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Please invite your friends and family to check out the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative!

HOW IT WORKS: Order Sundays-Wednesdays for Saturday pickup.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT: Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Here is a map of the current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER: Select “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Wednesday at 5pm

SPECIAL NOTE: To order wild Alaskan line-caught salmon and fish from Shoreline Wild Salmon, please use this link. Billing will be through Shoreline with pickup at Brines Farm or Slow Farm.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY: Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday. Pickup will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturdays 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturdays, 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed pickups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support!



 
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Dear friends

Just a reminder that today 12/16/20 is the last day for ordering from the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative. The final no-contact pickup of the year at Slow Farm will be this Saturday 12/19/20 from 9am-11:30am. We are shortening the hours because it is going to be cold!! Porch pick up all day at Brines Farm.

There are still some lovely things to order for year-end festivities, including greens, live trees, and herbs, along with absolutely beautiful dessert treats (like maple syrup marshmallows!!) and sustainable wild caught fish from our newest producers including:

- Warda Patisserie – a small Detroit based pâtisserie making sophisticated, hand-crafted seasonal pastries influenced by travels and life in Algeria, France and Asia.

AND

- Shoreline Wild Salmon – wild Alaskan line-caught salmon and fish (*order with them directly for pickup at Slow Farm).

Wishing you the best for the holidays and thank you so much for all your support this year!

Kim, Shannon, Kristen, Jill and all of us at the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative

Washtenaw Organic Collaborative Update - Order thru Dec. 16 for pickup Dec. 19


Dear Friends

Here’s an update about the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative holiday market. For this final market of the year, ordering is open until Wednesday December 16. Please note: our pickup will be Saturday December 19th at Slow Farm from 9am- 11:30am, or self-serve at Brines Farm all day.

We have added some new items – more spinach and squash. And we want to highlight the new producers we have this month including:

  • Warda Patisserie – with lovely pastries and desserts (including gluten free options) perfect for the holidays
  • Shoreline Wild Salmon – order line-caught salmon or halibut, or smoked salmon directly through their online form here: Shoreline Order Form
    Please choose either Brines Farm or Slow Farm for pickup on December 19th.

Thank you again for all your support.

Special Holiday Market (Order now thru Dec. 16th for pickup Dec. 19th)


* HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE WASHTENAW ORGANIC COLLABORATIVE!! *

Reminder that we’ve decided to hold one final holiday market for this year! You can order now through Dec. 16th with no-contact pickup on Saturday, Dec. 19th.

NEW! This month we are thrilled to be adding 2 new producers who offer the most delicious and most conscientious food available anywhere:
- Warda Patisserie – a small Detroit based pâtisserie making sophisticated, hand-crafted seasonal pastries influenced by travels and life in Algeria, France and Asia
- Shoreline Wild Salmon – wild Alaskan line-caught salmon and fish (*see note on the Market page for information on how to place order)

We started the weekly market as a collaboration among Brines Farm, Raindance Organic Farm and Slow Farm, and have been extremely grateful for the strong support we’ve received from our community. We’ve gathered strength and resilience in navigating the COVID pandemic by adding other farmers and producers who share our values including:
- Baseline Farm – truly grass-fed pastured beef
- Bird Dog Baking – diverse, local, wholegrain breads and bakery items
- Dancer Creek Farm – family farmed livestock
- Little House Homestead – free range eggs
- Rustic Roots Farm – family farm dedicated to bees, sheep, chickens, gardening, and woodworking

When you make a purchase through the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative you are directly supporting local food businesses (mostly women-owned!) who value sustainable and regenerative practices, the highest standards of care for employees, animals, soil, and waters and long-term commitment to our communities. Thank you for your support and for all that you do to create the world as it should be.

We are wishing you and yours a very safe, healthy, and restorative holiday season.

Hope to see you on the 19th!

Washtenaw Organic Collaborative - Ordering Open Dec. 2-16 for pickup Dec. 19


We’ve decided to hold one final holiday market for this year! Ordering opens Wednesday Dec. 2 thru Dec. 16.
No-contact pickup on Saturday Dec. 19th. 

NEW! This month we are thrilled to be adding 2 new producers who offer the most delicious and most conscientious food available anywhere: 
- Warda Patisserie - a small Detroit based Pâtisserie making sophisticated, hand-crafted seasonal pastries influenced by travels and life in Algeria, France and Asia
- Shoreline Wild Salmon - wild Alaskan line-caught salmon and fish

We started the weekly WOC as a collaboration among Brines Farm, Raindance Organic Farm and Slow Farm, and have been extremely grateful for the strong support we’ve received from our community. We’ve gathered strength and resilience in navigating the COVID pandemic by adding other farmers and producers who share our values including:
- Baseline Farm - truly grass-fed pastured beef
- Birddog Baking - diverse, local, wholegrain breads and bakery items
- Dancer Creek Farm – family farmed livestock
- Little House Homestead – free range eggs
- Rustic Roots Farm – family farm dedicated to bees, sheep, chickens, gardening, and woodworking

When you make a purchase through the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative you are directly supporting local food businesses  (mostly women-owned!) who value sustainable and regenerative practices, the highest standards of care for employees, animals, soil, and waters and long-term commitment to our communities. Thank you for your support and for all that you do to create the world as it should be. 

We are wishing you and yours a very safe, healthy, and restorative holiday season. 

Ordering Open for November 21st Pickup


We are open for pickup this coming Saturday, November 21st!

Thank you for all your support all year! This is likely our last market week for the year. During the winter, some of our vendors will be offering items for sale on the Whitney Farmstead website (whitneyfarmstead.com) for pickup on Saturday mornings at the Whitney Farmstead farmstand.

For now, stock up! We wish you a safe and healthy holiday season!

ORDERING OPEN Sunday, November 15th through Wednesday, November 18th for pickup SATURDAY, November 21st.

HOW IT WORKS : Order Sundays-Wednesday for Saturday pickup or delivery.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Address and details are on the website for current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER Head to WashtenawOrganic.com and select the tab “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Wednesday at 5pm.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Pick up will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturdays 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturdays, 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support! See you on Saturday!

Ordering Open for November 14th Pickup


We are open for pickup this coming Saturday, November 14th!

Thank you for all your support all year! (We will be open the following week as well for a November 21st pickup prior to Thanksgiving.) Please invite your friends and family to check out the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative!

Autumn continues to bring some new things, be sure to check out our new items today!

ORDERING OPEN Sunday, November 8th through through Wednesday, November 11th for pickup SATURDAY, November 14th.

HOW IT WORKS : Order Sundays-Wednesday for Saturday pickup or delivery.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Address and details are on the website for current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER Head to WashtenawOrganic.com and select the tab “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Wednesday at 5pm.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Pick up will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturdays 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturdays, 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support! See you on Saturday!

Ordering Open for November 14th Pickup


We are open for pickup this coming Saturday, November 14th!

Thank you for all your support all year! (We will be open the following week as well for a November 21st pickup prior to Thanksgiving.) Please invite your friends and family to check out the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative!

Autumn continues to bring some new things, be sure to check out our new items today!

ORDERING OPEN Sunday, November 8th through through Wednesday, November 11th for pickup SATURDAY, November 14th.

HOW IT WORKS : Order Sundays-Wednesday for Saturday pickup or delivery.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Address and details are on the website for current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER Head to WashtenawOrganic.com and select the tab “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Wednesday at 5pm.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday. Pick up will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturdays 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturdays, 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- Delivery to your location is created by adding the $10 delivery item to your order basket.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support! See you on Saturday!

November WOC Pickup Dates: Nov. 14 & Nov. 21


Greetings WOC Supporters! Happy November! The Washtenaw Organic Collaborative online market will be open for two cycles during November.

  • The market will open Sunday, November 8th at approximately 9am and close Wednesday, November 11th at 5pm with order pickups on Saturday, November 14th.
  • The market will open Sunday, November 15th at approximately 9am and close Wednesday, November 18th at 5pm with order pickups on Saturday, November 21st.

For both cycles, the Saturday morning pickup options will be the same as previous: no-contact car trunk pickup at Slow Farm from 9am-noon; and self-serve porch pickup at Brines Farm.

We wish you a healthy month full of nutritious items and we thank you for your continued support!

Ordering Open for October 31st Halloween pickup!


We are open for our last regular week of the season, with a pickup on October 31st, Halloween!

Thank you for all your support all year! Our market will be open to shoppers during November but there will be only one pickup on Saturday November 21st. Stay tuned for other winter season details. Please invite your friends and family to check out the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative!

Autumn continues to bring some new things, be sure to check out our new items today!

ORDERING OPEN Sunday, October 25th through through Wednesday, October 28th for pickup SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st.

HOW IT WORKS : Order Sundays-Wednesday for Saturday pickup or delivery.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Address and details are on the website for current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER Head to WashtenawOrganic.com and select the tab “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Wednesday at 5pm.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday. Pick up will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturdays 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturdays, 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- Delivery to your location is created by adding the $10 delivery item to your order basket.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support! See you on Saturday!

Ordering Open for Oct 24th


Apologies, power outage, but we are now open! Just two more Saturday pickups left in October: October 24th and 31st! Our market will be open to shoppers during November but there will be only one pickup on Saturday November 21st. Stay tuned for other winter season details. Please invite your friends and family to check out the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative!

Autumn continues to bring some new things, be sure to check out our new items today!

ORDERING OPEN Sunday, October 18th through through Wednesday, October 21st for pickup SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24th.

HOW IT WORKS : Order Sundays-Wednesday for Saturday pickup or delivery.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Address and details are on the website for current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER Head to WashtenawOrganic.com and select the tab “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Wednesday at 5pm.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday. Pick up will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturdays 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturdays, 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- Delivery to your location is created by adding the $10 delivery item to your order basket.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support! See you on Saturday!