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18 Apr 2024
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MRA Vacation Vittles Oak Island NC

Vacationers Breathe an Extra Sigh of Relief this Summer

Since 2019, Margaret Rudd & Associates has partnered with Men and Women United for Youth & Families for the Vacation Vittles project which provides our guests with locally-grown produce during their vacations. This partnership has resulted in HUGE successes, including raising over $55K in revenue for local area farmers in its initial year and being recognized with the coveted Opal Mann Green Award!

We are so excited to share that we've yet again partnered to offer this valuable and convenient resource for our vacation rental guests! 

Vacation Vittles Oak Island

How It Works

Guests and locals may purchase locally grown produce, eggs and shrimp from area farmers and fishers. Each Vacation Vittles bag provides a variety of produce, picked at the peak of freshness by area farmers. A large bag will provide a family of 4 or more with 10 total items whereas a regular bag will provide a family of 2 to 3 with 7 items of fruits and vegetables. Depending on harvests, bags may include 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. Guests also have the option of adding a dozen or more eggs, and a pound or more of shrimp to their orders. 

The process is simple. You will have until 5pm on the Tuesday before the Saturday arrival date to order. Quantities are limited, so the sooner you order the better! 

To Order

  1. Visit the ordering site over on the Men and Women United for Youth & Families page.
  2. Scroll to the "Our Products" section on the page. 
  3. Click the "Select Options" button under your preferred bag size to go to start the ordering process. (Please note that if shrimp are ordered, they must be picked up at Haag & Sons at 7901 E Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC per NC law.)
  4. Indicate the number of produce bags you'd like to order in the "Quantity" box. Add any eggs or shrimp you'd like to order, and select the appropriate delivery date on the calendar display. 
  5. Click the "Buy Now" button to continue to the check out page. 
  6. Complete the billing details fields. When you arrive to the "Location" drop down, select "Margaret Rudd and Associates".
  7. Review your order and proceed to payment option and payment details.
  8. You should receive a confirmation of your purchase/order through email. It will be sent to the email provided during the ordering process.
  9. Repeat the process for any additional weeks you plan to stay.
  10. Wait patiently and pick up at arrival!*

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


*Please note that guests scheduled to arrive outside of our normal Saturday check-in timeframe may still pick up their bags; however, we cannot guarantee the same freshness as bags picked up on the Saturday delivery date. Produce bags and eggs will be delivered to our Oak Island office whereas shrimp must be picked up from Haag & Sons at 7901 E Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC per NC law. Any problems with the process, issues with payment, or other items will need to be addressed with Men and Women United directly at as MRA only facilitates the program as a pick-up location.

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 condos, 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 at (800) 486-5441 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.