Pinch of seed for pounds of produce

With rising gas prices, and grocery market mark up, eating fresh produce can make quite a dent in your pocketbook. Healthy, homegrown fruits and vegetables are a fraction of the cost, and need no shipping to get to your plate!

A few ounces of seeds will produce many pounds of fresh produce (sometimes too many pounds!). Anyone who has grown a zucchini plant will know. Share with your neighbors, set up a produce exchange with your gardening friends or donate to the food bank.

Seed packets range from 99¢ up to a few dollars. One seed packet is less money than one fast food meal, and keeps producing food all season long! Can your Big Mac do that?

If you don’t have room for a vegetable garden, or time to nurture one, try buying shares in one of our  local Community Supporting Agriculture (CSA) farms.

Originally published on January 1st, 2012. Updated on April 30th, 2019.