[KwartzLab] pumpkins for Hacky Halloween
ben at generik.ca
Thu Sep 22 13:21:09 EDT 2011
Like I said before, I already talked to Herrles about this. They can
sell us pumpkins at a wholesale price (about $4) but they will not take
refunds nor will they take the remainders back.
On 9/22/2011 10:28 AM, doug moen wrote:
> 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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