Port City produce sells fresh fruit and vegetables that are typically picked within 24 hours of being sold and this year will be adding carrots, lettuce and mushrooms to its selection, according to co-owner Chris Hutchens.
“Last year, we just didn’t have the space or means to sell this new produce, but because business has been so good, we’ve been able to expand,” Hutchens said. “We are currently building a deck to put our tent on and then we’ll open the Carolina Beach location.”
The Carolina Beach Road location near Monkey Junction, next to the Seaview Crab Co. and behind Ashley High School, attracts more tourists than the Market Street location, Hutchens said. Because of this, they open the Market street location, at5740 Market St. beside New River Pottery and near I-40, earlier for local residents.
While the Market Street location is currently open, the Carolina Beach Road Port City Produce will re-open in the first week of April, according to Hutchens.
The small business gets high traffic during its peak seasons and hopes to do as well this year as they have in the past.
“On the weekends we would get an average of 200 people a day and on weekdays, anywhere between 130 and 150 a day,” said Hutchens.
For more information, visit www.portcityproduce.com.
Date posted: March 13, 2013
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