As a co-op, we operate on a smaller profit margin than standard retail. As such we don’t run many specials.
We offer 10% discounts to our members on case goods. Twice a year, Black Friday/Cyber Monday and Independence Week, we run a 15% off sale.
And we offer 15% off every day to orders of ten or more items.
To receive the member’s discount, the system needs to know you are a member first. Memberships are not automatically applied, so please set up an account and purchase a membership prior to placing any food orders. Do not use guest checkout. You will receive a thank you email once your membership is processed.
If you purchased a membership along with your food purchase and set up an account, your membership will be processed and your member discount refunded the next business day.
If you did not set up an account and used guest checkout, please set up an account and email firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address you used for your account. Your membership will then be processed and your member discount refunded the next business day.
Some case goods co-ops have a minimum order. We do not. We will gladly ship you one case of product if that’s all you require.
We only have arrangements for shipping with UPS, and cannot allocate personnel or time for special shipping requests via USPS or FedEx.
Soon after your order is placed, it is pulled from inventory, packaged, stacked on a pallet, and shrinkwrapped for pickup by UPS the following business day. We cannot cancel orders that have already been prepared and processed for shipment.
There is a solution! You have to refuse the order when UPS attempts delivery. You can do this in-person with the driver, or can place a notice on your door for the driver that you are refusing parcels from The Grain Mill. Also include any tracking information on the note.
If the driver delivers anyway, DO NOT OPEN THE PACKAGE! This indicates acceptance of the delivery. Instead, call UPS at 1-800-PICK-UPS to let an agent know that you are refusing delivery of the package and wish to return it to the sender. Schedule a time for pickup. You also can drop off the package at a UPS location. You must return the package to the sender within five business days.
Once we receive the package back at the warehouse, we will issue a refund minus a 15% restocking fee.
Shipping is determined based on three variables: distance, weight and dimensions. To determine the cost to ship to your location within the continental US, add the item(s) to your cart then go to the View Cart screen. At the bottom of the page in Cart Totals, put in your city, state and ZIP code. Our website will load those three variables into the UPS server and come back with a Cost to Ship. The closer your location is to PA, the better your rates will be.
The first number is the case count and the second is the individual weight. In this example, a case would be two 10 lb bags (20 lb total weight) or six 32oz quarts (1.5 gallons) of product.
You may see that certain items like our deli offerings and beverages in glass bottles, offer Local Pickup only in the shipping quote calculator. These items are deemed too fragile or perishable to ship. We do not have a dry ice agreement in place with UPS nor the logistics to handle shipping these items. Our apologies in advance for the inconvenience.
Products in recyclable bottles cannot ship to the following states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Vermont.
You can choose to refuse a delivery, but there are some stipulations that MUST be followed to do so. Check out this page for more information. The parcel is considered accepted by UPS if it is opened. If you accept the parcel, all sales are final unless there is an issue with the quality of the product.
If there is a quality control issue, please contact us within 14 days. You will receive an RMA number and return label. Once we receive the product, you will be issued a refund via the payment method you used.
When you check out, please choose Pickup in NC or PA as your shipping option. During checkout, you will need to specify your pickup location, NC or PA, in the text box titled Order notes (optional)
Myerstown, PA Warehouse Pickup: Warehouse hours are 7:30 – 2:30, Mon – Fri. The minimum order for pickup in PA is $150. All warehouse pickups must be prepaid. There is no store at the PA warehouse, and purchases cannot be made at the dock. Orders require four hours to pick and process.
Wake Forest, NC Cooperative Pickup: Members and customers place their orders online during the week. Once the cooperative order hits $1500 in value, which occurs about once a month, it is placed with the warehouse by Friday at lunchtime. Orders placed after lunchtime on Friday will wait for the next $1500 cycle.
After the cooperative order is placed, it’s loaded onto an 18-wheeler horse and buggy in PA and delivered to the co-op location Wednesday or Thursday the following week. We will then send you an email with pickup procedures or call you, to let you know that your order is ready for pick up. To check your order status, please log in to your account here.
On occasion an item will go on backorder with the warehouse after you have placed your local pickup order, but before the cooperative order is placed. We will contact you if this happens, and will attempt the item on the next cooperative order. We try to keep the website updated regularly so that this doesn’t occur often, but it will happen from time to time.