Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 2020 - How to Shop with Naomi’s

Hello there! Thank you so very much for continuing to shop with us in these creative, safe new ways. Your kind support is keeping us going! 

We’re open for orders by email with safe, easy, no contact curbside pick-up. At this time we are currently closed to public shopping. We are in the process of opening up appointments to the Black and Indigenous community and to Landscape and Farm accounts for outdoor plant shopping.


Our turnaround time for a call back is typically the next day but sometimes we are able to get back to you the same day we receive your email . Our staffing and the number of emails we get each day varies, so it’s not yet possible for us to process orders emailed from the parking lot. While prioritizing the happiness of our small team, we have made it through the spring peak and are working on getting faster all the time!  


How to Order:


 - Email us at order@naomisorganic.com with one of the following subject lines:

  Re: Animal Feed       (including wild bird)

  Re: Garden              (everything else, when no feed is needed)

  If you have an account with us, Re: Account - First & Last Name or Company  
  
  Please include - A phone number(s) to contact you and whatever you’d like to order. This can include specific item details or not, either way we’ll happily help with everything by phone. :)


 - We will call you to shop virtually by phone and to take credit card payment
 - Credit Card on File - If you’d like to set up a simple account with us and keep a card on file, we can have a speedier check out process. Once you have an account, you can email us and we can process your order without a phone call .
 - Your order is complete once you have paid over the phone, at that time we will provide instructions for a scheduled, safe and easy, contactless pick-up. (We are unable to offer delivery services at this time.) 
 - Please answer ANY incoming phone calls so you do not miss us, including blocked calls and other area codes, as we sometimes use our cell phones.  We still need our phone lines clear so that we can call you for shopping + payment (our ringers and voicemail are off). 

 - Product Info / Order Sheets - In progress! We are working to provide information about our inventory and pricing on our website.


 - Keep an eye on our website and instagram for updates - naomisorganic.com / @naomisorganic


Thank you and we appreciate each of you so very much!
❤️ Naomi and my incredibly badass team


PS. We adore and miss you! ๐Ÿ๐ŸPancakes & Binga + ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸฐCinnabun and Dash are also working remotely from home organizing your orders every day, while munching an amazing array of greens๐ŸŒˆ


PPS. E-Commerce / Online Shopping Cart - We have an awesome, custom and very intricate computer system that is amazing for handling our many thousands of inventory items, and so many other cool functions we need. It is perfect for in-person shopping, but it is a very complex project to connect it with e-commerce without potentially creating an array of issues that could prevent us from supplying you. We will keep exploring this, while evolving our creative systems. 

Monday, April 27, 2020

๐ŸฅCHICKS & DUCKLINGS Update !๐Ÿฅ


More chicks are coming! Also 4 female khaki campbell ducklings available for May 14th! See our baby chicks! page (link to your left) for how to reserve them!

* Possible we'll do a late summer / early fall order, too *

Thursday, April 9, 2020

HOW TO ORDER

Hi there! Thank you for wanting to order from us! ❤️

Please READ these ESSENTIAL points:

We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday for team health, organization, re-stocking, plant care and long term sustainability.

This means that our email is closed on Tuesday & Wednesday! 

Emails for new orders will be deleted between 5pm on Mondays until emails re-open at 8am on Thursdays.

This structure is intended to continually provide a better flow of service. This is all new for us, too, so thank you in advance for your understanding as we continue to work diligently to fulfill everyone's orders. 

 - All orders are being processed by EMAIL. Please do not call us. We need our phone lines clear so that we
can call you for payment. Our ringers and voicemail are off. 



 - Include your PHONE NUMBER - We only reply to emails with a number. If you email us and then realize you
forgot to include it, simply REPLY TO YOUR ORIGINAL EMAIL with your phone number. 

(staying within your email thread is really helpful)

 - Answer ANY incoming phone calls so you do not miss us, including blocked calls and other area codes, as we
sometimes use our cell phones. We have to call you for payment. 
:)


 - Due to the high volume of orders coming in daily and the time intensive processing of orders we are unable to
answer questions via email, but can quickly by phone as we talk through what you'd like to buy as we do a virtual shopping trip for you. 


 - Product Info / Order Sheets - In progress! We are working to provide information about our inventory and pricing on our website. If you have questions that are not answered in our future links we will do our best to address those
quickly over the phone, too.

 - Your order is complete once you have paid over the phone & at that time we will provide instructions for a
scheduled, safe and easy, contactless pick-up. (
We are unable to offer delivery services at this time.) 
 
 - If you need to respond to us via email, please respond in your original email thread. We need to keep your
orders and information in one place so that we can get you everything you need and remain efficient as a shop.

 - If you have a farm or landscape account, in the subject line please write the word ”Account” followed by your
account/ business name, ie. - Re: Account - Pancake & Binga’s Farm



- We happily take tiny orders, but if you have friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc and can go in on one of you making a large order for the group, that is AWESOME - with one of you emailing us, paying and picking up for the group and in your email - Re: Group - Binga Von Flair (name of the one handling it in the subject line)

 - Keep an eye on our website for updates - www.naomisorganic.com

Thank you and we appreciate each of you so very much!
❤️ Naomi and my incredibly badass team



PS. We adore and miss you! ๐Ÿ๐ŸPancakes & Binga + ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸฐCinnabun and Dash are also working remotely from
home organizing your orders every day, while munching an amazing array of greens๐ŸŒˆ

PPS. E-Commerce / Online Shopping Cart - We have an awesome, custom and very intricate computer system that
is amazing for handling our many thousands of inventory items, and so many other cool functions we need. It is
perfect for in-person shopping, but it is a very complex project to connect it with e-commerce at the height of our
busiest time of year and not potentially create a wild array of issues that could prevent us from supplying you. So!
We will keep exploring this, while evolving our lo fi, labor intensive, but functional systems. For the long haul this is
likely to be, we know that e-commerce will be essential to our shop surviving.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Very steadily still going! ๐Ÿฃ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ❤️ ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’– ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ„

Hi hiii! It's my 43rd Birthday and my gift to you is a shop update!

We are internally OPEN every day, going very strong and will continue as long as we are legally allowed and as a team, able and willing, emotionally and physically. We will be closed to the public and By Appointment with Emailed Orders & Scheduled Pick Up ONLY, indefinitely.

We are ready for the ever evolving long haul.

We refine our safety protocols each day and sometimes within the day. And we feel endlessly creative about the possibilities to continually make new, more efficient systems over the months ahead. 

We have received your orders, continue to each day (thank you!), sort them throughout each day and have many queues. We still cannot give any timeline updates on non-feed orders. 

We currently have 24 hour or faster turn around for all animal feed and animal supply orders and we still have a lot of feed and animal supply stock still arriving weekly. Chick orders are all good, though nearly sold out, see our BABY CHICKS! page for info.๐Ÿฅ

When we do email you about your order, please email back asap and then we really need you to answer ANY incoming calls so you do not miss us. If you find your goods elsewhere, that is awesome, just email so we take you out of the line and get more quickly to others.

Supply on everything is currently excellent between what we have in stock and can re-order, but we can only legally have a smaller, very concise team in the shop, operating with strict safety procedures each day and this creates a narrow opening for us to get orders out. In other disasters, we would be able to hire more people, bring in those of you who adore us to volunteer and push out an amazing amount of supplies. This is not that time. 

Instead, we lovingly, respectfully treat each other, you and our vendors, as though we are all asymptomatic carriers of this virus and take all proper precautions. We are all learning so many new habits for our daily work procedures and lives and know you are, too.

Please know it is a tender, odd feeling at times, to be part of the people who are going full force and trying to provide vital goods and some sense of 'normalcy,' while most of our town and the globe, is on pause and at home. Be gentle with us.

Your calm, kind patience is the most important thing we can ask for.

❤️Naomi and the team

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Naomi's Organic is currently by Appointment ONLY & prioritizing animal feed

Hello all of you incredibly kind, supportive people!

We are fully staffed and trying very hard to keep up. In order to do so, here is where we are at:

1) Taking care of my staff is my #1 priority and the only way we can keep helping you. More below.*

2) All animal feed and care items are our #2 priority.

3) We are doing Pre-orders by EMAIL only and we will schedule a pick up time with you. 
 - order@naomisorganic.com
 - Please do not leave an order by voicemail
 - Put your phone number(s) in your email so we can call you to collect credit card payment by phone & schedule your pick up time and if you are text-able

6) Do not call us. We need all of our phone lines clear so that we can call you for payment. Our ringers are off, we know our voicemail is full and will stay that way, we cannot check them. 

6) When you come to your scheduled pick up time:
 - You will be given a number by phone or email to text that you've arrived and what vehicle you are in. 
 - Please have your trunk open and stay in your vehicle
 - We know you are grateful for us and we are so grateful for you and the absolute friendliest thing we can do is to not talk or interact during this vehicle loading time

7) Getting your garden and farm supplies and all the other items you want and desire to support us is #3, we want this so much for you! but we must prioritize animals first in the hundreds of emails we are receiving each day and hope that over time, we will be able to provide more of these goods. Your general and specific orders are very welcome and organized in queues on our end, we just cannot say how long it will take for us to reply. We do not have an online catalog at this time and will shop "with" each of you as we are able. Our systems evolve as we adapt each day.

Thank you and we appreciate each of you so very much!
Naomi and my incredibly badass team

PS. We adore and miss you! ๐Ÿ๐ŸPancakes & Binga + ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸฐCinnabun and Dash are also working remotely from home organizing your orders every day๐ŸŒˆ

*Those on my team that are physically very healthy, need time to emotionally process, care for themselves and their families. We use strict CDC protocol both for handling any cold symptoms that seem to have no correlation with Covid-19 and also for anyone self-isolating with any possible symptoms - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html - Testing has not been readily available in our area for those that are sick and at the same time, people test positive while being asymptomatic and with mild symptoms. We are taking every precaution within the shop, which includes staying home if staff feels even the slightest off, having really calm team break times and peaceful lunch schedules, a lot of continued regular proactive disinfecting and sanitizing, wearing gloves and washing in hot soapy water every night, regularly sanitizing cell phones and more. There are varying amounts of us in the shop for all of these reasons and some of us working from home. If someone needs or want to stay home or to go home at any time, for any reason, there will be less of us, but we will keep doing the best we can to supply as many of you as we can each day. We all care about helping you so much and need to stay as calm and supported as possible.❤️❤️❤️

Saturday, March 14, 2020

❤️ Naomi's in the time of Covid-19

Dear Sweet Customers,

Starting Sunday 3/15/20 we will be open as a “Drive Thru” farm supply only. 

Due to Covid-19, our gates will remain closed and our store will only be open to staff, who will be filling your orders by phone, email and also through the fence as we’re able. 
503-517-8551 ❤️ order@naomisorganic.com

We will take credit card payments only. No cash. You can call and pay by phone in advance of coming whether the day of, further in advance, or when you are in the parking lot. We will shop for you and then put your items outside the fence when you arrive or into an open trunk. 

Our friendly advice will be over the phone and by email and not in person during this time. We will be maintaining 6’ distance from customers in the parking lot and aiming for a no-contact, loading only situation. While this will initially feel odd, it is in fact the most friendly thing we can do, aside from staying home. 

We do carry essential animal feed items and we will continue to stock and provide them for as long as we are safely able. We also know many of you want to plant seeds and vegetable starts, along with many other items that bring you joy. By all means, if you would also like to add other goods to your order, we will put those together for you. As our plant pallets will be staying inside, there may be some items we may not be able to get to, but we will be working hard to stay as stocked: first with feed, and next with the most useful items as we can offer. (If we only carried non-essential items, we would close.)

By keeping our shop closed to the public, we will be able to do deep disinfection along with our sanitizing routines and aim to keep the safest, most controlled environment we can for our team. If at any point there are not enough of us on a given day, we will close for that day, or fully if we must.

We currently have two phone landlines and will be adding more first thing Monday. We will be checking voicemail as frequently as we can from cell phones, and watching for your emails. Our capacity to be an adorably awesome “Drive-Thru” will increase with practice. 

We appreciate you so very much and while we will miss seeing you in person, everyone’s long term health, to any extent we’re each able to help, is the most important priority.

Naomi and the team: Becca, Becky, Bonz, Bren, Crystal, Gin, Jack, Leslie, Mai, Nik, Paola, Rachel, Sienna, Stacey, Susan and Virginia

ps. We'll also likely have parents on our team bringing kiddos to work and have realized we will soon be an Organic Farm Supply & Homeschool going on inside, too ;) - Note on 3/26/20 - We only tried this one day shortly after closing to the public and realized as safe as everyone was being, it was too many of us in the shop

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Peeping has Begun!

The chicks landed a day early!  The shop is full of peeps! If you pre-ordered for this March 4th order, you are welcome to pick them up today. Tomorrow by 6pm is totally fine too. There are a few available for walk-in sales.



Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hiring still in progress! ๐Ÿ˜

Hello loveliest humans!

An incredible amount of you have applied and meanwhile the shop is getting wonderfully busy = yay for hiring very soon! We are just starting to go through your applications today and through this week. The process involves a team of us. We'll be contacting people for interviews as soon as we can. If you haven't applied yet, you're still welcome to at any time. I will personally read everything and write back to each of you, whether or not we have an applicable spot to interview you for this spring or not yet, it just may take a bit to respond to everyone. We appreciate the time and care you've each taken in filling out our questionnaire and telling us about your unique selves!๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you so very much!
❤️Naomi

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Do you want goats and bunnies as co-workers?

We're hiring for Spring 2020! 

Our goal at Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply is to help nurture, cultivate, and share knowledge with local gardening, farming, plant and animal loving communities. 

Our shop spans a very wide range of products, knowledge and tasks. In hiring, we prioritize a strong enthusiasm to learn about these things, over prior knowledge and comparable experience. A lot of learning comes on the job and we have a wonderfully supportive team and plenty of resource materials that can assist with developing knowledge in areas you are passionate about. 

We are looking for people that show kindness, curiosity, desire to learn and communicate clearly, and who enjoy working as a team and interacting with our customers with a genuinely caring spirit. We are a supportive workplace that recognizes unique individuality. We like to take care of one another and we value cooperation and communication. We're at 13 year 'round people on our team and excited to add new folx to this season and potentially beyond!!!

Click here to read more about EMPLOYMENT with us, along with our questionnaire and job descriptions!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

2020 ๐Ÿฃ Baby Chicks & Duckling Breed List are Ready!

Click here to find all the breeds, dates and then call or come in to pre-order! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ‰


 






Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Goats & Naomi's Team at Base Camp Brewing Tonight!!

Come visit us at @basecampbrewing tonight with @wilddiversity!!๐Ÿป๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒฎ And pop into our shop to find the poinsettias that look like they were born with glitter freckles-> tiny houseplant friends for you and 15’ tall glamazons in their native habitat in Mexico & Central America! + teeny to tall Norfolk pine sizes, blooming Zygo cactus, narcissus bulbs for indoor or outdoor planting, baskets, wreaths and swaaags, even one with a birdcage on it... tons of outdoor potted conifers. And see you TONIGHT for goat snuggles, food, drink, games and raffles to support @wilddiversity providing a wide variety of indoor and outdoor nature adventures and education for our BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community. They’ve also got a Gear Library and there are so many ways to get involved with them beyond this evening. Also, how is it already November 20th...?!๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅณ☃️๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“ท by Becky of Nik, Naomi, Pancakes, Leslie, Binga and by Nik of Virginia and Norfolk Pine of a Respectable Stature




Thursday, November 7, 2019

Houseplant & Bulb SALE! ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŒท✨๐ŸŒต๐Ÿฆ‡as the days shorten, the plants brighten

๐ŸŒตSo many luscious and cheerful plants on sale to brighten your home as the days get shorter for a smidge + ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฟ get your inner flower squirrel on and tuck in some color for a spring treat! Our sale goes Friday 11/8 through Tuesday 11/12.๐ŸŒฟ We’ve still got lots of beautiful outdoor plants and a big, exciting order coming up from @suncrestnurseries on Tuesday, such a great time to plant perennials!!! Some organic seed garlic still in stock, too. Hope you’re getting to savor this sunshine. See you soon!! ๐Ÿ“ทby Becky 

Congratulations to Hayden for winning the Golden Ticket we donated to @peoplesfoodcoop membership drive!๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŽ‰ These friends found so many big, cool plants for their house!  

We’re also working on fun plans to celebrate our 10 year anniversary!!๐Ÿ˜ Give us a hoot if you’re a business or non-profit that wants to be a part of it. More soon! ๐Ÿ“ทby Naomi #naomisturns10 #loveyourcoop