Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a Food Buying Club? A. A food buying club is, simply put, a group of people who come together to buy food in bulk to reduce costs.
Q. Do you ship products? A. No, members must pick up their orders at the delivery location at Spring Lake Family Farms in Albemarle, NC. However, the distributors (Country Life Natural Foods & Azure Standard) we use do offer home shipping services.
Q. Where is the pick up location? A. The Azure Standard pick up is located at Spring Lake Family Farms, 33463 Old Salisbury Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001. For Country Life Natural Food pick ups, I am happy to make arrangements with you.
Q. What kind of products are available to members? A. Organic, Natural, Non-GMO: Frozen, fresh, dry, bulk products are available. Herbs, essential oils, organic clothes, grains, flours, animal feed, nutritional supplements, personal products, beauty and bath, meats, spices, etc.
Q. Are food stamps accepted? No.
Q. If I join, do I have to order every time? A. No, you order how ever often or little as you like.
Q. Are there any fees for the group? A. No membership fee. Members only pay for what they purchase plus related taxes and shipping charges.
Q. How do I qualify for Membership? You must have or have had a Placed or Shipped order with Azure Standard the past 12 months in order to qualify for this online group.
Q. How do I join? A. Click on How to Join and follow the steps.
Q. Is there a minimum I have to spend? A. Azure Standard: If you want to avoid a small order handling fee of $5, you want to order $50 or more. Country Life Natural Foods: No minimum required.
Q. How do I pay? A. Azure Standard: check, money order, credit/debit card, pay online, call in to pay, pre-pay, gift card.
Q. Do I have to help in this group? A. Helping is not required but is very much appreciated at the Azure delivery. Members can help unload the Azure truck and sort orders if they like. (Update for COVID19 - we ask that during this time, that members remain in their vehicles until they are motioned to pick up their pile)
Q. Where can I find out more about Azure Standard? A. Check out their FAQs
Q. Where can I find out more about Country Life Natural Foods? A. Check out their website at www.CLNF.org.
Q. Is Rolling Hills Food Buying Club a non-profit? Not officially. RHFBC does not have offical non-profit tax status.
Q. What does Rolling Hills Food Buying Club do with money from ad sales that is left over after expenses? RHFBC plans to put leftover money back into the community, its members, and local food banks either by direct donation or food donations.