Where to Buy: at BJs wholesale clubs nationwide
Description of Product: “BJ’s locally grown produce program, “Farm to Club,” will be available in each of its 195 clubs in all 15 states where its clubs are located. The program, which provides BJ’s Members with quality, fresh produce from their state’s local farms, is rolling out this spring and summer. Farm to Club produce includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables including zucchini, tomatoes, corn, green peppers, yellow squash and cucumbers and will be clearly marked with a special “Farm to Club, Locally Grown” seal.
While there is no official standard to define “local,” BJ’s defines “local” as grown within the state. Buying local produce benefits BJ’s members, their communities, and helps to preserve local farms. Locally grown produce is picked at the peak of its flavor, and since the produce doesn’t have far to travel, its nutritional value and freshness are preserved. Buying local also helps the area’s economy by building up the local agricultural industry and by helping keep money within the community.
The Farm to Club program is rolling out now through summer 2012, and as the weather and growing season for each vegetable and fruit varies from state to state, so do the dates Farm to Club produce becomes available. Currently, Farm to Club produce is available in all Florida Clubs. ”
Review of Product: I was excited to see BJ’s bring this Farm to Fresh program back this year. Living in Florida I am amazed at the lack of Florida produce I see in my local stores. It has always seemed weird to me that we seem to ship out most of our yummy produce grown in the state! The local produce at BJ’s is marked with the special seal you see in this post and at my store I was able to find fresh green beans, peppers and corn from farms nearby in Florida. I love supporting my state’s economy and agriculture in the state as I assume many of you do as well. BJ’s Farm to Fresh program makes it affordable and easy to buy fresh local produce!
Giveaway: The folks at BJ’s have generously decided to give one (1) lucky Nicole’s Nickels reader a $20 BJs Giftcard to try out the Farm to Fresh program!
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once! Giveaway ends at 12:01 am on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. For information on how to enter Rafflecopter Giveaways check out this post.
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I received samples of the products reviewed in this post. My opinions remain my own.
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