The following is our return policy -

Damaged Items

Due to the large, heavy and fragile nature of many of our products, damage during shipping does unfortunately happen.  We are constantly evaluating our packaging and hand pack every order to ensure that your products arrive in the best condition.  However, we cannot guarantee that our "Fragile - Handle with Care" stickers are read and followed!

In the event that your item arrives broken, please email immediately.  Please open and inspect all packages upon receipt.  We cannot process damaged claims more than 14 days after you received the item.  Please keep the broken item and all packaging for at least 14 days after you have contacted us.

When an item is damaged during shipping, we do not require that you return the broken item to us.  Instead, we ask that you email us photos of the damaged item and any damage to the packaging.  In addition, if you purchased a fermenting crock, please indicate whether the lid and stones were damaged, or only the crock itself.  Once we have the photos, we will be able to package up a replacement and ship it to you within 1-2 business days. 

Customer Initiated Returns

If you have changed your mind and would like to return the item you purchased, please contact us immediately.  All items must be new, unused and in their original packaging.  We do not accept returns on used items.  You will be responsible for paying the return shipping to get the product back to us.  Once we have received the item, we will inspect it for any damage.  If the product is unused and in sell-able condition, we will issue a full refund excluding shipping charges within 7 days. Shipping fees are non-refundable.

You must contact us before sending the item back to us, otherwise we won't be able to process the return.  The item will need to be back in our possession within 45 days of the original order.  If we receive the order outside of this time period, we will be unable to process your return. 

Please note - many of our items are large and fragile.  This means that they are more prone to damage during the shipping process.  We recommend you purchase insurance on the return shipment (as we do on all shipments) for the purchase price of the item.  If the product is damaged during the return shipment, you will be responsible for filing a claim with the shipping company if you choose.  We will be unable to give you a refund of the original order in this situation.

FACTORY SECOND products are not eligible for returns or exchanges.  All sales of Factory Second items are final.

Defective Items

If you believe the item you received is defective, please contact us.  We will do our best to work with you to resolve the situation. 

Canceling Orders

If you would like to cancel your order, please contact us as soon as possible by emailing or replying to your order confirmation email.  Orders that are canceled before they ship will be issued a full refund.  If the order has already shipped, we can refund you for the cost of the item, but the shipping fee is non-refundable.  If the order has already shipped when it is canceled, your refund will not be issued until the item is back in our possession, which can take up to 2 weeks. 


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