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Time for Spinach

October is Spinach Lovers Month!  Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is a leafy green vegetable that originated in Persia. It was introduced to China in the 7th century, likely brought to Europe in about the 12th century and then to the US in 1806. Due to its origin, spinach...

Curious about Carrots?

This year, the first day of Autumn is September 22nd – and Autumn is peak season for carrots.   As most know, they are a healthy root vegetable that can be prepared in many different ways. But here are some more unusual things you may not know about carrots. The...

Veggies Are Important

It is Back-to-School time, so why not read a student’s perspective on vegetables. I am a tween and I love vegetables. Most kids would ask, “Why do I have to eat it?” Or, they would say, “That’s gross.”  But not me. I think that vegetables are delicious raw or cooked! ...

Meet Vivian Weaver

How does The Produce Box ensure members receive quality, local produce in an efficient and timely manner? There are dozens of wonderful people behind the scenes making all that happen.  One of those amazing staff members is Vivian Weaver. At The Produce Box, she packs...

Donations Help So Many

The Produce Box makes donations to many different non-profits every week. One of the recipients is Layden Memorial United Methodist Church, which started holding services in 1955. Located on South Wilmington Street in Raleigh, the Church started receiving weekly...

The Zucchini (/zu:ˈki:ni/)

Have you had your fill of zucchini yet?  We hope not. It’s mid-summer, the time when zucchini is known to grow in abundance.  Believe it or not, botanically, zucchini is a fruit. But it’s treated as a vegetable. Zucchini is low in calories, high in fiber, and...

Filling the Pantry at Dorcas Ministries

Since February 2020, The Produce Box has been donating fruits and vegetables to Dorcas Ministries, a Triangle-based organization which provides compassionate assistance to area residents to empower people to become stable and self-sufficient. Every week, The Produce...

Picnic Time

Summer is here and along with it comes a desire for the great outdoors. Not just a craving for walking, biking, running and hiking, but also for a less active pleasure – a simple meal. What could be better than a picnic by a river or lake, in a meadow, on a park bench...