Howard is an expert in selecting the finest in organic produce. He has participated in the buying club movement since 1985 and for over thirty years has provided high-quality fruits and vegetables to the East End community.
Each week Mr. Harris carefully selects the tastiest and freshest products from his organic suppliers. Members of the buying club enjoy ordering a cornucopia of products.
Many families living and working on the East End rely on the buying club for all their food.
Here are some comments overheard by members:
"I trust Howard to find the best quality products and offer it on his website at prices I can afford. Why pay more when I can pay less through the buying club?"
"Howard is passionate about healthy food and leading a community of families concerned about the quality of food on their table. He is my source for the latest on the status of food all year round."
"Howard is a discerning cook and only works with the highest quality food. I want my kitchen to smell as delicious has his. It starts by me buying the same quality food as him."
You get to purchase high quality natural and organic foods and products
You save money because the buying club buys directly from farms and organizations that specialize organic and healthy products.
You save money because you are joining other members to buy products in bulk.
You become part of a system that purchases enough food for the club so there is no food thrown out at the end of the week.
You can participate in providing food for our local food pantry.
You get to shop with other people with a similar passion for organic sources and healthy food choices.
You get to support organic farmers on the East End.
You get to purchase your food from a local business who cares about the East End community.
You get to learn more about natural food, healthy nutrition, and cooking
What is the purpose of a Buying Club?
Coordinate our food buying so as to be able to get the best food at the best prices
Create a community of people with shared values
Experience the pleasures and challenges of working together
Participate in the world-wide buying club movement
Promote organic agriculture and environmentally responsible technology and products by informed buying
Educate others in our community about, organic agriculture, environmentally responsible consumerism, educate ourselves by sharing our skills and knowledge with each other
Strengthen our sense of community by organizing other activities such as potluck dinners, parties, community service projects
Are there fees for being a member of the buying club?
Yes, all members pay the same fees depending on what they are purchasing.
What are the fees?
For products purchased through UNFI (United Natural Foods Incorporated), which is the largest food buying distributor in the country, you do pay a flat Fee $6.35 fee. This would include products such as dry goods, beans, frozen items shampoo, laundry detergent, vitamins, etc.
For produce, all members pay a 15 percent produce fee on all items.
All members are charged an administration fee of 2 1/2 percent on all produce orders.
Can I pay for my food with a credit card
Yes, however, there is a charge for use of the card, which is 3 percent of the total.
When can I pick up my food?
Ordering deadline for all food is Monday at noon. Any orders afternoon cannot be guaranteed.
Food is usually ready for pickup on Thursday. You will receive a text of call when it is ready.
What if I can't pick up my food on Thursday?
Howard would be happy to make an arrangement to meet your schedule.
Where do I pick up my food?
All food is picked up at 8 Stratton Square, East Hampton, NY. Please park in the driveway. The pick up area is in the building at the back of the driveway on the left.