PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT SURGE, APPOINTMENTS|ONLINE REGISTRATION ARE REQUIRED TO GUARANTEE A SAME DAY SPOT IF YOU WISH TO USE INSURANCE AND SEE A PROVIDER (PLEASE FOLLOW ALL STEPS AND UPLOAD INSURANCE INFORMATION/PHOTO ID). 

FOR TRAVEL, RETURN TO WORK AND PEACE OF MIND TESTING (INSURANCE NOT ACCEPTED, NO PROVIDER VISITS), WE CAN ACCEPT WALK-INS.

WE ARE OFFERING RAPID COVID 19 ANTIGEN TESTING AT ALL CLINIC LOCATIONS (BEVERLY, SWAMPSCOTT, METHUEN, NORTH ANDOVER). WE ARE OFFERING RAPID COVID PCR TESTING FOR TRAVEL ONLY ($199, NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE) IN BEVERLY, SWAMPSCOTT AND NORTH ANDOVER. 

WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY TAKING WALK-INS BETWEEN 1:00-2:00 PM. PATIENTS THAT WALK IN DURING THAT TIME WILL BE REGISTERED FOR AFTER 2:00 PM.

Eat (Very) Locally: Tips to Starting Your Very Own Home Garden

locally grown fruits and vegetablesEach March marks National Nutrition Month. March also happens to be the best month in many parts of the country to begin planting a number of different fruits and vegetables. Get your Spring off on the right foot by starting your very own garden. Many health organizations assert that eating local foods is proven to be far healthier than foods oversaturated with preservatives and additives. Many life-threatening health conditions, including pancreatic cancer, are believed to be correlated with preservative-rich foods according to many different studies.

Some people practice eating locally by purchasing foods  at organic food markets, or eating at restaurants who use exclusively local suppliers. A fun and effective way to ensure you’re eating locally is building your very own home garden. March makes for an ideal time to plant many different fruits and vegetables because the weather’s warming up yet, there’s still enough time for these plants to flourish before the damaging summer sun hinders their growth.

Some fruits and vegetables best planted in March include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Herbs
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Corn
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Melons
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Peas
  • Summer Squash

To know when the above fruits and vegetables come into season, keep up to date with our news and updates blog. We’ll continue updating our blog to keep providing tips regarding eating locally and tending your home garden.

If you’re curious of whether or not you’re eating healthily enough, visit us at AFC Urgent Care North Andover for a physical examination. To speak with one of our medical professionals, call us at 978-470-0800. We look forward to getting your spring off to a healthy start!