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Sign ‘O The Season – Fresh Produce!

March 27, 2008

Spring is here!  Well, at least that’s what I’m told, because it’s just rainy and blah here in the Midwest.  Still waiting for gloriously sunny days and blooming flowers and trees!

Either way, now is the time to acquaint yourself with a local produce stand.  Having fresh fruit and veggies in the house is the number one way to make sure that you eat fresh fruit and veggies everyday!  Plus, produce typically needs to be bought more often than your other grocery items, so finding a quick-stop stand close by will help keep your produce bins stocked.  
With the start of spring, the local produce stands are beginning to fill their shelves with some of our favorites.  Now’s a good time to find a few in your area to check out and figure out which one your most likely to shop on a regular basis.  Local produce stands will typically sell more-locally grown foods than the typical supermarket, and are usually cheaper to boot!  Not to mention the satisfaction of keeping your money in your community and supporting your mom & pop shops!  Since it might mean an extra shop in your weekly grocery route, I find the most convenient location wins over almost anything else for this busy mom!
Not sure where to start in your search?
On YellowPages.com, search for Fruit & Vegetable Markets in your area code.
On Yahoo Yellowpages, I found it a bit harder, but searching for “Food and dining produce” got the best results.  
On MSN Yellowpages, I got great results with a simple “produce” search in my zip code.  
(Why they have to be unique and difficult is beyond me!)
And don’t forget for old fashioned word of mouth – ask neighbors, friends, family where they like to shop locally.
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