By SEAN ROWLEY
Tahlequah shoppers now have a new option for purchasing assortments of fresh fruits, vegetables, breads and grains with the help of a volunteer organization in the Tulsa area.
Harvest Crate’s Produce Club began accepting orders for produce at 8 a.m. Monday and will continue until 8 p.m. today.
The first Tahlequah delivery is Saturday in the gymnasium of the Grace Baptist Church, 1501 N. Grand Ave.
“I thought this would be great to bring to Tahlequah,” said Elizabeth Mosteller Burba, site coordinator. “People can buy produce at wholesale prices, and support the mission of the organization. This will be good for the community.”
Tahlequah will receive deliveries every other Saturday. Shoppers may order crates before each delivery from Monday at 8 a.m. until Tuesday at 8 p.m.
“Each crate contains a variety of produce,” said Sara Miller of Harvest Crates. “We try to make it a 50-50 mix of fruits and vegetables.”
Crates are $15. Buyers must pay a one-time membership fee of $10 to join the club. Members are asked to volunteer on occasion to crate the produce.
“Each crate will contain food items suitable for a family of four,” Burba said. “The value of each basket – what the items would sell for in the grocery store – will be about $30-$40.
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