering system by paying 3.5% per order. In other words, when you purchase $20 of produce using the online Market, you’ll pay 70 cents toward website maintenance and hosting. We think it is best to be transparent about this cost, instead of building it into the price of our produce, which is competitively priced to beat local retailers whenever possible.
Our online ordering system is pretty easy to use. The learning curve, if any, is generally your first order. The good news is that you get to try before you buy (a membership)! You are welcome to try us for two orders before you pay the membership. The website will automatically add the membership fee to your third order.
As you might imagine, it is difficult for us to compare our pricing with that of local retailers because our produces cannot be equitably compared. Our produce is picked the day the customer takes ownership compared to (so much of it) that which is trucked in and stored before a customer can examine and purchase. What price can you assign to “truly fresh” and still keep it affordable? Even though we are chemical-free and not certified organic, our produce is fresher than most USDA produce sold by local retailers. Our pricing reflects our philosophy that healthy fresh chemical-free produce has to be affordable for the general population. Every day, we strive to meet this challenge.
We highly recommend that you review the Q & A’s section where you will learn quickly how we operate and what to expect. Thanks in advance for helping this network to grow in Citrus County, Florida. The time is now… We know there is a need.