The Ugly Fruit Club
As an organic orchard that minimizes pesticide use and never sprays while there is fruit on the trees, some of our peaches, nectarines, and apricots will always suffer from nibbling worms, stinging stink bugs, and damage from other pests. We pick our fruit ripe and juicy off the tree for the best flavor possible, therefore the fruit can get bruised and we can’t sell everything at markets or to stores.
We provide 10-12 lb boxes of this cosmetically damaged fruit (or “Ugly Fruit,” as we like to call it) at a reduced price for our Ugly Fruit Club to order, with a weekly pick-up in both East and West Davis. Instead of the fruit going to the compost pile, we want it to go to your freezer, canning jar, pie pan, or straight to your mouth!
What’s in an Ugly Fruit box (and how much does it cost)?
10-12 pounds of delicious Ugly Fruit! Full boxes of a single variety – no mixed boxes available at this time. We will be offering two different ‘quality’ grades of fruit- Ugly Fruit and Semi Perfects.
Ugly Fruit ($15): Fruit with character! Great for freezing canning, baking, and even eating.
Semi Perfects ($25 for peaches and nectarines, $30 for peaches): Fruit with fewer bruises and less aesthetic and insect damage than the “Uglies,” but not quite perfect enough for markets!
How does it work?
You will receive an email with fruit availability and an order form link. After you place an order (first-order-first-serve) we will deliver to a specified location in either East or West Davis on Thursday’s by 5:30 PM, where you pick up. Afterwards we will send you an invoice that you must pay within the next month.
Here’s the weekly timeline:
Tuesday by 7 PM: You will receive an availability email including variety descriptions and an order form
Wednesday by 7 PM: Deadline for filling out the order form
Wednesday by Midnight: You will receive an email confirming that your order has been received
Thursday by Noon: If we can’t fill your order, we will contact you using the information provided on your signup form
Thursday at 5:30 PM: Is when your fruit is available to pick up! Each box will be labeled with your name.
Thursday by Midnight: You will receive an invoice for the fruit we dropped off in your email inbox
Friday at 5:30 PM: If you have not picked up your fruit yet, the pickup location manager will distribute the fruit to community members (but you are still responsible for paying, unless the error was ours).
How do I pay?
We will email you an invoice on Thursday evening after delivering your fruit, and you have multiple options for how to pay. Payment is due within one month of the invoice date.
Preferable payment method: Set up a direct bank transfer and pay directly through the emailed invoice (you will see links on the invoice for how to set this up).
Secondary preferred payment method: Pay using a credit/debit card directly through the emailed invoice.
Acceptable payment method**: Pay with cash or check (payable to The Cloverleaf Farm) to 627 Lessley Place, Davis CA 95616.
**Important! If paying with cash or check, please include the invoice number(s) that you are submitting payment for so we can keep track of everything.
Where are the pickup locations?
We have two pick-up locations. One is East Davis and one in West Davis that will be clearly marked and described in a confirmation email.