Updated April 17, 2020
Order by 6 PM Sunday for pickup 5-7 PM Tuesday at BLT’s Restaurant, or choose to-your-door delivery for $5 at the final step of checkout
Summer fruit is starting to be available!
The farmer had hoped strawberries and blueberries would be ready by last week, and it ended up only being the strawberries, but they looked ripe and delicious! Both items are available on the website right now, so just know that if you order them there could be substitutions if quantities are limited or the plants aren’t ripening fast enough. An 8oz bag of either fruit is $3.75.
Safety measures are still in place
Especially during this time of coronavirus concern, extra measures are being taken to protect the Farm2Mountain produce from unnecessary human exposure, which will probably become the new standard procedure (speaking as a committed germaphobe, this is good news!). Produce is sourced from local farms and packed into the crates at an open-air agricultural facility with just a few workers in Chino, then loaded into my vehicle from a forklift. It is covered with a clean plastic-lined blanket that is only used for this purpose and brought straight to Big Bear where individual orders are sorted (CSA boxes aren’t changed unless additionally ordered items are added). Anyone interacting with your order once it’s in Farm2Mountain’s possession is wearing gloves and a face covering. The sorting space at BLT’s is away from activity, and customers picking up orders are on the other side of the room. Orders that are delivered directly to customers are covered in the delivery vehicles and drivers wear protective gear. Big Bear has done a good job staying isolated and virus-free, and we are working to keep it that way!
To clean your produce, a few drops of natural dish soap in a sink of water will be enough to wash off anything lurking on your food. Thick-skinned produce can soak a few minutes, leafy greens just need a dip and swish, and thin-skinned produce can be dipped and wiped or soaked quickly. Rinse everything well. Vinegar can turn leafy greens black if it’s used as a veggie wash in too high a concentration, and it might not kill viruses. Soap-based cleaning products will strip the virus of its outer coating and kill it.
BLT’s discount coupon & additional grocery items
BLT’s has been including a 10% off coupon for your next takeout order there. If you select the delivery option for your Farm2Mountain order on Tuesday and call in your food order to BLT’s Tuesday by 6:30 PM, your food will be delivered with your produce at no extra charge if you request that. You may clip the coupon from this post, or get a paper copy when you receive your order. Just mention it when you call in to place your takeout order.
To serve the community right now, BLT’s is also selling fresh eggs, milk, a few veggie items, and a selection of restaurant-quality bread items (English muffins, croissants, Texas toast, squaw bread, bagels, and more!). Check it out when you pick up your order.
Orders can be picked up by customers at BLT’s Restaurant at 41799 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake, near Summit Boulevard, between 5 PM and 7 PM on Tuesdays on weeks that deliveries are scheduled. Produce arrives in the farmer’s crates, so bring a container or bags to transfer into, please. A limited supply of reusable bags and boxes is available.
Direct delivery to the address you specify for shipping is available for an additional $5, which is selected at checkout.
Do not hesitate to contact F2M about delivery needs: 909-547-4432 (call or text).