Pennsylvania Produce Guide
Why choose fruits and vegetables?
Fruits and vegetables supply our bodies with many of the vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals needed to keep our bodies growing and healing. These nutrients are important and can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent some types of cancer, and may help avoid vision loss and help you maintain a healthy weight.
This section will assist you in purchasing fresh quality produce at the peak of its season. Fruits and vegetables are listed alphabetically so you can quickly find an item. It contains basic information about the produce items and lists many uses, how to select best quality, what to avoid, storage tips and the nutrition label to help you make healthy balanced food choices for you and your family.
Tips and guidelines to ensure that your fruits and vegetables are clean before eating.
Assistance for freezing, drying and preserving your food.