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Q: Can I get locally-grown food at the grocery store?

Posted July 24, 2013 in Advice Column, Pleasant Hill

A: Did you know that you don’t have to travel to the farmers market to find locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables? That’s right! You can find the same fresh, local products in your neighborhood Hy-Vee store. Hy-Vee carries a wide selection of foods grown locally from our Midwest family farms under our Hy-Vee Homegrown label. Stroll through your Pleasant Hill Hy-Vee’s produce section and look for the Hy-Vee Homegrown signs.

Not only does purchasing locally-grown produce provide health benefits for you, but it also is a good thing to do for the health of the Earth and our environment. When your fruits and veggies don’t have to be transported across the country, gas usage is kept to a minimum and resources aren’t wasted. This means less pollution for the environment.

By buying locally we are able to support the local economy of farmers and ranchers who live in our Hy-Vee communities while bringing our customers the very freshest food.

Consider stopping into your Pleasant Hill Hy-Vee to check out our community’s locally-grown produce under the Hy-Vee Homegrown label today and don’t forget to ask Molly, your Pleasant Hill Hy-Vee dietitian, for tips for picking out the best produce.

Information provided by Molly Muchow, Hy-Vee Dietician, 4815 Maple Drive, Pleasant Hill,  515-262-7944.

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