HOW WE SHIP ORDERS ON WOOD PRAIRIE FAMILY FARM.
On a recent morning, the clouds melted away and the sun came out and allowed the air temperature to creep up to just above freezing.
The Packing Room crew had opened the garage door halfway to let in the cool morning air help maintain the desired inside temp in the low 40s – good for maintaining prime condition for our Organic Certified Seed Potatoes. https://www.woodprairie.com
At left, Ken is building March Samplers of the Month, scheduled to go out this week. Crouching in the foreground is Justin, grabbing a pile of 2 ½ # and 5# sacks which are stored underneath the table. He’s finishing up bagging Organic Russian Banana Fingerlings in the red ‘Haines Single Bagger’ in the lower left corner. To Justin’s right is Lindsey (blue sweatshirt), who is stapling the Banana sacks closed.
In the background, Caleb (black wool cap) and his sister, Amy (red & black Buffalo plaid coat) – home from college for Spring Break – are boxing up tubbed orders.
Out of view, Liz is assembling orders into tubs for the boxers. Megan and Chelsea are in the office printing shipping labels and collating orders. Frank and Randel are downloading orders, answering the phones and tending to customer service inquiries. Jim is in the attached underground Potato storage grading Potatoes so the crew won’t run out and will be able to keep up with the flow of thousands of orders.
The tsunami has arrived and we’ll be at peak shipping for the next five-six weeks. We now have about a 3-5 day turnaround time on new orders. Caleb, Megan & Jim