The Sprout Box is a year-round customizable box of produce and locally-made products delivered to your home, workplace or picked up at any of our available pick-up locations.
The Sprout Box Features:
- Year-round Deliciousness – Order your Sprout Box any time during the year!
- Customize what’s in your Box: Once you’re signed up, choose from available items to fill your box through our online store. If you choose not to take up this option, we make an awesome mix of produce for you anyways – the Sprout Box “House Special”.
- No Joke Local : We work with farmers and local food businesses throughout the season to bring you an incredible mix of produce and locally made goods made right here in Michigan.
- Payment Options that fit your budget : We’ve worked hard to find payment options that remove economic barriers to getting fresh, local produce into your home.
- Automatic, recurring weekly payments: Our system will automatically charge your account weekly based on your box choice and your delivery/pick-up option.
- Use your SNAP/EBT Benefits: Choose the box perfect for your household and pay for it using your SNAP/EBT benefits at Pick Up. Sprout is able to use Double Up Food Bucks to match your benefits. See below for expanded details.
- Home Deliveries or Pick-Up: Sprout offers direct delivery to your home or office for a small fee, or free pick-up at any of our Sprout locations.
- Workplace Deliveries: Get 5 or more of your co-workers together and we’ll deliver the Sprout Box to your workplace free of charge! Inquire by email to get your workplace registered before ordering.
- And you can always Donate a Sprout Box. Purchase a Sprout Box to be donated to a home in need here in Battle Creek.
Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully.
How to Sign Up:
- Click on the “JOIN NOW” button above on the right hand side of this page
- Pick Out a pick-up/delivery site that suits your families needs best (please note: you can change these!) click “next”
- Select a box size, or weekly subscription level, that best fits your families needs.
- Select a schedule that fits your family at this time as well. Want your Sprout Box every week, or bi-weekly? Choose now then click “next”
- Interested in weekly, automatic add-ons? You can choose one on this screen. Select now or if you’re Not Interested, click “next”
- In the “Terms Section” you will be forced to select “Pay As You Go” this means that your account will be charged 3-4 days ahead of your delivery each week automatically – click “next”
- Create a log-in for yourself, or use facebook to log-in. When you’re finished – click “next”
- Enter your credit card information at this time – click “next”
- Once you have completed the last steps, your account is set up!
How to Customize
Every week on Wednesday afternoon our store is updated with new products and inventory.
You can easily return to your account by going to www.sproutbc.org/shop and click “Customize”
- Select items you’d like to add to your box this week
- Look to the left hand side of the store to find categories such as “Grocery Items”, “Baked Goods”, “Produce” and more.
- Watch the right-hand side of your screen, your Cart, to spend down your weekly credits. If you go beyond that amount, the difference will appear as $____. And will be added to your cart.
- You can open your cart to add and subtract items.
- If you spend beyond your credits, your credit card will be charged accordingly.
- Click “Check Out” to submit your items for your next Sprout Box.
- The store, or customizing option, shuts down every week on Monday at 6am. This is for boxes delivered that week.
- IF YOU DO NOT customize your box, you will receive a Sprout Box House Special, the best of the best Sprout has to offer. Some people even enjoy it better this way.
How to adjust your Account
- Go to sproutbc.org/shop and click “Log-In”
- From this screen you can manage payments (change credit card information), change your box size, and your pick-up location. You can also see any charges made to your account, pause your account for a vacation, or enter the store directly.
- If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What you’ll find in your Sprout Box
You get what you want. 100% local deliciousness.
The Sprout Box in greater detail:
What will be in my Sprout Box?
We carry Michigan, local products and produce.
In our store you can find things like Michigan-grown dry beans, local produce (fresh & frozen!), pre-made meals/soups, cheese, yogurt, locally baked breads, juices, honey, grass-fed meats, and more!
How much you get depends on the size of the Sprout Box you have chosen for your home – $15, $25, $50, $100/week.
Can I add more to my Sprout Box?
Yes! When you’re customizing your Sprout Box you can spend at the weekly subscription level or greater. Credits that you do not spend DO NOT roll-over into the following week, or get stored in your account.
Where does the product inside your Sprout Box come from?
Over the course of a year, Sprout works with 15-50 local farmers and food producers within Michigan and the Battle Creek area to bring you great quality produce and locally produced goods. You will learn more about them throughout the season as their products are featured in your Sprout Box.
What will it look like?
You decide! The image above offers a general look of what each size looks like and the difference between them. REMEMBER: Just because it is pictured here does not mean you will receive it. Example: Eggs are shown in every photo, however you can choose to have or not have eggs, etc.
Is it 100% Organic?
No, it’s not- but it can be if you want! We include produce details so you can make these decisions if they’re important to you and make your Sprout Box as organic as you want it. We work with certified organic farms, conventional farms and those that use strictly organic processes, but are not certified by the USDA.
Products to Expect in your Sprout Box:
We only offer produce grown in the state of Michigan. We work with farms on a personal basis to understand their farms, farming practices & business.
We are lovers of Michigan- it’s farmers, it’s people, it’s climate. We work to support our local economy surrounding Battle Creek and see it grow while nurturing the health of our communities through increased access to darn good, healthy food.
What you should not expect
- Lemons… and anything that is not grown in Michigan, or not possible to grow in this climate.
Click on the image below to see possible products you may find in your box, based on seasonal availability per month.
You will receive a “Welcome Email” from Sprout. In this email you will receive an introduction video (COMING SOON!) and more information.
Payment Options, expanded:
Note: Sprout does not store your personal financial information.
Weekly, Recurring payments are an automatic payment option that begin the week of your first pick-up. No matter which day you receive your Sprout Box, your account will withdraw four days ahead of this date. It will withdraw any items you have selected to be subscriptions.
SNAP EBT for the Sprout Box: We can accept SNAP benefits for the cost of your Sprout Box! We participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program year-round and will match your SNAP payment every time you come in – dollar for dollar up to $20 at each visit. This reduces the cost to your benefits of your Box to $12.50 each week. Please email us at email@example.com for more details or questions.
Delivery & Pick Up Options:
Workplace Deliveries : Get 5 or more of your co-workers together for the program and we will deliver to your workplace at no cost. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your workplace registered before you begin purchasing. Interested? Sprout also does workplace presentations to help groups understand the Sprout Box better, answer questions in person and present additional on-site promotional materials. Email us to schedule a visit today. We currently offer workplace drop-offs Thursday & Friday
Individual Delivery Options : Sprout will deliver to your home or workplace (as an individual) for $7/fee in Battle Creek, Marshall, Athens & Kalamazoo areas
Pick-Up Options :
You can pick up from any Sprout identified location for no fee.
We currently have pick-up locations on
- Thursday at Sprout Grocery + Kitchen at 503 Military Rd. Springfield 2pm-6pm
- Friday at a downtown Battle Creek location (specified at sign-up)
- Friday at First Congregational Church 145 Capital Ave. NE 11am-1pm
- Friday at at Sprout Grocery + Kitchen at 503 Military Rd. Springfield 11am-6pm
“We’re going on vacation for a week, what do I do with my Sprout Box?”
- You can have a friend, family member pick up your Sprout Box for you
- Or Sprout will help you donate that box to a family in need here in Battle Creek.
- Or you can pause your account through our portal. Log-in to your account as instructed above. Questions? Email us at email@example.com
“What if I want to end my participation?”
You can cancel your recurring payment option as you wish. We ask for some notice, but you can cancel your account at anytime through your log-in portal
Please read our Terms and Conditions Carefully
Still have more questions?
Sprout is happy to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org