Fruits and vegetables are healthy and taste great. Grocery stores provide one option for purchasing produce, however many of us are looking for ways to buy locally grown produce in other convenient settings. Eat Smart North Carolina: Bring Fresh Produce to Your Setting is a planning and resource guide for anyone who would like to have fruits and vegetables, especially locally grown, available to buy in their worksite, place of worship, neighborhood or at any gathering place through a partnership with a produce vendor. This guide highlights: A produce vendor could be a local farmer, several farmers, a farmer co-op or a business that markets and sells fruits and vegetables. • why fruit and vegetable consumption is important to the health, environment and economy of North Carolina. • options and resources available to work with farmers or produce vendors to bring and sell more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to consumers in a variety of settings
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