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Chester Health Shoppe Promotes Local Produce

Fresh, local, and organic produce has never been more accessible than at the Chester Health Shoppe, Route 206 North in the ShopRite Plaza, which is currently featuring products from “Let It Grow Organik,” or LIGO, an organic farm located near the store on land previously occupied by Larison’s Steakhouse. Now in its second season carrying the farm’s produce, the Health Shoppe featured LIGO’s eggplant, red/green leaf lettuce, watermelon, cucumbers, basil, and cilantro over the summer. This fall, it will offer the farm’s kale, orange cauliflower, broccoli, savoy spinach, salad greens mix, sugar snap peas, rainbow chard, and bunched purple haze carrots for sale. According to Let It Grow Organik head farmer Alex Scherba, a lifelong Chester resident, “It’s important for consumers to know where their food is coming from. Our goal is to preserve the farming tradition on this historic land, with a modern organic twist.”

Consumers can also purchase Let It Grow Organik produce at the farm’s own stand, located in the parking lot behind Larison’s (corner of Route 206 and Main Street in Chester) every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Chester Health Shoppe at 908-879-7555 or visit

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