Planting fruit in your own garden is like giving yourself a gift.

For the very modest initial investment of a few plants, you can step outside in the morning and pick raspberries for breakfast, share strawberry-rhubarb pie with friends, and put away blueberry preserves for the winter. Growing fruit at home cuts out the cost and chemicals that come with most fruit purchased from the grocery store, and the plants produce for years–in some cases, decades. 

Excerpt from GROW COOK EAT,  A Food Lover’s Guide to Vegetable Gardening by Willi Galloway, Sasquatch Books, 2012.