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). Drop off your reusable bags at the pick up location before pick up day so the packers have something to put the produce in. Be sure to put your name on the bags.
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, (*please pick up before 2:00 p.m.).
-Carleton Community Centre, 120 Market Place, 658-2920. Pick up only, not able to accept money at this location, pay by e-transfer only.
For more information, contact any of the above organizations or call 632-5537.
2023 Order and Pick Up Dates
January - Money due Jan 13 | Pick up Jan 20
February - Money due Feb 10 | Pick up Feb 17
March - Money due Mar 17 | Pick up Mar 24
April - Money due April 14 | Pick up April 21
May - Money due May 12 | Pick up May 19
June - Money due June 16 | Pick up June 23
July - Money due July 14 | Pick up July 21
August - Money due Aug 11 | Pick up Aug 18
September - Money due Sept 15 | Pick up Sept 22
October - Money due Oct 13 | Pick up Oct 20
November - Money due Nov 10 | Pick up Nov 17
December - Money due Dec 8 | Pick up Dec 15
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