FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Up In Farms?
Up In Farms is a food hub, based in Jackson. It’s the only one of
its kind in the state and we’re a startup business. Our mission
is to provide support and training necessary to deliver high-quality products
on time and at a sustainable price. Up in Farms helps Mississippi’s
small- and medium-sized farms meet the standards of commercial buyers,
plan and operate profitable businesses, and satisfy emerging federal and
state standards for food safety and security.
Will everything in the farm pack be from Mississippi?
We’re in the early stages of helping our farmers. Right now, there
aren’t a lot of people farming, even though our state is covered
with rich, fertile soil - perfect for a variety of crops. There are some
large farms that are growing commodity crops like soybeans and cotton,
but we’re looking to help those small- to medium-sized farmers as
they grow different crops. We believe this will grow our economy and empower
communities where opportunities are few and far between. While we are
a “work in progress” we want to make sure you get the most
value for your farm pack money, so we supplement our Featured Mississippi
produce with items from other states.
How much is the farm pack?
$32.40 each week. ($30 is for the box, $2.40 is for sales tax.) It is
a recurring weekly subscription that you can pause or stop any time. There
is no "setup fee" to start your subscription.
How will I know what’s in the Farm Pack each week?
We send out a weekly email called “What’s in the Box?”
and it details what you’ll be getting. We also post that information
on our Facebook Page. (Facebook.com/UpInFarms)
What sorts of produce do you have in the box?
We feature a wide array of Mississippi-farmed produce, but because we
don’t have enough farmers to provide consistent variety of that
produce, we do substitute with produce from around the country. Our first
priority is to support Mississippi farmers, but we also know you can only
eat so many greens! So there will be times we add in items that aren’t
native to our state - like oranges, white asparagus or honeydew melon.
How much produce are we talking about?
15-20 pounds of produce. Is that a lot? It really depends on how much
produce you eat, and how often you eat out. If you’re one person
and you eat out at every meal, this is going to be too much produce for
you. This is often the perfect amount for 2-4 people. If you have a large
family who eats a lot of produce, you might want to consider ordering
That’s too much!
Do you have a smaller size?
We only offer this one size at this time, but some of our customers split
the box with a friend - splitting both the cost of the produce and the
amount they each keep.
When do you charge my card?
We charge the cards at 3am every Thursday morning for the following week.
If you’re using a debit card and the funds aren’t in there
by 3am, the payment gets rejected, and you won’t have a box. We
charge a week in advance to make sure we have enough produce purchased
for all of the farm packs.
What if I'm on vacation one week?
Make sure you place your subscription on hold by
11pm Central Time WEDNESDAY for the following week, otherwise your card will be charged. You can do
this through our self-service portal available on our website: UpInFarms.com
Where do I sign up?