Gardenia and Tom Moffett, pastors at the Harvest Christian Church in Sonoita, are bringing Produce on Wheels With Out Waste to Sonoita. This program is run by Borderlands Produce Rescue (BPR), a non-profit organization that rescues produce to distribute to communities with the help of more than 300 non-profit agencies in 24 states. More than 30 million pounds of fresh produce are rescued each year.
How it Works: Produce on Wheels is for everyone. There are no income or residential requirements, and no one is turned away. When you arrive at the market site, register on your first visit, contribute your $12 cash and get in line to shop for up to 70 lbs. of produce. You can bring your own boxes and bags, but there will also be plenty for your use. Carryout help to your vehicle will be available.
We Need Your Help! Being a host site for Produce on Wheels is a labor of love. All contributions will go back to BPR for operational expenses. In order to make Sonoita Produce on Wheels a success, we need a Community Volunteer Team. Being part of this team is a once/month commitment for approximately three hours at our Saturday markets. Training will be provided by Produce on Wheels prior to the first market in December.
If you’d like to be part of bringing Produce on Wheels to Sonoita and volunteer for the Community Volunteer Team, please message the Moffetts on Facebook or call/text Gardenia: 602.292.1616
For more information please follow @SonoitaAZCommunityMarkets on Facebook. Here you will find volunteer info, market times/dates, the varieties of produce offered for the upcoming Saturday market and recipes to help you use all that produce.
Where and When: Sonoita Produce on Wheels will be hosted at Harvest Christian Fellowship, 3107 State Highway 83 Sonoita, AZ 85637, across from Sonoita Propane. The first market will be Saturday, December 21 (see full 2019-2020 schedule below). The hours of operation will be Dec. – March 8-11 a.m., April – May 7-10 a.m. & June 6-9 a.m..
Help reduce millions of pounds of fresh produce annually from the landfill and distribute fresh nutritious fruits and vegetables to our local communities.
Sonoita Produce on Wheels 2019-2020 Calendar: December 21, January 18, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20
COMMUNITY MARKET ON THESE SAME DATES
A Sonoita Community Market is scheduled in the parking lot at the same time as Produce on Wheels. Do you have homemade chocolate or Christmas décor that you’d like to sell in time for the holidays? To reserve a table/booth for the Sonoita Community Market please email or call Gardenia at 602.292.1616