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Gene Versteeg, Produce Buyer and Merchandiser, has been in the produce business for 30 years. He’s an artist of sorts. His medium? Fruits and vegetables. You’ll find his work beautifully displayed at each store. To learn more about the local, conventional and organic offerings at Market of Choice, read Gene’s blog.



Nature’s candy, fresh pineapple satisfies even the strongest sweet craving.

Great for young bodies and the young-at-heart, this tropical fruit is rich in manganese, a trace mineral that promotes strong, healthy bones. Create a fruity salsa for fish, or add it to smoothies and baked goods.

Did you know: Hawaii might be famous for this delicious tropical fruit, but its true origin is Brazil and Paraguay.

2.99 ea

Good Thru 5/29 - 6/11/15

Sweet and succulent, peaches and nectarines beckon warm, sunny days.

These golden fruits please more than the palate, they also help your heart, providing nearly 25% of the daily recommended intake of potassium, a mineral important for maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Enjoy whole as a snack, or halve and grill with balsamic vinegar, then sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese.
A low-calorie source of folic acid and potassium, asparagus is packed with nutrients! One of the most versatile veggies, it can be added to pizza, omelets, salads or soups. Or serve alongside your favorite entrée. It can be steamed, boiled, roasted, grilled and paired with fish, chicken, pork or steak – take your pick!


Enjoy the many health benefits from significant amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients found in these dark, leafy greens. Loaded with nutrients that may protect against heart disease and cancer, these powerful veggies also boost your intake of fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin K, calcium, iron and potassium.

Sauté Red, Green or Rainbow chard with onions and garlic until greens are tender for a simple and delicious side!

Fresh, leafy kale earns its superfood reputation from its abundant vitamins and calcium. Use it to create soups, salads and crunchy baked chips. Or try our online recipe for Beef Fillet with Bourbon and Mushroom Sauce on Kale and Roasted Potatoes.

Versatile, nutritious and delicious! Choose from Purple, Green or Lacinato.

Storage tip: Keep unwashed kale refrigerated in an airtight container 3-4 days. To revive limp kale, simply trim the stems and soak in tepid water for 5 minutes.


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  • Garlic Expressions Salad Dressing and Marinade

    12.5 oz - Made with fresh, high-quality garlic, this delicious dressing and marinade has a subtle, yet full-flavored garlic taste that doesn't overwhelm. SAVE $1

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    GOOD THRU 5/29 - 6/11/15

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