[KwartzLab] pumpkins for Hacky Halloween
doug at moens.org
Thu Sep 22 10:28:55 EDT 2011
If you know the people at Herrle's, then by all means talk to them.
I think Ben already asked them if they would send a pumpkin truck to
our event, and they said they couldn't do it.
I kind of suspect that's off the table, for any pumpkin farm.
So for Herle's, I think we want to find out what kind of deal we can
get if we send our own pickup truck.
What's the cost per pumpkin, and how much will they refund us for
pumpkins that we don't sell?
On 22 September 2011 10:19, Andrew Netherton <andrewnetherton at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you would like, I can talk to Herrle's Country Farm Market (out Erb
> St. past the landfill in Waterloo). They have their own pumpkins, and
> I know the family personally. At the very least, you should contact
> them - I'm sure they'd be receptive.
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 10:10 AM, doug moen <doug at moens.org> wrote:
>> I talked to the guy at Nauman's farm. Their best offer is this:
>> * Early on Saturday Oct 29: get a pickup truck from a rental agency.
>> * 9am on Saturday, we show up at the farm with the truck, they load
>> us up with pumpkins. We pay for all the pumpkins (half price).
>> * After the event, before they close, we bring back any pumpkins we
>> didn't use, and they dispose of them. No refunds, but they don't
>> charge us for accepting waste, either, and they help us unload.
>> They charge for pumpkins based on size. The smallest pumpkin that is
>> easy to carve is $4. The $5 pumpkin looks like a reasonable size (not
>> too small or large). So 100 $5 pumpkins will cost $250. We let them
>> know in advance how many pumpkins of what size we will need, and they
>> ensure that those pumpkins are available and waiting for us when we
>> show up.
>> That's a completely workable plan. It requires $250 for pumpkins
>> (unless we get < 100), plus truck rental, plus it's a full day's work
>> for at least one volunteer.
>> I'm not sure that we'll find a pumpkin farm desperate enough to
>> dedicate a truck and a worker to spend a day at our event in exchange
>> for the opportunity to sell 100 pumpkins, on what is probably a very
>> busy day for pumpkin sales. (The dynamics change if we hold the event
>> at a pumpkin farm, but I'm not pursuing that idea.)
>> However, I will continue talking to pumpkin farms to see if there is a
>> better deal out there.
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