Lowes Foods

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Lowes Foods will roll out its Carolina Crate program as summertime draws near.

The Carolina Crate is Lowes Foods’ version of what is widely known as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box that is filled weekly with an assortment of fresh, local fruits and vegetables.

Subscriptions are available now through Saturday for Lowes Foods’ Carolina Crate program.

“Our Carolina Crate program is the perfect way for families to enjoy produce at its peak and at the same time, support local, small farmers right here in the Carolinas,” said Tim Lowe, president of Lowes Foods. “The surprise of discovering what has been harvested each week is part of the fun."

Each Carolina Crate contains six to eight varieties of produce, which have been selected based on what is at its peak. Boxes weighs 10 to 12 lbs. and feed a household of two to four people.

Those who purchase a full seasonal subscription for $300 will receive a Carolina Crate each Saturday for ten weeks from Jun. 12 through Aug. 14. Full subscriptions also include a free year of Lowes Foods to go drive-up shopping service. Half subscriptions are available for $150 for five consecutive weeks beginning either Jun. 12 or Jul. 17.

Shoppers can pull up to a Lowes Foods To Go lane at the front of the store to pick up their fresh produce. One of Lowes Foods’ personal shoppers will bring out the Carolina Crate and load it into the customer's vehicle. Shoppers also can pick up their regular Lowes Foods To Go shopping orders at the same time.

Additional information about the Carolina Crate program is available online.

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