Produce Market to Open

Part of Eastpoint

Homeland said last week it will join with RestoreOKC to open a market that will include produce from the non-profit’s urban farm.

The Market at EastPoint will open this winter at 1708 NE 23rd St.

The market is part of EastPoint development, a collection of 38,000 sq. ft. of renovated space that, when completed, also will be home to restaurants, a coffee shop, bar, offices and fitness gym.  The 7,000 sq. ft. market will open next to Centennial Health.

The partnership between Homeland and RestoreOKC is expected to result in significantly discounted prices with items like milk sometimes selling at less than half the regular price.

Homeland said a few weeks ago that it will open a grocery store at NE 36th Street and N. Lincoln Boulevard in 2021.

The store announced last week will sell the same food items and staples found in regular grocery stores and also will include fresh offerings, such as organic fruits and vegetables grown on Restore OKC’s nearby 5-acre Urban Farm.

The farm is led by 18 high school students, who live in northeast Oklahoma City. 

Caylee Dodson, director of RestoreOKC, said the store is expected to create 30 to 40 more jobs that also will be hired and trained from the surrounding community.

In addition, Brandi Jones, who previously operated Family Affair restaurant, will be preparing baked breads and ready-to-eat hot foods from the store’s commercial kitchen.

“It will have what you find in any grocery store,” Miss Dodson said.   “There will be 22 doors of refrigerator and freezer space.”

The difference, she said, will be in the reduced amount of brand choices.

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