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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.

Sing the praises of spring!

One of the first vegetables to signal the start of spring, fresh asparagus is simple to prepare and packed with nutrients. Fiber, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K distinguish this javelin-shaped veggie, which is perfect for a variety of recipes. Simply steam, roast or grill to perfection. Or add these succulent spears to risotto, quiche, pasta and more. They also make excellent appetizers when wrapped with prosciutto or phyllo. Enjoy every delicious bite!

2.99 lb

Good Thru 3/20 - 4/2/15

You're bound to bring back childhood memories when you bite into these big, beautiful heirloom oranges. This variety comes from family-owned Rising C Ranches, grown by people who believe that waiting makes for a more flavorful fruit. They don't pluck these "old line" heirloom oranges at the first sign of maturity the way many growers do. They wait until the sugar surges for optimum taste. Juicy and seedless, it's quite possibly the perfect orange. Slice and serve for breakfast, or enjoy as a midday snack.

Color your life healthy!

With their artfully shaped glossy exteriors and fleshy insides, bell peppers are loaded with nutrients. Packed with vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E and K, these beauties also contain fiber, folate and potassium. A wonderful combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture, they are a healthy way to add color to your meals. Slice them for snacks, stir-fries or fajitas.

Choose Red, Yellow or Orange.

Summer in Chile means you get sweet, succulent fruit in February! One bite of these delicious beauties and you'll forget it’s cold outside.

Get a delicious serving of fruit that's packed with antioxidant vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and fiber. Eat one or more a day while they last!

For the best flavor, enjoy at room temperature. To store firm fruit, place in a brown paper bag to ripen for two to three days, or until slightly soft.

The folks at family-owned Rising C Ranches don't pluck these "old line" heirloom oranges at the first sign of maturity the way many growers do. They wait until the sugar increases and the fruit reaches optimum flavor. It's a risky way to grow them, but it produces a much tastier orange.

Juicy and seedless, these heirloom navels are the perfect orange for snacking. Toss one into your bag when you are on the go, or slice and serve with breakfast.

1.39 lb

Good Thru 1/23 - 2/5/15

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Produce Dept. Special

  • Baby Red and Yukon Gold Potatoes

    These tasty taters make a wonderful side when drizzled with olive oil and roasted with rosemary and thyme.

    1.39 lb

    GOOD THRU 3/20 - 4/2/15

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