MoGro—Mobile Grocery

C5DFA71F-D6AA-4228-BC1E-1CC4E7B1CB2BMoGro is a project at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, but is centered in Albuquerque  MoGro is short for mobile grocery.  We used to go to Mogro when the large Mogro bus would pull into Cochiti Lake. That was a couple of years ago.

In the lastest version of Mogro you can purchase a box of fruit and vegetables online by Tuesday at 10am. There are a few locations in Santa Fe where you can pick up your box on Wednesday. Times vary by location. Not only do you get a box of fruit and veggies, Mogro provides you with recipes specific to the contents of the box and tips how to handle your purchase. Mogro update: Starting May 9th box prices will be on a sliding scale, there will be 8 items instead of 10, ordering wil be Thursday 2pm-Monday at 12am.

This Wednesday April 4th  I received:

3 Avocados, some broccoli, 2 ears of corn, 2 grapefruit, 2 mangos,4 tangelos, 4 tomatillos, several jalapeños, some(2) Honey Crisp apples.

This was included in an email that I received from MoGro:

 

Meatless Meals Benefit Your Health & Our Planet

Eating more plants is a great way to feel your best and reduce your risk of chronic illnesses. “Going meat free one day a week can reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers.” Says Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition and food studies at NYU. Eating a serving of fresh produce each day may lower your risk of diabetes and stoke.

That adds up to a lot of health benefits. Consuming less meat also means more money in your pocket and a greener planet. The livestock industry creates almost a fifth of all greenhouse gases and takes up 30% of the earth’s usable land, according to the United Nations. consider reducing your environmental impact by eating plant-based one day a week.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Add protein packed beans, nuts and grains to your meals & snacks

  • Try some meat substitutes such as Gardien( check the frozen section at the market

  • Eat your veggies first. They will satisfy you before digging into the main course

  • Try creating a meal using our vegetables and fruits or buy our MoGro Meal Kit