National Nutrition Month: Tip #26

Sign up for a fruit and vegetable co-op or CSA (click here to find one near you). The benefits to doing this include: local produce and helping the local economy, healthier produce given that it doesn’t ripen on a truck, forced to eat a variety that is in season and is often cheaper than buying produce at the grocery store, especially if you buy organic.

On my last pick-up I received all this for $16.50:
  • 2 heads of cabbage
  • 2 bunches of red leaf lettuce
  • 2 bunches of spinach
  • 6 cucumbers
  • 6 zucchini
  • 2 bunches of asparagus
  • 2 bunches of bananas
  • 2 small clamshells of blueberries
  • 1 large container strawberries
  • 10 apples (braeburn)
  • 10 minneolas
And the best part? It all tasted fresh and wonderful! Who says eating healthy can’t taste good or be affordable?
Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD