Interested in getting cheaper fruits and vegetables? The Saint John Food Purchasing Club offers monthly opportunities to order produce at less than half the cost of the grocery store.
Offering access to good quality vegetables and fruit at affordable prices.
The Saint John Food Purchasing Club is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that has been in operation since May, 1997. The goal is to help members in our community stretch their food dollar by offering access to good quality vegetables and fruit at affordable prices.
Pay for the order you want ($15 for one large reusable shopping bag or $25 for two bags) by the order date each month (listed below). Pick up your order on pick-up day (the following Friday) between 12:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. You do not need to buy an order every month – just when it is beneficial to you! The orders may not be ready for pick up before 12 p.m.
If you want to pay via e-transfer, email your order request and e-transfer your money to Martha.MacLean@HorizonNB.ca or call 632-5537. When emailing your order, you MUST include your name, order size ($15 or $25), pickup location of choice (see list below), and contact information.
-Crescent Valley Resource Centre, 130 MacLaren Blvd., 693-8513
-St. Joseph’s Community Health Centre, 116 Coburg St., 632-5537
-Nick Nicolle Community Centre, 85 Durham St., 658-2980
-P.U.L.S.E., 251 Wentworth St., 632-6807
-St. Mary & St. Bartholomew Church, 646 Westmorland Road, 696-1347
-Carleton Community Centre, 120 Market Place, 658-2920
For more information, contact any of the above organizations or call 632-5537.
2021 Order and Pick Up Dates
January - Money due Jan 15 | Pick up Jan 22
February - Money due Feb 12 | Pick up Feb 19
March - Money due Mar 12 | Pick up Mar 19
April - Money due April 16 | Pick up April 23
May - Money due May 14 | Pick up May 21
June - Money due June 11 | Pick up June 18
July - Money due July 16 | Pick up July 23
August - Money due Aug 13 | Pick up Aug 20
September - Money due Sept 10 | Pick up Sept 17
October - Money due Oct 15 | Pick up Oct 22
November - Money due Nov 12 | Pick up Nov 19
December - Money due Dec 10 | Pick up Dec 17
The orders vary from month to month depending on the season,
availability, and cost. When you place an order, you won't know what it will contain until you receive it.
Sample Order (Jan 2021)
2 lbs. Apples
2 lbs. Bananas
2 lbs. Carrots
1 English Cucumber
1 Romaine Lettuce
5 lbs. Potatoes
1 lb. Tomatoes
1 Garlic Bulb
Sample Order (Jan 2021)
All items in $15 order plus:
1 pkg. Mini Carrots
1 Green Onion
1 pkg. Mushrooms