We’re full-swing into harvest season which makes now a great time to stock up on fresh, Utah produce! There are many benefits to buying locally grown fruits and vegetables:
Lower cost: When supply is high, prices fall
Nutrition: Freshly harvested produce contains more vitamins and minerals than those held in storage or those picked before peak ripeness
Environment: Shorter travel distance lowers “food miles” which helps with air pollution and fossil fuel use
Economy: According to Local First, for every $1 spent in a locally owned business, $.55 stays right here in Utah. That’s four times more money than if that same dollar was spent at a national retailer.
Want to know our favorite reason to buy local fruits and veggies?
Taste! Products are more likely to be picked when ripe since they don’t have travel as far by truck, leading to sweeter, juicier flavor. That shorter travel time also means a fresher, yummier taste.
Delight your taste buds by picking up one of these items today!
Bartlett Pears – McMullin Orchards, Santaquin, Utah
Peaches – McMullin Orchards, Santaquin, Utah
Akane Jonathan Apples – Chavez Farms, Orem, Utah
Watermelon – Harward Farms, Springville, Utah
Beefsteak Tomatoes – Chavez Farms, Orem, Utah
Jalapenos – Bangerter Family Farm, Bountiful, Utah
Purple Eggplant – Bangerter Family Farm, Bountiful, Utah