For many of us, it’s a challenge to eat five servings of fruits or vegetables every day, and winter doesn’t make it easier. Gone are the warm days when you can pick a perfect tomato from your own vine, or choose from a huge variety of berries and leafy greens in the produce aisle.


Supply and demand means that fresh produce is harder to find in the winter and is more expensive. But you can buy high quality vegetables for extremely low prices at pop-up produce stands sponsored by Hunger Free Dallas County.


These stands “pop up” on a regular schedule to help you source fresh and affordable produce. Stand locations target communities without a grocery store, but anyone can purchase produce at the stands.


The schedule for pop-up produce stands in the coming weeks is as follows. All stands are open 4-6 p.m.


De Soto Library: Tuesdays – Jan. 7, Feb. 4


Dallas Center Library: Wednesdays – Jan. 8, Feb. 5


Minburn Legion Hall: Tuesdays – Jan. 14, Feb. 11


Redfield City Hall: Wednesdays – Jan. 15, Feb. 12


Examples of the bargains at pop-up produce stands: three nice tomatoes for 50¢, two huge bell peppers for 75¢, grapefruit 50¢ each and bananas 25¢ each.