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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.



Choose from Honeydew, Orange Honeydew, Galia, Tuscan or Snow Leopard. Here are five ways to enjoy them.

5 wonderful ways to enjoy melon:
1. Wrap slices with prosciutto for an amazing appetizer.
2. Puree with sautéed jalapeño, honey and white pepper then chill for cold soup.
3. Create colorful kabobs and serve with honey yogurt dip.
4. Mix balled or cubed varieties with maple syrup or agave and shaved ginger.
5. Puree with sugar and lime juice, pour into molds and freeze for popsicles.

1.39 lb

Good Thru 8/22-9/4/14

An outstanding source of lycopene, tomatoes contain powerful antioxidants. But it’s the beautiful hues, terrific textures and fantastic flavors that define these old-fashioned favorites.

Use them to create colorful salads, serve atop sandwiches or burgers, or drizzle with balsamic and enjoy with a variety of cheeses and crusty bread. Slice into these show-stopping fruits and discover the culinary possibilities! Choose Marvel Stripe, Purple Cherokee, Black Russian, Brandywine and more.

Tip: Pick heirlooms that are somewhat firm to the touch, keep at room temperature, and enjoy within a couple days.

Slice through the beautiful, green rind of these Oregon-grown melons and you'll discover the glorious, fiery red flesh within. Serve alongside your favorite entrée, or enjoy on its own. Sweet, juicy and just right for summer, you'll love every scrumptious bite.

Tip: For the perfect melon, choose one that's heavy for its size yet hollow-sounding when knocked on. And look for a yellow or light spot on the bottom, which indicates ripeness.

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 salads, smoothies and baked goods.

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

An outstanding source of lycopene, tomatoes contain powerful antioxidants. Considered gems among growers, heirloom varieties each have their own unique flavor.

For a show-stopping entrée, create Fresh Grilled Vegetable Stacks, featuring heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, squash and portobello mushrooms.

Old-fashioned varieties, fantastic flavor! Choose Marvel Stripe, Purple Cherokee, Black Russian, Brandywine and more.

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Produce Dept. Special

  • Organically Grown New-Crop Gala Apples

    The answer to midday munchies! Slice and savor sweet, crisp apples topped with cheddar cheese or peanut butter.

    1.49 lb

    GOOD THRU 8/26 - 9/1/14

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