How It Works

A seasonal subscription of local produce from Wade Farms supports the sale of produce affordably in Napier.

When you sign up for a season-long produce subscription, you will receive a weekly box of produce (roughly enough for an average family of 4 for one week) filled with your choice of whatever Farmer Wade has available that week.

Choose your produce on Sunday mornings between 9:30am and 12:00pm at Midtown’s Granny White location. The season runs from May 8 to October 9, with a break week on July 17.

Bonus: A fabulous chef from Midtown 12 South will create a weekly document to include food storage tips and recipes featuring the week’s offerings.

How your subscription supports Napier

If you sign up for the Produce Partnership, $4 of your $20 weekly price goes to purchase produce for the Napier community. That means 20% of the cost of your season’s subscription would go to Napier ($88 of the $440 total cost of doing the partnership).

Farmer Hargis Wade of Wade Farms is offering his produce to us at wholesale prices (roughly 50% off) to sell in Napier. We will use the money from the Napier Produce Partnership to purchase the produce and then sell it to Napier residents in two different ways:

  1. We will set up a farm stand starting in May outside the Dollar General in Napier to catch people as they go shopping for boxed/bagged/packaged food. Produce will be sold at 20-30% less than the wholesale price for which it was purchased from Wade Farms. We have applied for SNAP status in order to accept SNAP payment as soon as possible.
  2. We will work to hire youth from the Napier neighborhood to deliver weekly boxes of produce directly to residents of Napier, especially if getting out to the farm stand is a barrier.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost? What are the payment options?

    The cost is $440 for the entire 22-week season. This comes out to $20 per week ($16/week for your produce + a $4/week donation to offset the cost of selling the same produce affordably in Napier). Our farmer’s costs have gone up since last year which is why the pricing looks slightly different from last season.

    There are two payment options:

    • Pay the season total ($440) upon registration OR
    • Pay half of the season total ($220) upon registration and the remaining half ($220) by Sunday, July 3.

     

  • What if I am out of town or can't pick up my produce on one or more Sundays during the season?

    You can have a friend, neighbor or family member come pick up your produce to use that week!

  • Can I share a subscription with others?

    Yes! This is a wonderful opportunity to build community. You may consider purchasing one or more subscriptions to share with your discipleship group, neighbors, roommates, or friends. You can use the produce together (plan, cook and eat meals together) or simply share the cost of a seasonal subscription and take turns picking up and using the produce each week. Please only have one person register per seasonal subscription that you wish to purchase.

  • What if I don’t think I can make it to Midtown Granny White every Sunday morning?

    Don’t let that stop you from participating! If there are enough produce partners at any particular Midtown congregation, we will work to coordinate volunteers from that congregation who could come pick up boxes and deliver to the congregation each Sunday. Also, a box can be filled and set aside for you to pick up later on Sunday. Please contact Jenny Gilbert at gw.napier.connect@gmail.com if you’d like to arrange this latter option.

  • Can I purchase produce even if I don't want to sign up for a full season subscription?

    Yes! The farm stand will be open outside Granny White from May 1 until October 30 for à la carte purchases. À la carte customers are upcharged 30% to contribute to purchasing produce for the Napier community.