COVID-19 Update & Packaging Returns

Thank you for supporting Good Food Farmers and our network of farms during this time. Your participation has had a tremendous, positive impact on the farms in the network. We are grateful!


We continue to take COVID-19 very seriously, both at GFF and on all the farms in our network. The GFF pack team is always masked, hands are washed and sanitized frequently, and there is minimal handling of items. The GFF delivery team is also masked and every vehicle is equipped with sanitizing solution for regular disinfecting of hands and surfaces. We have been working hard to ensure the safety of our team and our members every step of the way, and we will continue to do so as we move forward.


Given the expanded research on COVID-19 transmission that has developed over the past several months, we are updating our packaging return policies. Data from the CDC suggests that surface contamination is a very low risk for transmission. Transmission via cardboard, and other rough materials like egg cartons and green pulp containers for fruit, may be viable for a day but likely not longer. In light of this information, coupled with our commitment to the environment and minimizing packaging waste, we will resume collecting specific items for reuse. These items include: 

  • – GFF egg cartons
  • – GFF green pulp pint and quart containers
  • – GFF corrugated boxes (must be carefully broken down and flat for pickup)
  • – Clean and washed glass milk bottles as usual; the plastic milk caps are not reusable and may be recycled depending on your locality.


These items can be left out for pickup each week and, upon return to the farm, will be stored separately from food and new packaging for a period of ten days prior to reuse.


Please note, we will not be taking back the plastic box liners. We purposefully switched to a non-perforated liner to make the plastic bags more suitable for reuse in the home as trash or storage bags. We are still working towards a solution to plastic liners and will continue looking into biodegradable and commercially compostable options. 


As always, we welcome your questions and feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out. 


Thank you for your participation in helping to reduce single-use packaging while staying COVID-safe!