Benefits of Outer Aisle

The Outer Aisle Food Hub is the perfect response in these critical times. As a resilient and efficient model of distribution Outer Aisle is the Hub: bringing eaters, growers and makers together to meet the needs of our communities. As farmers we know deep down into the core of our cells the importance of healthy soils equating to healthy bodies. It’s our personal mission to feed ourselves with nature’s best and that’s the promise by which we feed you!

It’s been proven that eating a plant based diet is the number one best thing you can do for your body to keep it healthy. Just imagine that eating fresh produce full of nutrition and life on a constant basis can protect you from diseases and bolster your immune system. We’ve got the local solution for you…join our program and receive a box of seasonal produce and/or shop our extensive web store for essential ingredients that meet the needs of the 21st century.

Your boxes have been fantastic! I feel as though you curate them so I get the best of everything in season. Thank-you for your work!

My husband has spent much of the summer in the Bay Area and there I ordered a box from a local produce stand. Those fruits have paled compared to the Outer Aisle Box. I just opening the box and thinking about what to create with bounty.
Thank you, Linda W.

Every day, we hear of more cases of COVID appearing in our communities, and we’ve taken it to secure an amazing source of high quality ingredients that pass our test of time. During the summer months our two acre farm supplies two-thirds of our CSA subscribers while during the off-season we seek further afield and source the freshest California grown organic produce we can find. Our primary distributor (Veritable Vegetable) and our biggest supplier in San Juan Bautista (Coke Farm) are equally committed to food security and have been pushing that agenda since the beginning of organic agriculture in the 1980’s. As true pioneers of this movement their commitment to quality and transparency goes above and beyond.  In addition, our local growers (including ourselves), who are all family farms with small footprints and less complications, are tucked away in the hills far from any “hot spots”. Knowing where your food comes from and how it is handled, what care goes into growing it and the connection gained from such knowledge is invaluable when making important decisions for you and your family.

We have reached a pivotal moment in Outer Aisle’s 28 year history. A long slow tortoise like trajectory in pioneering organic produce in our region has finally risen to it’s full potential. Our commitment to evolving Outer Aisle Food Hub’s “far-sighted” model of a regional food distribution network is now poised to reach a critical mass. This has the potential to ignite a local food revolution and become a prominent business model for the 21st century. Please read our latest blog on this very subject.

Please read our COVID-19 protective measures we are taking here.


OUR BI-WEEKLY FOOD DELIVERY SYSTEM OFFERS:

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  • Our best deal! An organic fresh seasonal pre-made box of produce bi-weekly (every two weeks), year-round, and in 3 pre-made subscription sizes and/or web store orders. Scroll below for selections.
  • Join as a Personal Shopper  and choose al a carte ($50 minimums) and access web store only.  $7.5 shopper fee waived at $100 purchases. Scroll below for more details.
  • Convenient drop off points in Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine and Amador counties
  • Home delivery service to homes on our route ($10 per house/$5 per neighborhood) – subject to admin approval
  • As a subscriber receiving a pre-made produce box you have free access to our extensive web store (no minimums and no shopper fee)
  • Web Store offerings include: Vegetables, fruits, proteins, eggs, cheese, nuts and other items.
  • On-line Farmigo software handles: vacation settings, secure payments options, subscription changes, and web store ordering

Join our growing CSA community and sign up for a box of beautiful produce. Starting at $40, you can sign up using this link – first setting your drop off location and then next selecting the size box using this link: Sign-Up 

Create an account using the Personal Shopper Option. It’s free to join and you’ll be in the loop with our system and our offerings. We just re-launched our Web store where a comprehensive list of products are available. If you follow the link above you’ll be able to few the items offered, included are: proteins, dry goods, cheeses and other items.  Signing up for this option gives you the most flexibility with the unique ability to build your own box ($50 minimum order); We offer a house delivery service  – please inquire at OuterAisle@gmail.com

We have heard from many subscribers that getting their CSA box of produce is the highlight of the week and delightfully reminds them of opening up a present, excited to see what gems are hidden inside. To sum it up, a member wrote: “Since getting vegetables and fruit from Outer Aisle I have changed the way I choose my weekly menus. I used to select recipes then go to the store for ingredients. Now I get the ingredients and plan my meals according to what is fresh, seasonal and local. This has allowed me to widen the scope of my culinary experience and to incorporate different elements that I may not have used in the past.”

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERINGS:

Your purchase of a $40 optimizes the efficiency of our efforts and is the best value all round. All subscriptions receive free access to the web store with no minimums required. Substitutions are available with these options.

  • Standard Fruit & Vegetables – $40
  • Standard Veggies Only – $40
  • Foodies Box – $60

Please note: A box fee of $1 per delivery is charged to partially cover the cost of the box.

PERSONAL SHOPPER OPTION:

  • Join without a subscription and get access to the web store for a al carte ordering. $50 minimums apply and a $7.5 shopper fee is waived when you spend $100 or more.
  • View web store here 

Please note: A box fee of $1 per delivery is charged to partially cover the cost of the box.

PICKUP POINTS: Friday bi-weekly (every other)

Don’t see a pickup spot near you? Please inquire – we are always adding new pickup points. We also do private residences for those less mobile for an extra $10 (they must be on our route to qualify for this extra service).

AMADOR COUNTY:

  • Achieving Balance Chiropractic, Martell
  • Scott Harvey Wines, Sutter Creek
  • Health Habit, Valley Springs
  • Moke Hill Residence drop

CALAVERAS COUNTY:

  • Resource Connection, San Andreas
  • Calaveras Lumber, Angels Camp
  • Saddlecreek, Copperopolis Private Home
  • Outer Aisle Venue
  • SNAC, Arnold
  • Bear Valley
  • Moke Hill Private Home

TUOLUMNE COUNTY:

  • Mountain Sage, Groveland
  • Twain Harte Fitness, Twain Harte
  • Dambacher Family Farmers, Peaceful Valley Road, Sonora
  • Smith Chiropractic, Downtown Sonora
  • Condor Engineering, Columbia
  • 7th Day Adventist Residential Housing
  • SRMC (only for employees)
  • Dr Jaggy’s Holistic Center, Columbia

VACATION SETTING:

Simply log into your account using your email and password and set a vacation, change a subscription or location.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We are an obligation free service. Upon sign-up if you should choose to do the recurring payment option the software program is set up to pay one time ahead. If you should wish to cancel your subscription then please notice us by email or phone. If there is any credit on your account we will mail you a check.

SIGN UP using our online accounting system called Farmigo. The system will set you up with an account, link a recurring payment for ultimate ease, allow you to set vacations and change your subscription. You can also call Christine at 209/728-9112 and even sign up over the phone.

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