2012 UNFI delivery days are currently slated for
May 17, Jun 14, Jul 12, Aug 09
Sep 06, Oct 04, Nov 01. Nov 29, Dec 27
(group order is submitted to UNFI the Monday
prior to delivery)
Second Presbyterian Church,
3511 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37215
(Enter around back, at the corner of Richards and Graybar)
slot is ~ noon - 4 pm (central)
NOTE: actual arrival has been leaning
toward 3:30 - 4:30 pm recently.
new folks participate (ask questions, make suggestions, etc.) on our UNFI email
list for a month and then at least one adult from the
household / business will need to participate in at least one UNFI
delivery before we assign that household / business an onlne ordering account . This gives
you a chance to see our process in action so you can decide if our co-op fits
with your family's needs, lifestyle and time commitments. You must be able to
be very flexible regarding the UNFI delivery time as any number of variables can
impact the ETA of the truck. The delivery & distribution process takes
approximately 1.5 to 2 hours (from the time the truck arrives). Each household
placing an order is expected to provide at least one person to work the
delivery. Delivery workers are expected to arrive 15 - 30 minutes before the
truck's ETA, work unloading and distribution, pitch in where needed, verify the
pick sheets of workers involved in weighing and check-out, help clean up the
area. Check-out does not start until all items have been distributed.
need to join this list
http://groups.google.com/group/mp_unfi to receive updates on
the truck’s ETA. (we are assuming 3 – 4 pm) but this is subject to change. We
should receive a final ETA when the truck leaves the stop prior to ours giving
us ~90 minutes to gather at the church.
you have prior experience with a buying club co-op (experience using the UNFI
online ordering system in particular) let me know and you may be allowed to
order before participating in a UNFI delivery. We do not offer the UNFI volume discount to non-members during their trial period nor do we rebate once
they join. New folks may be required to submit payment the week before delivery
for their first few orders otherwise payment is due at delivery. You will need
to prepay before we submit the group order for your first order -- at least.
core group consisted of homeschool moms --- we understand _children in
tow_. Our current location - the Fellowship Café at 2nd Presb provides options
for non-working kids as well as offers meaningful tasks for the kids who want to
be part of the process.
strive to be flexible and compassionate regarding this process, in particular,
working the UNFI delivery. When we have enough folks ordering on a regular basis
we should be able to rotate working the delivery. We really are not rigid in
the areas that we have control over. We do not have control over delivery
date and time nor road conditions that make impact the initial ETA of the UNFI
truck. Otherwise, we are open to suggestions on how to serve as many people as
possible without over-burdening the core of the group.
What kinds of things can we order from UNFI? <
don't have fresh produce but have about the same grocery items as Whole
Foods/Whole Body. We encourage folks to support local farmers as much as
possible and encourage folks to grow their own, join a community garden, and
subscribe to a CSA.
>does it include grass fed meat at all? <
Again we encourage omnivores to buy meats locally when they can. UNFI does
offer r grass-fed meats..
>How often would we volunteer to do deliveries?<
Currently if you order --- you work the delivery – we do strive to be flexible
and as we grow we will be able to rotate working delivery shifts
There are no non-working memberships available at this time. Work
involves participating in unloading the truck, sorting, weighing,
distributing the items, verifying the pick sheets of members involved in
weighing & check-out, & generally pitching in where needed & helping clean
up the area.
protect the co-op -- new folks may be required to pay in full before the order
You must be able to be very flexible regarding the delivery time
as any number of variables can impact the ETA of the truck.
Delivery times & updates
are announced on our
as soon as we receive an ETA
or update from the UNFI warehouse in Atlanta.