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The Harvest House goes mobile in Van Wert

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The mobile market sets up in the Northwest Ohio Screenprinting parking lot each Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. The mobile market sets up in the Northwest Ohio Screenprinting parking lot each Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m.
The crates are filled for this season but you can sign up to get your food for the fall. The crates are filled for this season but you can sign up to get your food for the fall.

A Convoy family is taking their love of organic food from the community table.

For the past year, The Harvest House has been bringing crates of fresh, certified organic food to the Van Wert area. The members-only market can serve up to around 100 people, affectionately called their "farm-ily". The market offers up standard and petite-sized packages featuring organic fruits and veggies as well as eggs and a homemade loaf of bread.

With the addition of a new mobile unit, it is not easier for owners April and Jason Gray to get the food out to their farm-ily.

"The market was a great thing and we had a lot of customers coming to that, but people have busy lives and we just felt like we needed to be out there where they were and needed to be," says April Gray.

The mobile market sets up in the Northwest Ohio Screenprinting parking lot each Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m., where members can pick up their crates as well as purchase some of the extra organic items they offer like jams, coffee, and granola.

Gray says the market fills a gap in a rural county like Van Wert, where it is not always easy to get fresh foods.

"We were told that our community was a little bit of a food desert," says Gray. "We have to travel 30 miles this way or 30 miles that way to find some really good for you food, so we felt like this was a great way to do that. I Feel good about being able to give people good food. I like to help people and I figure the best way to do that is to provide them with good, healthy food."

To make meal planning easier from week to week every crate comes with a collection of recipes for that week's food, from their farm-ily to yours.

The crates are filled for this season but you can sign up to get your food for the fall. That information is found at www.ourharvesthouse.com.

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