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CSA's and where to get produce from

Before our guests return home after staying with us at Health Institute de Tijuana, we are asked

the million dollar question which is “where will we get produce?” After two weeks, our guests have an idea on what to eat, how to set up their supplements, how much coffee to prepare for each day etc. But depending on where a guest is from it can be a challenge to find a source for veggies and fruits.

It is very important to try to prepare as much as possible. However, sometimes our guests plan their stay with us as soon as they get the word from our doctors that they have the "ok" to come. When this happens certain details won’t be dealt with until the return home. If you’re reading this you might have your resources set in place or you might not. Here are some tips to get you started.

Do you have a local CSA you can buy from? Community Supported Agriculture is a great way to buy local. It is one way to support local farmers and businesses. We are very lucky to work with Anna Lee and Bob from A.L.B. Organic Produce. They have been in business 15 years and deliver to homes and businesses in Temecula and San Diego, California. Their produce is from local growers in the Southern California area. They are very much aware of the Gerson Therapy because years ago while Bob worked at an organic market in Temecula he met Carol Beard. Caro, a former president of the Gerson Institute’s Board of Directors, introduced Bob to the Gerson Therapy. What a fantastic story.

If you live in an area that doesn’t have a CSA or if the local CSA is limited try out your local grocery store. In Southern California we are lucky to have many stores that offer organic produce. However, some places can be pricey so it’s always a good idea to put on your detective hat on and search for purchasing in bulk (especially for carrots, potatoes, granny Smith apples etc.). We have heard of folks buying from their local Walmart in larger quantities. Wherever you consider buying from check in and ask to speak with the person in charge of produce. They might be able to help and if not, they can probably point you in the right direction.

An overlooked resource are neighbors and friends. Ask around and see if anyone has organic fruits or veggies that you can buy. Lastly, don’t forget to reach out to Kathleen Blake’s Gerson Support Group on Facebook. With over 20,000+ readers you will get tips on how and where to buy from, how to set up your refrigerator, what to buy if the market doesn’t have a particular kind of potato and much more. This wonderful support group is just a return button away.

The most important take away from this is to make sure you are eating clean and green. Below are some resources that may be helpful. Thanks for stopping by and please share this post with anyone you think might benefit from it.

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