Cornwall Ontario — As the New Year starts, one of your resolutions may be to eat healthier in 2016. A practical way to achieve this is simply to integrate more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet.
Not sure how to do this without breaking the bank? Well, you’re in luck because the Green Food Box is a non-profit program that makes it easier to get your hands on affordable fresh fruits and vegetables.
The program offers clients quality produce at an affordable price by bringing together neighbouring communities to purchase it in bulk from trustworthy and mostly local suppliers at a wholesale price. While the produce found in the Green Food Box varies from month to month, it usually includes staples such as lettuce, potatoes, carrots and apples, as well as seasonal favourites like oranges, kiwis, cucumbers and squash.
The regular Green Food Box costs $10 and offers clients seasonal fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on staples like potatoes and apples, while the “Variety” Green Food Box, which costs $15, contains a greater variety of seasonal and unique fruits and vegetables. The “Variety” Green Food Box is only available at Cornwall and Hawkesbury locations.
You can order and pick up a Green Food Box at one of the locations listed on the program’s website at www.greenfoodbox.ca. If you’re already a Green Food Box customer, it’s worth noting that there are new order and pick-up dates for 2016 for all Green Food Box locations across the five counties. Some order and pick-up sites have also changed in Casselman, Embrun and Hawkesbury. You’ll find up-to-date information for each location on the website.
For more information about the Green Food Box, including the new order and pick-up dates and locations for 2016, check out the program’s website at www.greenfoodbox.ca or call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120 and ask for Health Line.