Eating produce from local farms cuts down on unknowns in the growing process, carbon footprints, and the likelihood of carrots racking up long-distance phone charges. Savor the benefits of these wonder foods with today's Groupon to The-Veggie-Lady in Spring. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get $15 worth of homegrown produce on Tuesday
- For $10, you get $25 worth of homegrown produce on Saturday
Marilee Rose sells homegrown, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as gift baskets, eggs, and more at prices that change daily but remain steadfastly close to wholesale. Each local foodstuff was sourced fresh from nearby farms and gardens, such as green beans ($2.25/lb.), tomatoes ($1.99/lb.), and large avocados ($1.75–1.99). She also collects goods not sourced from soil, like home-canned items ($4.99+), free-range pastural eggs ($4/dz.), local raw honey, and an assortment of gift baskets: the Victorious Vegan ($25 for small), for example, comes stuffed with veggies from the garden and decorated in a holiday theme with nuts, candies, and a snowflake ornament harvested from a pesticide-free snow bank. The Veggie Lady’s stand is open Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., though customers can call for availability on other days of the week.
The Veggie Lady began to sell fresh local produce after beating cancer, a lightning strike, and a stroke that left her in a six-week coma, inspiring feats of courage that earned her coverage in the Conroe Courier. Ms. Rose donates 10% of her proceeds, splitting them evenly between the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Montgomery County Women's Center.