Lee’s Produce Market is a convenient option for neighbors in the Delridge, White Center and surrounding neighborhoods to purchase fresh, canned, and frozen fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. The store was sought out as a Fresh Bucks partner after customers requested the retailer be added to the Fresh Bucks retail network. Lee’s Produce is a woman-, minority-, immigrant-owned business that has served the surrounding neighborhoods for decades.
“Fresh Bucks is responsive to community and creating a presence in this neighborhood has been a priority for us. We are thrilled to add another locally owned, BIPOC small business where Fresh Bucks customers can shop for more affordable healthy foods.“Jessyn Farrell, OSE Director
The addition of Lee’s Produce Market increases access to culturally relevant fruits and vegetables. Fresh Bucks customers can use their benefits to buy a selection or fresh produce commonly found in Asian and Latin cuisines, such as papayas, yuca, tamarind, and prickly pear.
“My family has been running this store for decades, and we are proud to be a part of this community and now, to be part of the Fresh Bucks community too. We are open seven days a week and look forward to serving our neighbors who are a part of the Fresh Bucks program.”Linda Oczkewecz, Lee’s Produce Market
Nearly 12,000 Seattle neighbors are enrolled in Fresh Bucks and receive $40 a month to purchase fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets, farm stands, and grocery stores. Customers can shop at farmers markets, seven small, independent grocers, and all Seattle Safeway locations. At independently-owned grocers like Lee’s Produce, customers have a variety of options including frozen, canned, and dried fruits and vegetables in addition to fresh produce.
Lee’s Produce, located at 9435 Delridge Way SW, is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Mondays-Saturdays, and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information about Fresh Bucks, visit www.seattlefreshbucks.org.