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High tunnels provide more locally grown fresh fruits, veggies

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Posted: Saturday, July 6, 2013 12:00 am

It’s hard to beat produce grown in our area. It’s often fresher and tastier, uses less energy for transport, and helps farmers in your community. But the off-season presents a big challenge for farmers who grow fruits and vegetables and for consumers who want to find local produce throughout the year.

When farmers can lengthen the growing season, even by several weeks, their options change. That’s why the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service promotes seasonal high tunnel as such a powerful tool.

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