The Sprout Box idea is simple:
Get a customizable box of produce and local products from local farms and food producers delivered to your home, or picked up at any of our available pick-up locations, while paying in a way that fits your budget.
-Year-round Deliciousness - Order your Sprout Box any time during the year
-The Best Around: We work with farmers and local food businesses throughout the season to bring you an incredible mix of produce and locally made goods.
-Customize what's in your Box: Every week you will be able to choose from available produce to fill your box. If you choose not to take up this option, we will make an awesome mix of produce for you anyways. Some people even prefer the surprise! This is a free feature.
-Customize how you pay: We've worked hard to create payment options so there are fewer economic barriers to getting fresh, local produce into your home.
Our payment system is an automatic, recurring weekly: Our system will automatically charge your account weekly based on your box choice and your delivery/pick-up option.
Use your SNAP/EBT Benefits: Choose the box perfect for your household and pay for it using your SNAP/EBT benefits at Pick Up. Sprout is able to use Double Up Food Bucks to match your benefits. See below for details.
-Choose Delivery to your Home or Pick-Up: Sprout offers direct delivery to your home or office for a small fee, or free pick-up at any of our Sprout locations.
-Bring Sprout to your Workplace: Get 5 or more of your co-workers together and we'll deliver the Sprout Box to your workplace free of charge! Inquire by email to get your workplace registered before ordering.
-Donate a Sprout Box You can purchase a Sprout Box to be donated to a home in need here in Battle Creek.
Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully on Checkout
Do you have more questions?
The Sprout Box, expanded
What will be in my Sprout Box?
We have a range of all available fruits and vegetables that are grown within 80 miles of Battle Creek, MI. You will even find things like Michigan-grown dry beans, cheese, yogurt, locally baked breads, juices, honey (and more!).
How much you get depends on the size of the Sprout Box you have chosen for your home. (Example Sprout Box size image below section entitled "What does it look like")
Where does your Sprout Box come from?
Over the course of a year, Sprout works with 40+ local farms and food producers within 80 miles or less of Battle Creek to bring you great quality produce and locally produced goods. You will learn more about them throughout the season as their products are featured in your Sprout Box.
How do I customize my Sprout Box?
Every week on Thursday you will recieve a form to fill out through your email account given to us at the time of checkout. This is nearly 1 week before your Sprout Box is delivered to you. This gives us time to communicate with food producers/farmers to get you the freshest produce. The form you recieve will be in "this OR that" format, with 8-10 options, more or less depending on your Sprout Box size. See screen shot below. This is how you customize your Sprout Box:
If you decide you don't want to customize your box, or you miss our customizing window, we will make you an awesome mix of what we have fit to the value of your purchase - our "House Special" if you will. Some people prefer it this way, as it helps them get introduced to new foods they may have never otherwise tried before.
What will it look like?
You decide! The image above offers a general look of what each size looks like and the difference between them. REMEMBER: Just because it is pictured here does not mean you will receive it. Example: Eggs are shown in every photo, however you can choose to have or not have eggs, etc.
Products to Expect in your Sprout Box:
We only offer produce grown in the state of Michigan. We work with farms on a personal basis to understand their farms, farming practices & business.
We are lovers of Michigan- it's farmers, it's people, it's climate.
We seek to support the local economy surrounding Battle Creek and see it grow, while nurturing the health of our communities through increased access to darn good food.
What you shouldn't expect?
Lemons... and anything that is not grown in Michigan, or not possible to grow in this climate.
Click on the image below to see possible products you may find in your box, based on seasonal availability per month
After you order
You will recieve a "Welcome Email" from Sprout. In this email you will recieve an introduction and more information. If you are receiving delivery but need to change your address, you can communicate your desired delivery address as well.
Payment Options, expanded:
Note: Sprout's online purchasing is operated by Stripe, one of the most common and protected processors available. Sprout does not store your personal information.
Weekly, Recurring payments are an automatic payment option that begin the week of your first pick-up. No matter which day you receive your Sprout Box, your account will withdraw on Sunday night/Monday morning. It will withdraw any items you have selected to be recurring. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC PAYMENT - We need two week's notice before canceling your payment for planning and logistics purposes.
SNAP EBT for the Sprout Box: We can accept SNAP benefits for the cost of your Sprout Box! We participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program year-round and will match your SNAP payment every time you come in - dollar for dollar up to $20 at each visit. This reduces the cost to your benefits of your Box to $12.50 each week (after week 1, of course). Please email us for more details or questions.
Delivery & Pick Up Options:
Get 5 or more of your co-workers together for the program and we will deliver to your workplace at no cost. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your workplace registered before you begin purchasing. Interested? Sprout also does workplace presentations to help groups understand the Sprout Box better, answer questions in person and present additional on-site promotional materials. Email us to schedule a visit today!
Individual Delivery Options
Sprout will deliver to your home or workplace (as an individual) for $10/fee in Battle Creek, Marshall, Athens & Kalamazoo areas
You can pick up from any Sprout identified location for no fee.
We currently have pick-up locations on Thursday at Ermisch Travel, 26 Michigan Ave. E. Downtown Battle Creek anytime between 11am-4pm.
-Friday and Saturday at the Sprout Farm Stand, 245 Kendall St. N. 11am-6pm thru October. You can change your location with advanced notice when needed, but we ask people choose the easiest location for their lives.
Still have more questions?
Sprout is happy to help! Email us at email@example.com
New Pick Up options will become available in November
"We're going on vacation for a week, what do I do with my Sprout Box?"
You can have a friend, family member pick up your Sprout Box for you OR Sprout will help you donate that box to a family in need here in Battle Creek. If you do go on vacation and have someone coming in your place, or want to donate your Box, you will need to inform Sprout @ firstname.lastname@example.org so we know who to expect at least a week in advance. We do not at this time roll over your Box to be picked up at a later date.
"What if I want to end my participation?"
You can cancel your recurring payment option as you wish, we just need a little time to make sure this can happen. We ask for two week's notice before canceling your participation in the program.
Please read our Terms and Conditions Carefully on Checkout
Please email our Hub Manager & Produce Peddler