Payment Methods: We accept checks, MasterCard, Visa, Bank-toBank Transfers and SNAP. We cannot accept cash. Payment by check is preferred.

Checks - You are welcome to pay by check in any amount at any time. The FDC does not incur charges for processing checks, thus it is our favorite payment method. Please mail checks made out to the Farm Direct Coop to: FDC. Box 1146. Marblehead. MA. 01945. You do not need to include a copy of your statement with your check. If you wish to wrap your check in paper for security, we prefer something from your recycling bin or a picture from your child : )

 

Dwolla - This is an ACH transfer system whereby members create an account with Dwolla by entering bank account information. Payments made via this service cost (the FDC) a half percent of the transaction total with a one cent minimum charge and a $5 maximum. Payments made using this service are limited to the amounts offered by the software, which are 1/4 of the account balance, 1/2 of the account balance or the full account balance. 

 

PayPal - You can use a credit card to pay with PayPal. Payments made via this service cost (the FDC) $.30 per transaction plus 2.9% of the transaction total. Payments made using this service are limited to the amounts offered by the software, which are 1/4 of the account balance, 1/2 of the account balance or the full account balance. 

 

SNAP - If you are interested in using your SNAP card to pay for your share, please contact Tamara for details.

 

Cash - Cash is not accepted at the depots, as we do not have a license to vend with the cities & towns in which we operate.

The Billing Cycle

February 15th - $100 Deposit for returning members due
June 15th - Half the remaining balance due
August 1st - Full balance due
*Please note that after August 1st, all account balances must be kept below $40.
 

Payment FAQ's

When will I get a statement? Statements are sent at the beginning of the season, before the August 1 payment is due, at the end of the season, and whenever you make a payment on your account. You will NOT receive a statement for individual bulk orders or extra items purchased at the depot.

Paying for special orders and bulk: If you pick up a small ticket item such as a pint of raspberries, bread or eggs, you are welcome to let us add these items to your account. The $40 maximum (see Billing Cycyle above) is in place to allow members to make such purchases without having to write a series of small checks, and saves us time processing payments. If you make a larger purchases, such as boxes of peaches or flats of berries, we ask that you pay for the produce when you pick it up. Stated another way, bulk orders are COD.

What if I can't find my statement? You can log into you account at Small Farm Central at any time to check your balance. If you have made recent purchase at the depot, they may take up to a week to appear on your statement. 

Late Payments: Late payments are subject to a $20 late fee. Accounts more than 30 days past due may be suspended. If you cannot pay your bill on time, you can arrange for a payment plan. If this is the case, please contact us before your bill is past due.

SNAP: The FDC accepts SNAP. If you would like use your benefits card to pay for your FDC weekly pickups, please contact tamara@farmdirectcoop.org.

Community Aid: Is available to families and individuals in need. The deadline to apply is May 1 prior to the beginning of each season. If you would like to apply, please contact julie@farmdirectcoop.org.