Thanksgiving Holiday Delivery Schedule 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday Delivery Schedule

  • Monday 11/21 – Turkey Deliveries to Western Suburbs
  • Tuesday 11/22 – Turkey Deliveries to City, Northern, and Southern Suburbs
  • Wednesday 11/23 – Overflow Deliveries where needed
  • Thursday & Friday 11/24 & 11/25 CLOSED – NO DELIVERIES
  • Saturday 11/26 – Regular Delivery Schedule to all city and suburb customers

REMINDER!!! Our system won’t know about our special delivery schedule. 

As always, orders must be placed by Noon the day before to get delivery the next day. Our system may tell you that you are getting a different delivery day, don’t worry, as long as you live in the areas listed above in our special delivery schedule we will adjust your delivery date AFTER you place your order. 

Add on’s to Turkey Order Delivery

Want to add a few items to come along with your turkey? No Problem, just put in an additional order online and put a comment in at check out that you want this order to ride along with your turkey. We will adjust the delivery date and remove any delivery fees AFTER you place your add on order. 

If you have any questions please email us at customerservice@farmfreshfoodstuffs.com or call Laura at 708-606-4223 between 10am and 8pm. 

 

Response to Customer regarding Frozen Products

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your business and giving me a chance to explain our procedures and practices when it comes to these dates.
We buy the Beeler’s products in bulk and many of them we don’t sell enough of to keep them fresh and sell them by the dates labeled on the product. It is our practice to freeze these items in our commercial flash freezer while the products are still very fresh. It is our practice to freeze these products between 2 and 6 weeks BEFORE the freeze by dates.
Please note that their label states “use or freeze by date ______”. These are not expiration dates.
Once frozen and stored in our commercial freezers at temps ranging from -20 to -30 degrees these items will stay fresh for up to a year. Honestly much longer than that, but our practice is that we won’t sell an item past a year old, and we will put them on sale and get rid of them around 8 to 10 months if they are still in our inventory.
This is a common practice in the food industry and you might be surprised to find how old many of the frozen products are sold at your average grocery store. The primary difference between us and them, is our honesty and the way we present our products. We do not change the dates or hide this information from our customers, so you always know what you are getting. Most of the Beeler’s items have between 4 to 6 week shelf life fresh. So if you subtract 4 to 6 weeks from the freeze by date, that is the date the product was produced. You can use this information to make sure you are getting fresh product from us. Properly Frozen and stored pork products have at least a 12 month shelf life in the freezer. All the products we sell should stay fresh for at least a week or more after being thawed if the seal is intact, possibly less time once the package is opened or exposed to oxygen. Please keep in mind that all of our products are free from the nitrates and preservatives that extend the shelf life of other meats in the fridge.
If for any reason you are not happy with the quality of the product, frozen or otherwise please let us know. We will always replace it or offer you credit towards another product. We only sell the best and will always guarantee the products we represent to meet our high standards.
I hope my explanations are sufficient for you to feel comfortable purchasing from us again. I wish I had enough volume to turn all of my inventory fast enough that we didn’t have to freeze product. Unfortunately it is the only way we have been able to devise that enables us to carry the selection and variety we offer to our clients.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need further explanation of our practices, and if you require any refunds or credits.
Most Sincerely,
Steve Spoerl
Farm Fresh Foodstuffs

New Lower Prices Replace Bulk Deals

NEW EVERY DAY LOWER PRICES ON OUR BEST SELLING ITEMS

In an effort to improve our inventory tracking and as a thank you to our loyal online customers we are LOWERING our every day price on our most popular items. The new price on these items is what their bulk price used to be, we are doing away with bulk deals effective immediately and giving you the bulk price even if you only buy 1 item!

Ground Beef, Ribeyes, Filet Mignon, NY Strips, Ground Turkey, ALL EGGS, and Butter now receive Bulk Pricing on individual items!

New Lower Delivery Fees for our Top Zip Codes

Our Free Delivery promotion on orders over $50 was so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent offering to our top 20 producing zip codes. If you live in one of the zip codes below, you can now get free delivery to your home or office with a $50 purchase. 

NEW Minimums for our top 20 zip codes

60137, 60187, 60185, 60647, 60190, 60174, 60089, 60189, 60510, 60188

60622, 60148, 60139, 60613, 60657, 60133, 60654, 60175, 60004, 60555

Now receive free delivery with a $50 purchase all year!

2016 Market Schedule 

Wheaton-Market

Wheaton French Market

Open Saturday April 16th to November 12th

We will be there every Saturday from 8am to 2pm

The Market is located in Municipal Parking Lot 3, Main Street and Liberty St.

Our tent is located at the northwest corner of the market on Cross Street and the Railroad Tracks.

We will have a limited menu available for purchase at the market that can change weekly by availability. Online Orders always get first priority over markets. If you want to make sure you have your favorites, don’t forget to place an order online for pickup. Just put a note in when you check out that you want to pick up and tell us what market and what day. We will remove delivery charges from all pick up orders!

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Geneva French Market

Open Sunday April 17th to November 13th

The market runs every Sunday from 9am to 2pm

Located in the Metra Train Station Parking Lot, NW Corner of South St and 4th St.

Remember, our market menu is limited compared to what you will find online, we also offer lower prices online to what you will find at the market. So please consider placing your order in advance online for free pick up at the market. We remove all delivery charges from pick up orders!

Steve’s New Job

Happy Wednesday all and thank you for checking out this blog post on my new job at COUNTRY Financial®. I am so excited to have joined this amazing team at COUNTRY Financial. This new position will not only provide for my family’s growing financial needs but it allows me to continue to run Farm Fresh as well. I will be able to continue to pursue my local food interests, have the privilege of being home with my family every night, and get paid to help my family, friends, and customers. I am so grateful to have found this fabulous new local company and line of products to represent!

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6371aa10e8e04a19b711b85d1baf369c-width-365For those that do not know me personally, my name is Steve Spoerl Jr and I have made my living the last six years bringing my customers the very best local foodstuffs through local farmers markets and our home delivery service. One of the reasons I was so excited to find COUNTRY Financial was that their culture, products, and values match so well with what I have been doing. Both Farm Fresh and my family have been their customer for the past 6 years and I can tell you they strive to be the very best, I have seen their values in action and am always impressed. They are even partnered with the Illinois Farm Bureau.

If you know me, you know that I do my homework. I spent a full year studying, getting licensed, and training for this position. I am confident that my partnership with COUNTRY Financial will allow me to offer you products and services that fit your needs from a company I trust! Yes that is me in a suit, something most of my customers probably have never seen, but I did wear one back in my corporate days and as most of us, don’t I clean up good?

Here at COUNTRY Financial we do things a little differently than your average insurance company and we want to prove it to you.

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If you have interest in meeting with me to learn more about what I can offer you or your family in this position, I will come to your home or office, you can come to my office in Geneva, or we can find a convenient public spot to meet, whatever you find best. All I am looking for is a chance to show you how we do things here at COUNTRY Financial and see if there are any opportunities for me to continue to serve you and your family in this new role!

To Make an Appointment, Ask a Question, or Just Say Hi, I would love to hear from you!

Click Here to Email Steve at Steve.Spoerl@CountryFinancial.com

Click Here to Connect on Facebook.

Office 630-262-1078

 Cell 630-881-4871

 

 

tracking number 0316-052

PICK UP OPTIONS – Updated 1/15

 NEW PICK UP OPTIONS UPDATED 1/15/16

1125 Paramount Parkway, Unit H, Batavia

PICK UP TIMES AT WAREHOUSE

Wednesday  9 am to 4 pm 

Thursday  9 am to 4 pm

Friday   9 am to 1 pm

Saturday 9 am to 1 pm

HOURS CAN CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED – WE ARE NOT A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT

Please place orders by  NOON THE DAY BEFORE your desired pick up. Place your order online, set up your order up for home delivery, at check out leave us a comment that you want to pick up and on what date. We will adjust the rest on our end.

We will remove all delivery fees from pick up orders!

New Delivery Zones & Lower Delivery Fees

NEW Delivery days by geographic area

City of Chicago – Saturday Delivery

South & Southwest Suburbs – Saturday Delivery

North & Northwest Suburbs – Saturday Delivery

Western Suburbs – Wed, Thurs, Fri, & Saturday Delivery Options!

 

Order Minimums & Delivery Fees

Free Delivery Still Starts at $60 for most Western Suburbs.

Free Delivery Starts at $80 for City of Chicago, North, NW, and Southern Suburbs.

All zip codes now have lower delivery fees and more options for orders that do not meet our minimums for free delivery.

Your minimum order for free delivery is based on your geographic location and the volume of business we do in your zip code. Zip codes we do a lot of business in will not see an increase to their order minimum.

All zip codes now have lower delivery fees for medium sized orders that come close but don’t hit our minimums.

Click Here to Look Up Your Zip Code

If you zip code is not listed and you live in the Chicago Suburbs, please send an email to customerservice@farmfreshfoodstuffs.com with your address and we will let you know what the minimum would be to receive free delivery to your area. We always make exceptions for customers that want to work with us.

These changes are effective 11/30/15. Remember we are a small operation and we make mistakes in our delivery run files from time to time. Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you feel we made a mistake, we appreciate every opportunity to serve our customers!

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Thanksgiving Week Schedule 2015

Orders must be placed by Noon the Day before.

Monday 11/23– Western Suburbs

Tuesday 11/24 – All Suburbs & City of Chicago

Wednesday 11/25 – Any Overflow from Mon & Tues

Thursday 11/26 – No Deliveries – Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday 11/27 – Western Suburbs

Saturday 11/28– All Suburbs & City of Chicago

DELIVERY DATES – Our website system won’t know about the adjusted Turkey week schedule, so don’t worry if it is telling you your order will be delivered another day. We will adjust all delivery dates on our end after you place your order.

ADD ON ORDERS – Feel free to place additional orders for extra items you didn’t order with your turkey or previous order. We will remove delivery charges from add on orders, as long as your combined total meets the minimum for your zip code.

NEW Delivery Schedule Starting Wednesday 12/2/15

Wednesdays – Western Suburbs

Thursdays – Western Suburbs

Fridays – Western Suburbs

Saturdays – All Suburbs and City of Chicago

 

Fish Update – Walleye & Perch – Winter Availability

Below is the email I received from Renee at Jakes Country meats in regards to what happened to the Perch and Walleye that never showed up this year. I found her response so perfect, I left it untouched.
On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 2:25 PM, Jake’s Country Meats <jakescountrymeats@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Steve,

Yes, the walleye and perch season has been a major challenge.  We typically always have luck in the late Fall for the second round of walleye.  Unfortunately, the population numbers are very low this year.  And there was a week of strong winds that put our fisherman back one month for walleye and perch too.  He ran into some walleye one week, but only 60# of it and not enough to send us.  The salmon season was even worse.  The Biologist we work with, Mark Ebener, says the salmon are not surviving in the large Lakes because of a lack of food supply.  Alewives numbers are down and they are salmon’s major food source.  They repopulate the Lakes, but are finding that they are not surviving after spawn.  The Whitefish and Lake Trout numbers were right on track this year.  And so we are suppose to encourage our customers to eat these native fish.  We are always hopeful every week that he may run into some walleye or lake perch; but have been warned that it does not look good this year.

Whitefish and Lake Trout are available all winter long.  He does fish in the winter, not as often as Spring/Summer/Fall season.  We stock pile the whitefish and lake trout in order to get everyone through his lull months of brutal winter up North.

And we should also have a good supply of Catfish.  This is caught from a different fisherman in Saginaw Bay.

Let me know if this helps, thank you!

Renee

Jake’s Country Meats

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 2:36 PM, Steve Spoerl Jr. <steve@farmfreshfoodstuffs.com> wrote:

Renee,

Whatever happened with the perch and walleye?
I have had customers waiting for months and they keep bugging me. I had told them late September to late October as that is what you guys told me.
Can you tell me what I should tell customers that ask why I didn’t get it or why it didn’t come in this fall?
Also what if any fish are available during the winter time? Does your fisherman still fish all year round?
Please advise and thank you!

Steve Spoerl

Farm Fresh Foodstuffs
1125 Paramount Pkwy, Unit H
Batavia, IL 60510
630-881-4871 text or voice