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Support Local Farmers with Lowes Food's Locally Grown Club-- Winston-Salem, NC - June 14, 2011
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Lowes Foods is implementing a new program to support local farmers across North Carolina.  The Locally Grown Club will run for the next seven weeks and offers customers the chance to purchase a variety of fresh, local produce in advance.  This program coincides with the locally grown efforts that Lowes Foods makes each year to support our local growers and will appeal to those who typically visit farmer’s markets or roadside produce stands.

Lowes Foods Locally Grown Club will feature six to ten varieties of assorted produce in each box that may include zucchini, yellow squash, green peppers, blueberries, sweet potatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, peaches and many other seasonal items.  Customers will receive over twelve pounds of produce each week for the entire seven weeks, one three week period or for a single week.  Customers simply sign up through Lowes Foods to Go, pay in advance for their subscription and pick up their box each Saturday in the Lowes Foods to Go pick up lane.

Some of the local farmers that will be involved with the Locally Grown Club include the Doug Patterson family farm in China Grove, Deal Orchards in Taylorsville, Hunter Farms in King, and Wayne Mitchum in Lincolnton.  Lowes Foods will also continue their partnership with Pilot Mountain Pride, a local food movement in Northwest North Carolina that provides a centralized aggregation center for 40-50 small farmers who have converted their tobacco farms into row crops.  

The Locally Grown Club will run between June 18th and September 17th and will cost $175 for a seven week subscription, $75 for a three week subscription and $30 for a one week trial subscription.  To find out if your store is participating in the Lowes Foods Locally Grown Club, please click here.  To place and order, visit Lowes Foods to Go and search for Locally Grown.  For more information on the Locally Grown Club, please visit our website or send an email to Diana.paradarios@lowesfoods.com.


About Lowes Foods
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.  Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs 8500 people and operates 108 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, Lowes Foods is also 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 focus 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 three operating companies, Merchants Distributors, Inc. (MDI), Institution Food House, Inc. (IFH) and Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.  Locally owned and operated, Alex Lee, Inc. is the full service food distribution company with grocery wholesale distributors, foodservice distributors, and retail grocery stores.  More information on Alex Lee, Inc. can be found at www.alexlee.com

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Contact:
Beth Talley
Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
(336) 775-3290
beth.talley@lowesfoods.com