LEE AND MARIA'S MARKET
It's truly a family affair at Lee and Maria's Market with Lee working hard in the field, and Maria greeting the customers to the on farm market with a friendly smile.
Originally opening in 1978, Lee and Maria's now specialized in tomatoes, melons, and corn. Now, we grow over a dozen other fruits and vegetables from lettuce and fennel to potatoes, zucchini, and squash. Maria even keeps an herb garden close by.
Also, check out our Home Delivery Bins. If you can't make it to the market weekly, we'll bring to market to your door.
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WHAT'S IN SEASON
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LOCAL PRODUCE DELIVERY
Have the best of local produce delivered directly to your home on your own schedule
- Written by Lee and Maria
Locally Grown Food Delivery
NOW TAKING SIGN-UPS FOR THE 2015 SEASON!
How Does It Work?
We pick the freshest fruits and vegetables from our 40 acre farm and source products from other Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent farmers and deliver the bounty to homes and businesses across Windsor-Essex and parts of Chatham-Kent.
We offer four bin sizes ranging in price from $28.00 to $48.00. Early in the spring there aren't enough items in season locally to fill a bin, so we use some imported fruits and vegetables to fill out the order until our local veggies are ready. We also offer options like extra fruit or farm fresh eggs, which you can add to your bin.
**There is a $10 non-refundable membership fee to cover the cost of the bins and maintenance on our delivery van.
How Does Delivery Work?
We deliver to both homes and businesses, at no extra cost, across Windsor-Essex and parts of Chatham-Kent. Each area of the region receives
delivery on a different day.
You don't have to be home to accept the delivery, and we deliver to condos or apartment buildings. Our delivery season runs from mid-May to mid-October. You can sign-up for either weekly or bi-weekly delivery and can cancel at any time.
We can also set up a drop-off location at your business if there are more than 20 people interested. Read below for details.
What About Payment Options?
You can choose from three different payment plans:
Pay As You Go - You will be charged following each delivery to your home or business
Monthly - You will be charged for four deliveries at one time.
Pay In Full - You can pay for the entire delivery season in full at the beginning of the season. There is a discount for paying up front.
We offer online credit card payment, or you can pay in cash during delivery.
**If you decide to pay cash, we expect you to leave your money with your empty bin so the delivery driver can pick-up the money. If the money isn't left we will bring the bin back to the market in Kingsville for you to pick-up.
LOCAL DELIVERY SERVICE
We grow 40 acres ourselves
DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR
Whether it's a home or business, anywhere in Windsor-Essex
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS
We accept credit cards and cash on delivery.
How Will My Bin Arrive?
We're environmentally conscious at Lee and Maria's, so we use plastic bins for delivery instead of boxes to cut down on waste. You just set your bin out for us and we'll swap it out for one filled with fresh food. If you forget to set your bin out, we'll still leave your delivery. If you forget to leave it out a second time you will be charged an extra $10. Those bins are like gold to us :).
Is Your Produce Organic And GMO?
The easiest answer is no. While a number of our vegetables are never sprayed, like lettuce and kale, we aren't allowed to call them organic because we aren't certified by the government. We do use sprays on some of our produce. Tomatoes and corn are sprayed, as are peppers. What we can assure you is that we are responsible with our spraying. We never ask employees to do our spraying, handling it all ourselves. Also, we eat the same veggies we deliver to you and would never put anything on them we wouldn't feel safe eating ourselves.
GMO is a much murkier question. We don't knowingly grow anything GMO. We don't grow anything from Monsanto and nothing that is pesticide ready. That said, there are no regulations forcing seed companies to label seeds as GMO, so we could be growing some GMO varieties and not know it. But, we have been farming for over 35-years and most of the varieties we grow are the same ones we grew when we started.
What If I'm Heading Out Of Town?
You can log into your account and set a hold on your delivery while you're away. Your deliveries will resume automatically when you return.
You Said There's No Commitment?
That is right! You can cancel the service at anytime without penalty. Only the initial membership fee isn't refundable.
What Was This Bit About Business Drop-offs?
If you can get 20 people to sign-up for our bin, we will setup a group drop-off point at your business. Because we're only delivering to one location, we will take 10% off the cost of everyone's bin. If this is something you're interested in, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set it up.
If you don't think you can get 20 people, no worries. We will still deliver to businesses, but there won't be a discount.
Do You Deliver To Restaurants?
Yes we do. Fill out our wholesale questionaire and we'll get in touch with you about pricing.