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Voting for the 2023 veggie of the year now open

The contest is put on by One Vegetable, One Community, a local organization that strives to unite the community by encouraging gardeners to plant, grow, cook and/or share a single vegetable.

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Candidates for Crow Wing County 2023 Vegetable of the year are broccoli, cabbage, green beans, peas, and squash.
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BRAINERD — It’s that time of the year when people can cast their vote for their favorite vegetable.

More than 1,000 votes were cast at the Crow Wing County Fair during the first week of August for the 2023 veggie of the year in Crow Wing County and 190 people voted electronically.

The candidates for 2023 include broccoli, cabbage, green beans, peas and squash.

Still time to vote for Crow Wing County veggie of the year

The contest is put on by One Vegetable, One Community, a local organization that strives to unite the community by encouraging gardeners to plant, grow, cook and/or share a single vegetable.

The aim is to see the vegetable of the year growing in kitchen gardens, community and school gardens, patio containers and faith-based organizations.

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The most recent Crow Wing County Community Health survey found that two out of three adults in Crow Wing County are not eating the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day. To get to know your candidates a little better, watch the talent show at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es65abJ0URs from the Crow Wing County Fair.

To cast a vote electronically, go to https://bit.ly/3CLKUZ3 .

Crow Wing Energized is a grassroots community health and wellness movement led and funded by the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, Crow Wing County and Essentia Health.

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