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Local

Seasonal Produce as Grown by Johnson’s

Fruits

 

Apr

May

Jun

Juy

Aug

Sept

Oct

Blackberries

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

Blueberries

 

 

 

x

x

 

 

Cantaloupe

 

 

 

x

x

x

x

Raspberries

 

 

 

 

x

x

 

Strawberries

 

 

x

x

 

 

 

Watermelon

 

 

 

x

x

x

 

Vegetables
  Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct
Asparagus x x          
Green Beans     x x x x x
Peppers       x x x x
Pumpkins           x x
Rhubarb     x        
Snap Peas     x x      
Summer Squash     x x x x x
Sweet Corn     x x x x x
Tomatoes       x x x x
Winter Squash           x x
Zucchini     x x x x x

Why Buy Local?

  1. Local foods just taste better! When you eat an ear of corn that has just been picked, a fresh vine ripen tomato, or peak season blueberries, you know the difference. Fresh produce is delicious by itself – the way nature intended.

  2. Local food supports local farm families. Buying direct from the farmer assures the farmer to receive a fair price. It cuts out the middleman. Farming is hard work, and we need to support farmers, or they will not be able to stay in business.

  3. Buying local foods keeps us in touch with the seasons. Nature grows what we need. Peak summer season is full of high water content fruits and vegetables. Late fall produces hearty root winter keeping vegetables -- great to keep us full during the winter. When you buy in season, and the crop is plentiful, produce is at its highest affordability.

  4. Local Foods supports the local economy. Local businesses mean the money stays in the community. It helps to pay for children’s education, family entertainment, dentist appointments, house repairs, oil changes, and on and on.

  5. Local food is better for the environment. Smaller farmers tend to use better farming practices. The amount of energy needed to transport food grown in California is enormous when compared to running down the street to buy from your local farm stand, or farmer’s market.

Take the local foods challenge:

Try one new vegetable a week, spend 10% of your grocery budget on local, in-season foods, and preserve one items a summer. 

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