By Brandon Blanchard, Senior Project Environmental Engineer at Pare
Recently, several Pare employees enrolled in the Veggie Box program offered by Farm Fresh Rhode Island. Every week, Farm Fresh delivers boxes of fresh, local produce to our Lincoln, RI office and several other locations across the State. Each box includes a variety of fruit, vegetables, and herbs harvested from farms throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
The contents of the box change with the seasons to ensure that only the freshest produce is selected – you can taste the difference! A box earlier this summer included seasonal greens, such as Swiss chard and arugula, carrots, celery, several ears of corn, and large, juicy blueberries. A weekly newsletter identifies the farm from which each item was harvested and shares several recipe ideas to make using your produce easy.
Veggie Box is a great way to support area farms while ensuring that your family gets fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables. Buying from local farmers helps preserve open space and means your food doesn’t travel as far to get to you. Farm Fresh schedules their drop-offs as efficiently as possible to minimize delivery trips throughout the State.
Visit the Farm Fresh website or their Veggie Box page to learn more, including ways that you can enroll in the program. There are public drop-off locations all over Rhode Island, including some in your hometown!