How It Works

How It Works – A Closer Look

Participating in Our Co-op Buys…A Closer Look

1 – Find Your Buys

All buys open at the beginning of the week and have a specific close date in that week. We send out an email of all open buys for the week, as well as post them in our facebook group.

2 – Placing an Order

We use Google sheets for orders. We send out an email with all order forms at the beginning of the week.   Placing items on the order form should be considered ordering them. You will be invoiced and accountable for all items on the form on the day the buy closes.

3 – Paying for your Order

Once the order closes we will send an invoice to you through paypal.  Final price will  include a small co-op fee of 10%, Shipping if charged by vendor (split between buying members), and Salinas Sales Tax of 9.25% for all applicable items.

Remember: Placing items on the order form should be considered ordering them. You will be invoiced and accountable for all items on the order form on the day the buy closes.

Please process payment within 24 hours of receiving the paypal Invoice. 

4 – Picking up your Order

Items must be picked up Within 24 hours of being notified your order is available. If you fail to pick up your order within that time frame, it will be shipped to your home  at your cost. If you fail to pay your shipping invoice within an additional 24 hours, your items will be relinquished to Di Vita Organic.

  • Items are to be picked up between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Let’s be respectful of our drop coordinators personal time.
  • If you leave perishable items at the drop the coordinator will throw them out i.e. eggs and spoiled produce. You will still be responsible for paying for those items. You will not be allowed to order again until those items have been paid for.

We also offer shipping directly to your home for actual cost.

5 – Pick-up Location

Sam– Monterey
Misty– Castroville
Erica– Salinas
Darcy– Marina
Holly– Pacific Grove

6 – Admins

Erica– Buy Admin
Darcy– Event planner/community outreach cordinator

 7 – Hours

These are the set hours for the co-op. These are the hours that emails, text messages and other things will be handled.

  • Monday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • Wednesday 9 a.m to 12 p. m
  • Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Questions about your Order?
Due to the agreements we make with our vendors, please do not contact any vendors directly. If you have any questions, email us and the buy admin will work with you to solve your questions. Our vendors, and the admins, appreciate it!

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