19 Apr 2022
Vacationers Breathe an Extra Sigh of Relief this Summer
Since 2019, Margaret Rudd & Associates has maintained its partnership with People-First Tourism and NC State University's Fork to Farmer 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! Even more exciting is the fact that guests will have the option to add fresh eggs and shrimp to their orders!
How It Works
Each Vacation Vittles bag provides a variety of produce, picked at the peak of freshness by area farmers, to feed a family of 4 with at least 3 servings of fruits and vegetables for your Southport and Oak Island vacation week. Depending on harvests, July 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.
The process is simple. Guests vacationing with Margaret Rudd & Associates during the summer season will have until 5pm on the Tuesday before their arrival date to order. Quantities are limited, so the sooner you order the better! Our office will send additional information to guests with active reservations prior to arrival regarding the entire process.
- Visit MRA's dedicated online ordering site.
- Select the appropriate arrival date for your scheduled vacation.
- Indicate the number of produce bags you'd like to order, adding optional eggs and shrimp if you wish.
- Proceed to check out and pay for your order.
- Repeat the process for any additional weeks you plan to stay.
- Wait patiently and pick up at arrival!*
Our office will be notified of your order in advance of your arrival. Produce bags and eggs may be picked up at our Oak Island office upon your Saturday check-in. Shrimp must be picked up from the local fishmonger, Haag & Sons.*
For more information on this valuable, convenient resource, or to purchase your own Vacation Vittles, visit the Margaret Rudd & Associates Vacation Vittles ordering site.
*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. Per NC law, shrimp orders must be picked up from Haag & Sons directly and any pick-up arrangements should be discussed with them directly (including after hours arrivals). Any problems with the process, issues with payment, or other items will need to be addressed with People-First Tourism directly 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 programk 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.