Kitsap Fresh COVID-19 Customer Plan

Limited drop points: we have needed to consolidate some of our pick up locations.

Kitsap Fresh Warehouse (5686 NE Minder Rd, #201, Poulsbo)
North Kitsap, 3:30pm – 6pm

Vibe Coworks / Chocmo
Poulsbo, 4pm – 6pm

Bainbridge Island Grange
Bainbridge Island, 4pm – 6pm

Haselwood Family YMCA
Silverdale, 4pm – 6pm

Crane’s Castle Brewing
Bremerton Locations, 4pm – 6pm

Slaughter County Brewing Co.
Port Orchard, 4pm – 6pm

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  • Sales are limited to Saturdays and Sundays ONLY (no Monday) and can be turned off at any time without prior warning.  Our system is limited and so we must also be able to limit order capacity. Be sure to get your order in early!
  • Delivery fees have temporarily been increased to $6 per order to cover increased use of supplies & staff time.
  • Limited pick-up time window — 2 hrs. This time will be posted when selecting a pick up location and again on your confirmation email. Please be mindful of this when you place your order.
  • You will be called for orders encroaching on the 2 hr window. Again, all forgotten orders will be forfeit. Be sure your best contact phone number is listed on your customer profile.
  • Monitor Kitsap Fresh Facebook posts for early notifications that your attendant is ready at your location
  • Continuation with “no contact” delivery – drive up with your passenger side to the attendant, fully open the passenger side REAR window or pop the hatch/trunk, assure the area is clear for the attendant to drop in your order, & state your name or use a sign with your name written largely on it for staff to see.
  • Attendants may ask for confirmation of order: such as items in your order, or they may confirm your billing address, so be prepared to offer this information.

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There is now an option to “Donate to Kitsap Fresh” in the marketplace, or you can use our “text to donate” program, by simply texting “localfood” to 77948.

Kitsap Fresh has run on a shoestring budget for 5 years now.  We are very conscientious of our use, waste and carbon footprint.  This challenging time has brought us into a financially challenging period as we have increased usage of supplies, such as paper for invoices, labels and paper bags.  We also feel it is important to pay our staff for all hours incurred and all drivers for mileage. We have temporarily increased delivery fees, but this will not cover all expenses.  If you are able to donate, know that we sincerely appreciate your offering. Thank you!

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PLEASE NOTE:

Precautions are being taken on every level to ensure safety for all.

  • We are limiting workers for our warehouse to ensure safe distancing.
  • Hand wash protocols and stations are in place and monitored for usage.
  • Producers are dropping off outside our warehouse, with all orders pre-packed by household.
  • Eggs will now be included in your order, not separate from the rest of your order.
  • All producers are following “Best Practices” and self governance, and they have been instructed to not participate if exposed or with active symptoms.  We ask the same of you – do not pick up if you are sick or have been exposed. 

This SITUATION IS FLUID and the Board of Kitsap Fresh reserves the right to halt ANY distributions if concerns arise. Operations are decided weekly by the Board.

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ALTERNATIVES:

  • The Kitsap Community Food Co-op in Bremerton is offering curbside pick up.
  • Programs are being created to assist low income and vulnerable populations to receive fresh food.
  • Local food banks are also busy creating alternative systems
  • Local farmers are working to create a “direct to consumer” farm sales system. This is still a work in progress, but many farms have already signed up and created online purchasing systems.  You can find a list at WSU Small Farms / Kitsap.  This information will also be listed on Kitsap Fresh, Kitsap Grown and other sites as they become available. Stay tuned.

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There has never been a better time to support your local agricultural systems.  Local growers are working very diligently to assure that there is enough food for our communities.  Local Food advocates are working to create systems to connect you. 

Now is the time to create long lasting relationships, show support, and please, do not forget that when this is all over, your farmers will still be there, growing as much as they can and counting on your support. 

Thank you for your support, patience and kind words during this time of re-creation.

If all of us increase our efforts, we can build a sustainable system and heal our planet.

Kitsap Fresh is Hiring!

Kitsap Fresh is hiring a new Operations Manager. Please see job description below and submit all requested items by January 15th, 2018 for consideration.

Download a PDF version of the KF Operation Manager Job Description

Position Title: Kitsap Fresh Operations Manager

Organizational Description. Kitsap Fresh is a producer-owned cooperative that operates a year-round online local food market for local growers and customers.  The coop provides aggregation and distribution of customer orders every week of the year.  Kitsap Fresh is committed to providing a market for local farmers and producers to sell and customers to access source-identified food on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Job Summary. This is an hourly, part-time, paid position with no benefits for up to 20 hours per week starting in March 2018.  Pay is dependent on experience.  The purpose of this position is to manage all aspects of the Local Food Marketplace software and oversee successful aggregation and delivery of food. The position is also intended to expand Kitsap Fresh by developing key relationships with producers and engage a broader audience of customers. This may include (but not be limited to) developing partnerships with other local food related organizations to leverage expertise, customer bases and funding sources.

Supervision.  The Board of Directors will provide support and supervision.

Location.  The employee will work remotely on a flexible schedule.  The only requirement is to be able to work in Kingston at the aggregation site every Wednesday.

Minimum Education Requirements.  A.A. or A.S Degree

Qualifications:

  • At least four years related work experience in sales, customer service, logistics, and farming or food system-related work;
  • Understanding of market demand, consumer preferences, and the food system value chain;
  • Direct experience developing and managing complex on-the-ground operations;
  • Direct experience with developing and managing farm production plans;
  • Experience in sales and marketing with demonstration of graphic design in order to create brochures, fliers, posters, handouts and general display items;
  • Proven history of success with detail-oriented work;
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team to meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to manage daily changes in tasks and a work schedule that may change weekly;
  • Effective communications, interpersonal skills, and strong writing ability;
  • Ability to track orders and sales accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner;
  • Knowledgeable in computer software (MS Office, social media, website content development, graphic design, Excel database, Office365);
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license and a valid drivers license;
  • Ability to perform varied and repetitive manual labor tasks including manual lifting of boxes between 25 – 50 pounds;
  • Agricultural training and experience in multiple aspects of farming is a plus;
  • Knowledge of food systems and food hub operations ideal

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Operations

  • Manage logistics at the main aggregation site, including printing of orders, preparation of coolers and boxes/bags. Receive products from local producers and sort orders in preparation for delivery.
  • Organize outgoing product and pack for different pick-up locations and orders on a weekly basis.
  • Coordinate logistics for multiple, simultaneous delivery routes. Provide support to drivers who distribution drop-points (Kingston, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton, Port Orchard) and assist in driving orders as needed on a weekly basis.
  • Communicate harvest needs to producers based on inventory and orders placed.
  • Perform other online administrative tasks, which could include updating online inventory, tracking payments, invoice generation, etc.
  • Oversee food safety tracking and record-keeping systems.
  • Organize and manage supplies, including boxes, packing materials, cleaning supplies, and office supplies.
  • Refine packing and distribution systems for maximum efficiency.
  • Coordinate the purchase and management of other new infrastructure as needed.

Marketing

  • Bring marketing / expansion ideas to the Board of Directors for consideration. Create marketing materials and graphics as needed. Support outreach and fundraising events.
  • Update and send out the weekly “Producer Newsletter” and “The Fresh Sheet” for customers.
  • Maintain Kitsap Fresh website & social media outlets as needed.
  • Work with producers to secure business licenses and other documentation requirements.
  • Coordinate/manage outreach and fundraising events; organize annual producer meeting.
  • Develop relationships with key/potential local sponsors; seek out collaborations with existing cooperatives/local food related organizations.

Administrative Tasks

  • Manage and ensure proper functioning of the local food marketplace software.
  • Attend monthly board meetings.
  • Process producer payments weekly. Set up new producers in the LFM software.
  • Improve systems for onboarding new producer members. Provide orientation to new producers and provide training as needed on pricing, uploading photos, and using the software.
  • Perform customer service as needed.

To Learn More.  Visit kitsapfresh.org and localfoodmarketplace.com/kitsapfresh.

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should send a resume and CV to info@kitsapfresh.org by January 15th, 2018.

Kitsap Fresh is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

1 Month FREE Trial Membership In August!

1 Week Free Trial promoIn celebration of our first year of operation and National Farmers Market Week (Aug. 7th – 13th) Kitsap Fresh is offering a one-month FREE trial membership encouraging others to shop and eat local during the month of August. Enjoy convenient shopping from our easy online storefront. Then pick-up your order Wednesdays at one of our 3 convenient locations.

If you have been wanting to try Kitsap Fresh, now is the time! Visit our website kitsapfresh.org for more information, click the “I want to Buy” Button and start shopping this week!

Current Pick-Up Sites:

Poulsbo – The Slippery Pig Brewery (3pm – 6pm)
Bremerton – CJ’s Evergreen General Store & Catering (4:30pm – 8pm)
Kingston – Downpour Brewing (4pm – 7pm)

Kitsap Fresh Has Open Board Seats!

Board member calloutKitsap Fresh is making a difference in our local food movement.  2016 has been an exciting year, with two new pick-up sites being launched and the year isn’t even finished!

Kitsap Fresh is a cooperative, run by a Board of Directors (BOD). Our BOD is a 7 person body. We have two board seats available now with one more coming available this fall. We would love to fill those seats with members passionate about local food and what we are working towards.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and how you can help shape our local food system please email us at info@kitsapfresh.org.

New Kingston Site Launch!

Kitsap Fresh is excited to announce our 3rd pick-up site launching Wednesday July 13th at Downpour Brewing in Kingston.

Kingston Launch FB Visual-4To celebrate we are offering a FREE 1 week trial membership to anyone joining now through August 31st, 2016. To join visit our online storefront and select the “Sign Up!” tab. This limited trial is open to anyone who would like to see what Kitsap Fresh is all about. Make sure to select your pick-up location (Poulsbo, Bremerton or Kingston) and start shopping! Members are now able to access 40+ local farms and food producers from one easy online storefront.

Current Wednesday pick-up sites:

Poulsbo – The Slippery Pig Brewery (3pm – 6pm)
Bremerton – CJ’s Evergreen General Store & Catering (4:30pm – 8pm)
Kingston – Downpour Brewing (4pm – 7pm)

For more information contact us anytime at info@kitsapfresh.org

 

New Summer Distribution Hours

KF Summer hoursStarting Wednesday, May 11th we are extending our summer hours at both our Poulsbo & Bremerton pick-up locations.

The Slippery Pig in Poulsbo – 3pm to 6pm

CJ’s Evergreen General Store & Catering – 4:30pm to 8pm

Producers: Please remember there is also a change to the drop off for products. You are now able to drop at the Slippery Pig in Poulsbo from 2pm – 2:45pm only.

Questions? Contact us anytime at info@kitsapfresh.org