Are You Shopping for Vegetables? You Are in the Right Place
The very best way to get fresh vegetables is straight out of the garden. But, of course, not everyone has a garden. Or the time to spend cultivating one. Or the skill it takes to actually get things to grow. Gardening just isn’t for everyone and green thumbs don’t come on all hands, that’s the truth sad as it may be. So sometimes we buy from the gardener him or herself, either at a farm stand or at the market. And sometimes we don’t have to go anywhere and can go shopping for vegetables just as fresh, but online.
What we like about getting vegetables out of our garden or from the farm stand is that they were picked that morning and they’re uber local. The next best thing, then, is getting locally grown produce from a local distributor. Well, that’d be us. At Food Crowd we get as much of our stock as possible from local growers, so it’s easy to just pop into the garden, oops, I mean online, for it. If we don’t have something in season here in the United Arab Emirates, we source if for you from where it is in season, no problem.
Vegetables are basic for a healthy diet
Vegetables are ideally the basis of everyone’s diet, and they’re just jampacked with good health nutrition. We’re supposed to get 2 1/5 cups of veggies a day and 2 cups of fruit. Eating enough of them lowers your risk of just about every disease, but especially pulmonary disease, according to a study published by the journal Circulation on March 1, 2022. You should especially make sure you’re getting enough of the leafy greens and the chunky oranges with the beta carotene and vitamin C like carrots, citrus and berries. How many cups have you had today?
If you’re realizing as you read this that you’re not getting nearly enough, no need to panic. We’ve all been there. A quick fix is to add some berries to your yogurt, some UAE spinach to your scrambled eggs, and maybe snack on a hearty apple or potassium rich banana.
The summer is upon us and it does get very hot here. Some produce is better adapted to it than others, like a few of the nightshades, which include tomatoes and eggplants. One of the best things about summer is that all the melons are in season and ready and on hand to refresh and revitalize you. It is also the time to get your berries and dates and your avocados and nectarines. Some of our absolute favs.
Say goodbye to dirty knees and soil under your fingernails that is just impossible to get out, bugs flittering around your face in that exceedingly annoying way and big red bug bites on your neck. No need to plan vacations around when veggies are going to be ripe. Don’t worry about getting the work done before the real heat of the day turns on, or keeping yourself protected from the glaring sun. Welcome to ordering the freshest vegetables possible from your phone or desk, AC on, clothes clean as when they came off the line. Produce shopping and delivery, modern and convenient, yet holding on to and embracing the traditional close-to-home, fresh values of the garden plot. That’s what buying produce from Food Crowd is all about.