Providence Produce in Stallings welcomed its first customers of the season this week.
This year the business off Old Monroe Road will offer an expanded selection of locally-grown organic produce from Union County’s Fillmore Farms and a larger tropical selection including kiwi, mango and avocado.
Both changes come as the result of customer suggestions, owner David White said. This year the business also will boast two registers and an updated credit card system for faster transactions, he said.
“I started this business nine years ago and you don’t want to get all stale and do everything same way over and over again,” he said. “We’ll have everything from homegrown organics to tropical (produce). We’ve got organic at the same price as conventional. It’s local, it’s organic, it’s the real deal. That’s our commitment to the community.”
But until more local crops come into season, customers now also will find Florida-grown tomatoes, berries, corn, zucchini, green beans, okra, potatoes and Washington state apples.
South Charlotte’s Providence Road location will open April 16, White said.
Though the business already has a history of donating its produce to local nonprofits, including the Dilworth Soup Kitchen, White said this year he wants to do more to help through its Help Feed Those in Need program.
Nonprofits interested in partnering with the business should call 704-821-6069 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find more information online at www.providenceproduce.com.