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BJ's Wholesale Club announced yesterday that its locally grown produce program, "Farm to Club," will be available in each of its 195 clubs in all 15 states where its clubs are located. The program includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables including zucchini, tomatoes, corn, green peppers, yellow squash and cucumbers and will be clearly marked with a special "Farm to Club, Locally Grown" seal.

According to the announcement, “While there is no official standard to define ‘local,’ BJ's defines ‘local’ as grown within the state. Buying local produce benefits BJ's members, their communities, and helps to preserve local farms. Locally grown produce is picked at the peak of its flavor, and since the produce doesn't have far to travel, its nutritional value and freshness are preserved. Buying local also helps the area's economy by building up the local agricultural industry and by helping keep money within the community.”
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