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20 May 2020
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Oak Island Trip Planning

Vacationers Breathe an Extra Sigh of Relief this Summer

In 2019, Margaret Rudd & Associates partnered with People-First Tourism and NC State University’s Fork to Farmer project to provide guests with locally-grown produce during their vacations. Our initial year of participation was a HUGE success as we helped raise over $55K in revenue for our local area farmers!

We’re pleased to announce that we have yet again partnered to bring this amazing opportunity to our guests for the 2020 season.

Safe, Smart Vacation Opportunities

In addition to MRA’s Plan of Commitment, the ability for guests to grab their produce during check-in will be especially beneficial as it provides another way to practice social distancing during their stay.

How It Works

Each Vacation Vittles bag will provide a variety of produce, picked at the peak of freshness by our area farmers to feed a family of four with at least three servings of fruits and vegetables for your Southport or Oak Island vacation week. Depending on harvests, July purchasers may enjoy summer and zucchini squash, blueberries, watermelon, a variety of tomatoes, sweet corn, herbs, cucumbers, green beans, okra, peaches, grapes, peppers, and a variety of lettuces and radishes.

The process is simple. Guests scheduled to arrive between May 30 and August 15th will have until 5pm on the Tuesday before their arrival date to order. The office will send additional information to guests with active reservations prior to arrival regarding the process.

To order:

  • Visit the online ordering page,
  • Select the appropriate arrival date for their scheduled vacation,
  • Indicate the number of bags they would like to order, and
  • Process their payment directly on the site.

Our office will be notified of your order in advance of your arrival. Bags may be picked up at our Oak Island office upon Saturday check-in.*

For more information on this wonderful program, or to purchase your own Vacation Vittles for your stay, visit the Margaret Rudd & Associates Vacation Vittles website.


*Please note that guests scheduled to arrive outside of the normal Saturday time-frame may still pick up their bags during their arrival; however, we cannot guarantee the same freshness as bags picked up on the Saturday delivery date. In addition, any problems or issues with bags will need to be addressed directly with People-First Tourism.

Looking to Book an Oak Island Vacation

If you love the idea of the Vacation Vittles program but have not yet booked your family's Southport or Oak Island vacation, Margaret Rudd & Associates offers the "best of Brunswick" when it comes to beach vacation rentals and island accommodations. Browse our inventory of convenient condominiums, 4+ bedroom vacation homes, dog-friendly rentals and much, much more! If you're looking for a bit more personalized customer service, give us a call or click on the "Contact Us" button below. Our reservations specialists are available 7 days per week to assist you with your vacation planning needs.