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How to Use the New Swap System

Getting local, healthy sustainable food is easier than ever. Once you sign up for your 4PFoods bag, you are just steps away from creating your most delicious meal yet. The swap system lets you decide what you want in your bags each week, creating a virtual online farmers market that comes delivered straight to your doorstep.

To customize your bag each week, simply login before your skip deadline to make any changes you want.

Skip deadline reminder:

Wednesday delivery – Sunday at midnight.

Thursday delivery – Monday at midnight.

Friday delivery – Tuesday at midnight.

Here is how to do it:

Login to your account. Under “Subscriptions” you’ll see each of your shares. On Friday, when Justin confirms our orders for the next week, you’ll see a live list of what will be in each week’s bags along with some extra items in our inventory. You can take out items you don’t want by hitting the “remove” button or add extra portions of items you do want by adjusting the quantity, or trade for other items we have in stock.

 

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It’s a points-based system. Each item will have a certain number of points based on what their cost is – so some items may be worth more than others. Feel free to trade items around until you have customized a bag you love. The points do not roll over to future weeks, but we do give you 5 points of leeway – so for example, if you only have 3 points left but want to get extra apples for 5 points, you can still do that.

For the Produce share, there will be a list of value-added items, such as dressing or stone ground grits you can trade for produce items. Note, the value-added items tend to be worth more points than the produce, so you may have to trade two produce items for a value-added item.

 

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For the Dairy Share, you have the option of choosing from whole, low fat and nonfat milk, as well as plain yogurts and yogurt smoothies. We’ll also keep a limited inventory of other dairy items you may want to trade for that week, such as different types of cheese.

 

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For the Protein share, we have a solid list of other cuts of meat that you can trade for – so you can  build your own Protein share if you want to.

 

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After you’ve made any changes you want, you can move away from that page after the changes load - no “save changes” needed.

Congratulations! All you have to do now is sit back and relax while we pack your bag for you and drop it off on your doorstep. In the meantime, get some recipe inspiration from our Pinterest page or check out our newsletters for handpicked recipes for each week’s share.

If you do run into any trouble or notice any bugs, feel free to email Bonnie (bonnie@4pfoods.com).

This is the evolution of 4P Foods becoming a true online farmers marketplace. We hope to marry the principles of Community Supported Agriculture with the convenience and choice you all deserve.  As we continue to build a community of people, like you, who want to create a more just and equitable food system of tomorrow, we hope to make ethical, sustainable food the norm – not the exception.

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