June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, as designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since we’re all about living an organic lifestyle at the Home Energy Store, we decided to put together a list of ways you can celebrate your love of fresh produce this month!
Visit a local farm-to-table restaurant.
While not the norm, farm-to-table restaurants are growing in number and popularity. You’ll enjoy produce that is organic and local. This list from Scoutology features several listed in Virginia from Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville and more.
Visiting a farm will make you appreciate the hard work that our local farmers put in to provide delicious food to themselves and the rest of us. There are several to choose from in the area, including the Ashland Berry Farm and Chesterfield Berry Farm.
Grow your own food.
Having your own vegetable garden is not only a nice thing to do for the environment – you don’t have to go out and purchase your fruits and vegetables! Visit the Home Energy Store for more information about organic gardening.
Shop the local farmer’s market.
Richmond is definitely a good scene for farmer’s markets. There are several in the area to choose from – get fresh fruits and veggies that you know came straight from the Earth to your table! Here’s a list compiled by Richmond.com.
Happy Fruit and Veggie Month!