An easy way to get eight a day
You know what it's like trying to keep fresh fruits and veggies stocked at home. It usually involves frequent trips to the grocery store.
But if you join a "produce club," you won't have to go to the store nearly as often, plus you'll save a few bucks.
Indian Springs resident Carol Ward belongs to an informal group of 12 families that shop weekly at various farmers' markets. Rotating through the group, each family shops once every 12 weeks, purchasing a variety of fruits and vegetables for approximately $170.
Then, they all meet one morning a week at the First Baptist Church parking lot, where each family pays approximately $15 for a box of produce.
"It's an inexpensive way to buy produce," Ward said, "and the other members' choices expose you to fruits and veggies you wouldn't pick yourself."
Ward has been doing her shopping at a farmer's market in Houston, but soon she can shop closer to home.
The Grogan's Mill Farmer's Market spring season kicks off April 10. Shoppers can choose from all kinds of local produce, meats, dairy products, baked goods and more, every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
If you would like to join a produce group, call Carol Ward at 281-298-1933.
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