Do you live in southern Arizona? You have the opportunity to get 60lbs of fresh produce for $10! Once a month, Market on the Move (MOM) offers up produce to consumers for $10. I didn’t believe it at first. It’s too good to be true, right? No, it isn’t. Here’s how it works.
Warehouses have left over produce that vendors do not purchase. These leftovers are sent to landfills. The 3000 Club rescues this produce and sells it to consumers for cheap. The money made off the sales goes to charity to help feed hungry children in America. Pretty cool, huh?
The quality of the produce is good. It has a slightly shorter life span than store bought produce due to the fact that it sits in the warehouse for a while then comes to the market. This is not a problem. As long as the produce gets eaten quickly, or is frozen/canned quickly, there is no issue. Freezing methods are generally very easy.
So what’s the catch? Here it is. You can only choose from what they have and you don’t know what they will have until the day before (some markets have Facebook pages that update you real time with photos of available produce as soon as they know). If you know how to freeze and/or can food, this is not a problem. You can store the food until you are ready to use it.
Need more than 60 lbs? Maybe you have a really large family or a catering business? No problem. You pay $10 for every 60 lbs. What a deal!
To top it all off, they even provide bags and boxes if you need them. However, I would recommend bringing your own reusable grocery shopping bags. It makes it easier to carry the produce and the bags are stronger.
So where are these MOMs held? They are held in the Tucson and Phoenix areas and are generally the first Saturday in the month. Here are the links that list the locations:
Tucson Area Locations
Phoenix Area Locations