Morning News-Lisa Lete
Fresh stuff baby! Nicole Lilya and daughter Livie (2) of Blackfoot make their way through the Provident Produce truck, picking out fresh fruits and veggies, during its weekly stop in Blackfoot on Thursday. Young entrepreneurs John and Kasenya Fisher started the traveling produce store in November in an effort to provide East Idahoans with fresh (as local as you can get) produce at an affordable price.
BLACKFOOT â€” Fresh produce, eggs, bread and other wholesome products are now rolling through Blackfoot, Springfield and other area communities weekly on a 53-foot trailer - all for the ever growing frugal and health conscious consumer. This new delivery service - Provident Produce - is manned by husband and wife team John and Kasenya Fisher of Pocatello, and is similar to Bountiful Baskets, but with some marked differences.
John, (22) a business major from Idaho State University, is the produce manager at Nel's Bi-Lo - a longtime locally owned and operated grocery store in Pocatello. He started the traveling produce store in November with the help of Kasenya, to help provide customers with a convenient and affordable way to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables. He tries to keep the produce as local as possible and has also taken on a few other products like local organic eggs and bread products from area bakeries.
Each week, John and Kasenya seek out the best deals on available fruits and vegetables, offering a different selection each week, while keeping prices as close to wholesale as possible.
See the full story in Monday's Morning News.