Harvest Market

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Harvest Market is a small, non-profit grocery store in the Eugene Field neighborhood in west Tulsa. After several years of operating in a small retail space near Eugene Field School and an adjacent housing project, Harvest Market is expanding into a full scale grocery store catering specifically to the low income community in the neighborhood. A food desert, the Eugene Field neighborhood has long been reliant on neighborhood convenience stores or long trips on public transportation to purchase the bare necessities. Harvest Market, originally a project of First United Methodist Church, now a separate non-profit, is heavily subsidized and run by volunteers but has struggled to meet the demand of the neighborhood residents. An expanded market will bring more variety, including fresh produce from adjacent family food plots, and additional purchasing power, allowing the operators to purchase wholesale goods at better prices. As a specific recommendation in the City of Tulsa's adopted Small Area Plan for the neighborhood, the City of Tulsa committed the funds for the infrastructure of the project. The estimated $2 million expanded market development will provide a more complete offering of groceries for neighborhood residents, thus greatly reducing the food desert effect. In addition, being located on 23rd street, a major daily commute corridor for downtown traffic, the expansion will greatly increase its overall patronage, thus increasing revenue and overall operational sustainability.