Melissa’s Baby Veggie Basket & Cookbooks

Melissa's logo imageBecoming a produce pro is one of the best things you can do to improve your diet.  Since 98% of adults fail to meet the recommended number of servings of fruits and veggies, we know it’s easier said than done.

But today’s  Freebie, Melissa’s Baby Vegetable Basket and Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce cookbook, can help.

Melissa’s is the nation’s leading distributor of specialty produce. With over 1,000 items available at any given time, Melissa’s imports and distributes exotic fresh fruits and vegetables from the US and around the globe.Melissa's Produce Giveaway

Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce (a $30 value) is packed with 450 recipes and serving suggestions for how to us oodles of  fruits and vegetables, so you and your family will never get bored. The cookbook is also one of my favorite go-to resources for how to buy, store and cook some of the more exotic items, like dandelion and mustard greens, available at supermarkets these days.

The Baby Veggie basket (a $72 value) includes some of  season’s best, depending upon availability, like artichokes, leeks, beets, carrots and much more. Each delicately woven basket is brimming with fresh vegetables which are artfully arranged.

Freebie: One reader will win the gift basket and cookbook and two others will win the cookbook only.  To enter, tell us what springtime produce you ate today (or are going to eat), Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @appetite4health.

All terms and conditions apply. Fresh produce shipments are restricted in some areas of the United States.



  1. shari says

    I would love to win this! Today I ate a latin mix of veggies like fresh tomato salsa and homemade gaucamole to sauce up my chicken fajitas I made tonight for dinner.
    I love artichokes! I would like to try out a fresh produce delivery sometime to see how well I do thinking up recipes to use them in.
    the cookbook sounds fab as well!
    my zipcode is: 33140

  2. Lisa Lee says

    I ate organic radishes, green onions, and a variety of baby greens from our garden today.

  3. Donna says

    I had a very busy day.. I think the only fruit I ate was a banana and a couple figs.. and the only veggies was some soup beans and it was good! smiles
    Still thinking about fixing a strawberry and rhubarb crisp might do that today.
    Melissa’s Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce cookbook sounds great.. I bet there are some great recipies in there.

  4. joe G says

    HI, We had some purple carrots and blue potatoes and made a yummy stir fry to go with it.

  5. Mary Andress says

    Today I had some fresh strawberries. They are so sweet this time of year. And I made a salad for supper with spinach leaves, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes and feta cheese. The cookbook sounds great. My husband and I are trying to eat less meat and having new ideas of fixing fresh produce would be great.

  6. Diana says

    I just had an egg white omelet with spinach, tomato, asparagus and feta omelet with a pomegranite/seltzer spritzer and a small bowl of canteloupe and that’s just for breakfast!

  7. Athena R says

    I haven’t eaten any today thus far. I have an apple that I’ll be eating in a couple hours, but I don’t think that’s a spring time fruit. I’m sure I’ll have some veggies for dinner, but I don’t know what kind yet.

  8. Natalie says

    I am going to have a fantastic wrap with cucumber, tomato, sprouts, lettuce and carrots. Cannot wait! Thanks for offering this giveaway, it is a fantastic!

  9. L ee says

    Today I plan on trying to make an eggplant lasagna for dinner with some zucchnini. This will be my first time…so Wish me LUCK!!

  10. Marla Zickefoose says

    I had strawberries for breakfast, for lunch I plan to have a salad of mixed greens with organic tomatoes!

  11. Shannon in Phoenix says

    I bought some tomatoes at the farmers market, ate those, some asparagus, fresh strawberries, yum! SCAN

  12. Sara says

    I love all the comments! As a SCAN member, I love to see people excited about eating fresh foods. Today, I am going to enjoy some green onions, broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Have a great day!

  13. says

    What a fun giveaway! I had strawberries with my greek yogurt for breakfast, spinach salad for lunch and a mixture of sauteed zuchinni, red onions, black beans and tomatoes in a wrap for dinner! YUM :)

  14. Teri Melton says

    I don’t suppose you could call it springtime produce. I got a head of cauliflower and steamed it. Used every bit, core, leaves, all of it.

  15. Jan K says

    Plan to buy some vidalia onions and bok choy today. Reading SCAN emails while waiting for storms to pass.

  16. Megan Murphy says

    Today for dinner I’m trying out a new salad recipe with frisee and radicchio with a citrus vinaigrette. I can’t wait to taste it–the recipe sounds so yummy. I am a SCAN member.

  17. Grace Lin says

    Cooked up another egg mixed with chives for breakfast today. I still have a bundle of chives left and will probably cook that with some bean sprouts for lunch. I also have a bag of navel oranges and clementines

  18. Nancy says

    Today, I’m enjoying blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sweet potatoes, asparagus, spinach, red onion, and red leaf lettuce. Every time I see the picture of that basket, I want to dig into it and find some interesting new items, or ways to prepare them. (I have a great recipe for leek and asparagus soup that has a broth base. It tastes amazing!) Fingers are crossed…But, I’ll be happy for whoever wins!

  19. Heather J. says

    I had homemade strawberry jam on my toast this morning.. I love making jam with fresh fruit!!

  20. Jenna Gutierrez says

    Me and my 4yr old daughter just ate some fresh organic gala apples, and fresh bananas, dipped in peanut butter!
    We had a wonderful afternoon snack !

  21. Kimberly Masseau says

    I am PATIENTLY waiting for our farmers market to be opening in May. The fruits and vegetables are beyond FRESH and DELICIOUS. Today I had Fresh Green beans in a little evo and garlic, some melon and celery hearts with greek yogurt as a dippin’ sauce. Had my morning banana as well!!

  22. Jenefer Lynn says

    We had strawberries, which I love. We know a strawberry farmer, so he’ll let us go and pick some before he starts selling them at the farmer’s market. I can’t wait for the carrots to be ready – he has yellow, orange, black and purple ones. I love to eat them.

  23. kelley towle says

    Sounds like a nice contest! I made homemade Pico De Galo with fresh roma tomatoes, cubanella peppers, shallots, lime and fresh spices to serve with home made chicken quesadillas, sauteed fresh zucchini and yellow squash with more peppers and lime and grilled rum soaked pineapple! Was feeling the Mexican fiesta mood today!

  24. sherry warlick says

    I had fresh salsa today. I also love fresh strawberries this time of year and I love to eat fresh salads filled with vegetables,nuts,fruit etc..

  25. says

    I had a DELICIOUS mango today!!! And some strawberries, asparagus, and red pepper (not at the same time :))… There is some great produce in the stores right now. YUM

  26. anita says

    I had a salad made with red leaf lettuce, spinach and green onions I picked from my own garden. I am so proud of myself!

  27. Andrea says

    Today I had some yellow squash, cabbage, celery, broccoli and cabbage in my stir fry at lunch and a salad with lambs lettuce and yellow tomatoes at dinner.

  28. Tracy says

    Today I juiced organic baby carrots with an organic apple with some pineapple for breakfast. Yummy!

  29. Amy Hoover says

    A mixture of berrys for breakfast, salad (romain lettuce, purple cabbage, carrots, Bok Choy and pickled beets) for lunch and mabie some Jimica for a snack (yummy!) and some green beans for dinner! mmmmmm I ♥ fruits and veggies!

  30. Lisa Voss says

    MMMMM YUMMY!!!!! Strawberries disappear fast in this house, my 3 year old daughter loves them and will eat a whole pound at one sitting. (my fault though, when I was pregnant with her,thats mostly what I would eat all day every day) I also had some baby spinach with spring mix lettuce, baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and bok choy, yum.

  31. says

    I love that readers are produce eaters! Too many Americans aren’t!

    The winners of the prize today include…

    Healther J (cookbook plus produce basket)
    Amy H. cookbook and
    Megan M cookbook


    We’ll send you emails offline

  32. says

    It is hard and expensive to always eat fresh. Today I had asparagus. It would be great to have fresh ideas and supplies to eat clean without store alteration.


  33. Lori says

    used the baby cukes today, along with fresh tomatoes, green onion, red pepper, mixed into a blended quinoa/grain mix that had been chilled, tossed it together with a bit of seasoned rice vinegar and olive oil. My mouth is watering for more as I am typing this. YUMMMMMooo!

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