Produce On Wheels With-Out Waste Market this Saturday at Home Depot parking lot

By Jon Johnson

THATCHER – The first Saturday of the month means it’s time to stock up on some low-priced vegetables.

Come by the Safford Lions Club’s Produce on Wheels With-Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) market this Saturday morning at The Home Depot to receive farm-fresh produce and vegetables at a discount bargain price. The event is Borderlands’ monthly program where, with no qualifications, a person can shop for up to 70 pounds of fresh nutritious rescued produce with a $12 contribution.

The event runs from 6 – 9 a.m.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: The line for the produce swells into the parking rows.

At the Home Depot site, customers form two rows and gather the various produce as they go down a line of tables as volunteers hurriedly look to replenish the stock from boxes that arrive on pallets. Customers are allowed to gather up to 70 pounds of produce for a $12 contribution, which basically just covers the costs to bring the food to the site. The Lions Club members begin the day by arriving early in the morning to set up the tables and by 6 a.m. the market is ready for customers. The program runs on the first Saturday of the month during the produce season. 

For more information regarding Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) check out its website here