I followed the little yellow signs dotting the roadway to the new Produce Depot Inc. that just opened in the former Easterns Automotive building on Bel Air Road, just across the street from Goodwill (thank you, BANV reader Tony, for pointing that out!) It’s the dealership with those big yellow lights out front. President Patricia Borlie is transforming the former car dealership into an indoor fresh produce market. I met manager Kyle Fields, who used to work at Fruitland in Essex. He says they plan to offer seasonal fruits and vegetables at Produce Depot. Trucks bring fresh produce every morning. Fields says they’ll have local produce when it’s in season. Right now they’re offerings include California oranges, vine ripe tomatoes, seedless black grapes — which I’m eating as I type and finding very tasty. They’ll be selling Christmas trees and poinsettias next week. They take cash only. My quick estimate found their prices a bit better than at the grocery. About 2 lbs. of grapes were $3.50. I usually pay $5 or more at Giant. Fields says they plan to have organic produce by this weekend.
Hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They’re open every day of the year except for Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. (Guess they’ve got to rest sometime.)
Here’s their contact info:
Produce Depot, Inc.
728 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
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