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It’s Summertime… Which Means Local Produce

It’s Summertime… Which Means Local Produce

In Michigan, we are lucky to be surrounded by lots of local produce during summer months. Here are a few tips to help make sure you have plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.


  1. Visit a local farmers market.

    • Find out what is in season
    • Find the date and time of a farmers market near you.
    • Find a roadside farm stand near you
  2. Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies.

3. Can or freeze fresh veggies for later.

  • It’s a bit of a process but can be well worth it to have canned fruits and veggies all winter long

4. Bring a veggie dish your family cookout.

  • Get the kids involved in cooking simple recipes
  • Find a new recipe
  • Be brave and sample fruits and veggies that you have never tried before