Bulk produce purchase program saves participants money and encourages cooking from scratch

A new initiative that encourages healthy eating among residents in Northumberland County, N.B., is off to a good start.

Fresh4Less members pay a one-time $5 registration fee and purchase a $10 or $20 order of fresh produce. People save half of what it would cost if the produce was purchased in a grocery store because it's purchased in bulk.

The order, available for pick-up on the first Tuesday of each month, will contain three types of vegetables and three fruits. The order will be supplemented by whatever fresh local produce is seasonally available from the two wholesalers the Northumberland Food Security Network is working with in purchasing the items.

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