The annual FFA Fruit Sale fundraiser begins today. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s more than fruit. Plenty of savory comfort food is also available: popcorn, beef jerky, spiral sliced ham, smoked turkey, and summer sausage. Many of the products showcase Missouri producers, including Quail Pointe popcorn, which is made right here in Columbia as well as Jennings summer sausage made in New Franklin.
Proceeds from the sales go to fund the students involvement in various FFA events, including a trip to Grant’s Farm, a ski trip to Weston, Missouri and a trip to the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, in October where Columbia will be represented by five Career Development teams competing at the national level.
New items this year include a 5 lb. box of Clementines and the spiral sliced half ham. The Clementines, smooth, glossy, and easy to peel, are sweeter and have less tartness than typical tangerines. Meat items will be delivered on Nov 14, in time for Thanksgiving, and the fruit items will be delivered on December 4. Show your support by checking out the complete list of items available here. Orders are due by October 5, 2012.