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Lowes Foods Kicks Off Locally Grown Club 2013 -- Winston-Salem, NC - June 13, 2013
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Lowes Foods has kicked off its third annual Locally Grown Club available to customers in Lowes Foods stores all across the Carolinas.  Boxes of farm-to-table hand-selected produce can be ordered each week and are ready for pick up on Saturdays.  This program is another way Lowes Foods, itself a family owned Carolinas based company, supports local communities and businesses in its commitment to "Live local - Shop local - Give local." 

Each week from June 8th through September 7th, Locally Grown Club boxes offer an assortment of local produce which may include heirloom tomatoes, mixed sweet peppers, eggplant, beets, squash, lettuces, raspberries, and other items.  The area of partner farms reaches from Whittier and Rutherfordton in the west to Oxford, Faison, and Snow Hill in the east.  The goal of the Locally Grown Club is to provide customers with the most economical and easiest way to have local garden produce consistently on their tables throughout the lush summer growing season.  A secondary goal is to support the businesses of small and family farms in the communities Lowes Foods serves.  Weekly boxes contain recipes and information about the local farms where the fresh produce was grown. 

New in the 2013 season is a choice of box sizes.  Family sized boxes are available for $29 for a single week and $27 - $25 for multiple weeks depending on the number of weeks ordered.  Solo sized boxes are available for $17 for up to 2 single weeks and $15 for three or more weeks.  Each family box contains an average of 12.5 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and the solo sized box contains 7.5 pounds of the same.  Also new this year is the availability of three total organic boxes - one available each of the months of June, July, and August.

For additional information or to order, customers can go directly to www.lowesfoods.com/lgc and order online.  More information can be obtained in store by contacting the Produce Manager or by calling 1-888-537-8646.

About Lowes Foods
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc. Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs nearly 9,000 people and operates over 100 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The company is committed to offering fabulous fresh foods and delivering personal attention to each of its customers.  Locally owned and operated, Lowe's Food stores, Inc, is committed to buying local products and supporting local suppliers.  They offer programs such as Lowes Foods To Go personal shopping service and an online meal planner that focuses on saving people time and money.  Information about these programs and other services offered by the company may be found at www.lowesfoods.com or by following Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Alex Lee

Founded in 1931, Alex Lee, Inc is a family owned company based in Hickory, North Carolina.  Employing over 10,000 people, Alex Lee, Inc. is the holding company for Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI) and Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.  Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is a full-service food distribution operation with both grocery wholesale distribution and retail grocery stores.  More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at www.alexlee.com

 

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Contact:
Mary Jo Lee

Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
(336) 775-3056
maryjo.lee@lowesfoods.com