Overview

Each year the Maury Booster Association sells high quality, fresh Florida fruit from November through March or April. Its products include oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and vine-ripened tomatoes. Print out our Fruit Sale Flyer And Monthly Schedule.

The fruit sale dates to 1985 at Maury and is the Association's major fundraiser, typically generating at least $10,000 a year in funds for the school. The Maury Booster Association is grateful for its loyal customers, many of whom have enjoyed its fruit for years.

All fruit must be pre-ordered and picked up on a specific date in the Maury High School band room on Debree Avenue. Fruit is delivered directly from Florida the day before pickup and is carried to customers' car by Maury students.

Products (2016- 2017)

The Maury Booster Association prides itself on the quality of the Florida fruit it sells. The type of fruit varies with what is in season in a given month.

Grapefruit and oranges are available in either whole or half boxes while tangerines and tomatoes come in half boxes. The number of fruit in each box depends on the size of the fruit. A variety of sizes is typically available on a first come, first served basis.

Fruit orders must be placed in advance and picked up on a designated day in the Maury Band Room. Click here to place an order .

November


Half Box

Whole Box


Order by: Tuesday, November 1
Pick up on: Thursday, November 10

Pink Grapefruit
$ 18
$ 30
Navel Oranges
$ 20
$ 32
Fall Tangerines
$ 15
N/A

December


Half Box

Whole Box


Order by: Monday, December 5
Pick up on: Friday, December 16

Pink Grapefruit
$ 18
$ 30
Navel Oranges
$ 20
$ 32
Tangerines
$ 15
N/A
NEW: Citrus Trio (8 gf, 8 navel, 8 tangelos)
N/A
$ 26
NEW: Triple Charmer (8 gf, 8 navel, 8 apples)
N/A
$ 26

January


Half Box

Whole Box


Order by: Monday, January 9
Pick up on: Friday, January 20

Red Grapefruit
$ 18
$ 30
Navel Oranges
$ 20
$ 32
Honeybells
$ 28
$ 46
Tangerines
$ 15
NA
NEW: Citrus Trio (8 gf, 8 navel, 8 tangelos)
N/A
$ 26

February


Half Box

Whole Box


Order by:
Monday, February 6
Pick up on: Friday, February 17

Red Grapefruit
$ 18
$ 30
Temple Oranges
$ 20
$ 32
Tangerines
$ 15
N/A
Honeybells
$ 28
N/A

March (we're sorry no fruit is available)


Half Box

Whole Box


Order by:
Monday, March 6
Pick up on: Friday, March 17

 

 

Red Grapefruit
$ 18
$ 30
Navel Oranges
$ 20
$ 32
Tangerines
$ 15
N/A
     

April


Half Box

Whole Box


Order by:
Monday, April 11
Pick up on: Friday, April 21

Red Grapefruit
$ 18
$ 30
Valencia Oranges
$ 18
$ 30
 


Honeybells

Oranges and Grapefruit

Vine-ripened Tomatoes

Place an Order

There are three ways to place an order:

  • Online.
  • By calling the Maury Fruit Sale Phone Line – 628-3349
  • In person. When you pick up your fruit order you can place an order for the next month.

Pickup Information

Picking up your fruit is easy and convenient. It is available on pickup day from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Maury High Band Room on Debree Avenue in Norfolk near the intersection with Shirley Avenue. You can park briefly on Debree Avenue right in front of the band room except from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. when buses are picking up students. Please park between the barricades since the street was recently designated by the city as a no-parking zone. Look for the fruit sale mini-flag in front of the band room door to show you where to enter.

Payment is due when you pick up your fruit (cash or checks only, please). While picking up your fruit you may place an order for the next month if you like. Student volunteers will carry your fruit to your car.

If you want a specific size of fruit, please come early since pickup is first come, first served. Please remember to pick up the fruit you ordered since the Maury Booster Association has already paid for it.



Fruit pickup is in the band room just inside this entrance.

Volunteers

The Maury fruit sale depends on its volunteers to keep it running smoothly. Parents are needed to work shifts during the day helping greet customers, process their orders and accept payment. To volunteer e-mail mauryvolunteers@gmail.com or call 628-3349 and leave your name and contact information.

To sign up student volunteers the sponsor or coach of their Maury organization or team must make arrangements in advance. Details on signing up volunteer groups will be posted by early October.

Sponsors or coaches of official Maury teams, clubs and organizations can sign up student volunteers for the fruit sale starting in October. Details will be e-mailed to you. For questions e-mail mauryvolunteers@gmail.org

 

FAQs

What kind of fruit do you sell?

We sell citrus fruit and tomatoes that are delivered fresh from Florida the day before you pick up your order. The exact type of fruit varies from month to month depending on what is in season.

Each month we have pink grapefruit available. Various types of oranges are available most months. Tangerines and vine-ripened tomatoes are available some months. Honeybells, tangelos that are among Florida's premier citrus products, are available only in January. Click here for monthly product list.

What are honeybells?

These are one of our most popular products and have a loyal following among customers. Honeybells are tangelos that ripen only in January. A honeybell looks like a deeply colored orange but it is a hybrid that is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. It has an indescribably delicious flavor and no seeds. Newsweek has called honeybells “the best thing about January.”

Why should I order from the Maury Booster Association?

The fruit is high quality and delivered fresh to Maury High School. It arrives in a refrigerated truck from Florida the day before you pick it up and is unloaded by student volunteers. We keep our costs competitive with what you would pay elsewhere. Your purchase directly helps Maury High School.

How am I helping the school when I buy fruit?

You are helping the Maury Booster Association raise funds to help with the needs of the school's academic departments as well as its clubs, teams and organizations. In most years the fruit sale raises more than $13,000 for the school. Click here for a list of recent grants.

How do I place an order?

You can place your order online, by calling 628-3349 or by placing an order for the next month when you pick up your fruit.

How do I pick up my fruit?

You come to the Maury High School band room on Debree Avenue (near the intersection with Shirley Avenue). The band room is just inside the door. Look for the small fruit sale flag in front of the door. You will pay for your order with a check or cash. A student volunteer will carry your fruit to your car. Please park on Debree between the barricades since the street was recently designated a no-parking zone. (Click here for a map)

What happens if I forget to pick up my fruit?

Our volunteers make every effort to sell all fruit by the end of pickup day. The Maury Booster Association does not have access to cold storage facilities. If you forget to get your fruit call the fruit hotline at 628-3349 and leave a message. Someone will call if there is any fruit still available. Please remember that the Boosters have to pay for your fruit in advance so it is important that orders be picked up.

Can I buy multiple boxes to give as corporate gifts?

Yes. Our fruit makes an excellent gift for customers as well as family and friends. We can help you select your fruit and work with you on the logistics of picking up bulk orders.

What customers are saying ...

Richard Strauss: “The quality is good. The price is fair. The service is excellent and by buying fruit I am supporting a great cause. Even my children eat grapefruit now and like it."

Nancy Fishback, M.D.: “The fruit is fresh, good and varied. I take it to work and share it with co-workers. It's a good product.”

Wilma Robinson: “The grapefruit are delicious. I am pleased that by buying fruit I am able to support the school my three children attended.

William C. Hagan: "My company purchased oranges and grapefruit for our customers in December. They were delighted with the variety and quality. The fruit was well received by everyone. We were very happy with our purchase.”

Pat Walsh: "Thanks for bringing the best fruit to Norfolk...We are Maury alumni parents (our kids graduated in '90 and '92) and have moved from being fruit sellers to faithful customers."

Shirley Brendle: "I ordered last year for the first time and found the fruit delicious -- the best I have ever eaten. Family and neighbors say the same thing."

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Page Updated: 10/13/2012

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