Monroe Farm Market is an online marketplace of locally grown and produced food, serving customers in the Greater Kanawha Valley and the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. Unlike CSA subscriptions, you get to order what you like, in the quantities that suit your needs, from the farms that you select.
The farms that make up MFM are family owned and operated ranging from small 2 acre farms to several hundred acre farms. Monroe Farm Market is a producer's market, meaning we only sell what we have raised, grown or made with our own two hands. Farmers benefit from the marketing, selling, packaging and delivering of their produce and prepared foods. We make it possible for farmers to work together to meet the growing demand for local, sustainable food in West Virginia.
The Ordering Process
Each week, online shopping on MFM is enabled at 8:00pm on Sunday night until 12 noon on Tuesday. A list of available products are sent to all members via email. Members can then visit the Shop page to add items to their cart, and then complete the checkout process. An order confirmation and a preliminary invoice are emailed once the order is complete, however, payment is collected when you pick up your order.
Our producers harvest your items on Wednesday and assemble your orders on Thursday morning. Your ordered items will be available at your selected pick up site on Thursday that week.
Orders must be picked up on Thursday. For your convenience, MFM otters four pickup locations. If you are unable to pick up your order, MFM needs a 24 hour notice. Your account will be charged for any orders that are not collected as we are delivering perishable products that cannot be resold. A final invoice is generated (to account for any items sold by weight) and MFM accepts cash or check when you pick up your order. Pickup locations are:
Charleston, WV - West Side
Pickup Time: 4:00- 6:00pm
Pickup Location: Unitarian Universalist Church
520 Kanawha Blvd.
Charleston, WV - South Hills
Pickup Time: 4:00- 6:00pm
Pickup Location: Unity of Kanawha Valley Church
Corner of Bridge and Myrtle Roads
Lewisburg, WV - Fairlea
Pickup Time: 11 :30am - 1:30pm
Pickup Location: Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
Park in main parking lot, follow sidewalk to covered picnic area in front of main entrance.
Pickup Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Pickup Location: Union Senior Center Lower parking lot.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Unlike some co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of goods (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with Monroe FarmMarket you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The products available are updated weekly by our producers and will be reflected on the storefront page.
As a registered member you will be able to log onto the online storefront via computer or mobile app to place your order for the week between 5:00 pm Sunday and Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. Orders are placed here on our website. Once you have fully completed your order you will receive a confirmation email from Monroe Farm Market. If you do not receive this email, then your order was not completed.
We accept cash or checks when you pick up your order. Preliminary invoices are sent automatically to you once you order. You will receive a final invoice in hand when you pick up our orders. Some of our items are sold by weight, particularly meats and certain vegetables. We adjust the prices once we receive the actual weights from the producers. You may always specify your weight, and there is a general range provided for most items in the item description. We also may need to adjust your invoice for items that were unexpectedly unavailable. For these reasons, we do not accept advance payment on the website.
Orders are picked up on Thursday of delivery weeks.
Charleston-West End: 4-5:30p.m., 520 Kanawha Blvd. at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
Charleston-South Hills: 4-5:30 p.m., 804 Myrtle Road, (at the corner of Bridge and Myrtle Roads at the Unity of the Kanawha Valley Church
Lewisburg: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea. Pick up is located inside the hospital's cafeteria. Go through the main entrance, straight down the hall and on the right. Contact MonroeFarm Market with any questions: 304-661-8766
Union: 11am to12:30 p.m.at the Union Senior Center, lower parking lot.
Enhance your local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.
Sustainability in Agriculture: Each of our growers emphasize practices that promote sustainability of land and goods, providing nutrient dense food selected at peek ripeness to be delivered to your table with each order.
Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.
Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
Supporting a way of life: The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
For more information about why buy local check out: www.greenbriervalley.org/why-buy-local/
Visit our page or Click Here to create an account. Make sure to specify that you are a farmer! This will add you to our system and our market managers will contact you with the next step. We do charge an annual fee of $80 as well as 15% of your overall sales.
Like at a traditional farmers’ market, you do get to set your own prices and list your items as you wish. Contact us at email@example.com or call Jennifer Frye at 304-661-8766 for more information. Our mailing address is Monroe Farm Market, P.O. Box 238, Union, WV24983.
Missed pick ups directly affects our producers who have harvested and sent your items. Therefore, MFM asks customers to either mail payment for missed pick ups or pay on the next delivery. We will try and send your items the next week (during our peak season) if they are in good shape. Please understand you are responsible for payment on all orders to include spoilage due to missed pick-ups. Email us if you forget or are unable to pick up your items to workout plans for payment.
If you would like to purchase a gift of health and flavor, please consider a Monroe Farm Market gift certificate. You can decide the amount and the lucky recipient can purchase our products without having to pay membership fees! Contact the market manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Farm to Fork Charleston Gazette-Mail Feature
Monroe Farm Market contributes a regular article or recipe to the Charleston Gazette-Mail for the Farm to Fork feature. Read them all below!