Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Plentiful Produce Is Coming to ANM!

by Glenni Lorick, IBCLC
About a year and a half ago I learned about an amazing local coop called Plentiful Produce. Every Saturday morning for about $23 ($20 + tax and CC fee) you can pick up a basket full of delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables.  A weekly offering might include a box of luscious strawberries, a head or two of Romaine lettuce, several onions, a bag of carrots, several oranges and apples, several sweet potatoes and a cantalope. Your share varies every week, and it's always a fun surprise! One week you might get Kale, the next Spinach. I have learned to cook Brussels Sprouts and found some amazing asparagus recipes. We eat a lot more guacamole than we did and especially love it when we have both limes and avocado the same week!

Recently the South Huntsville pick-up site closed, and we were blessed to be able to step in and become a Plentiful Produce pick up site! Every Saturday morning we will have a team of volunteers here at 11:00 sorting and grouping fruits and veggies for customers who have pre-ordered a basket. Then from 12 - 12:30 the baskets will be available for pick-up. If it's pretty outside, we will do pick up right on the sidewalk in front of the store. But if it's a yucky day, it will be inside. So don't be surprised if you come for Mommy Milk Meet-up or a Cloth Diapering 101 Class only to find a team of volunteers down the middle of the store busily working!

If you love the idea of feeding your family more fresh fruits and veggies, sign up by 10:00 am tomorrow morning here. There are two other pickup sites as well, one in Madison and one in Huntsville on University Drive just east of the Parkway. When you come on Saturday to pick up your produce, it's a good idea to have some reusable shopping bags to put everything in. We're excited that we are able to host Plentiful Produce right here at ANM because we know that our customers will love how convenient it is to get your fruits and veggies here, too!

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