Haywood County -- June is National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month, the perfect time to relish the health

benefits of fresh produce. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables can boost your immune system, improve heart health, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Here are some ways to add more fresh produce to your diet:

  1. Visit Local Farmer's Markets: Exploring local markets is a great way to find fresh, seasonal produce. In Haywood County, North Carolina, there are several fantastic options:

    Waynesville Farmers Market
    250 Pigeon Rd Waynesville NC
    https://waynesvillefarmersmarket.com/ 

 Milltown Farmers Market 8 Sorrells Street Canton, NC 28716 https://www.milltownfarmersmarket.com/

Carolina Country Fresh Market  280 House Rd. Bethel, NC 27812 

https://www.milltownfarmersmarket.com/

*click on links for more information

2. Try New Recipes: Incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into your meals can be exciting and delicious. Experiment with new recipes that feature seasonal produce. Consider salads, smoothies, stir-fries, and roasted vegetable dishes.

3. Grow Your Own: If you have the space, starting a small garden can be a rewarding way to enjoy fresh produce. Even a few pots on a balcony can yield herbs, tomatoes, and peppers.

Embrace June's National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month by making fresh produce a staple in your diet, supporting local farmers, and enjoying the diverse flavors of the season

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