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Gene VersteegGene 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.

Rough around the edges but sweet to the core, pineapple is rich in manganese, a trace mineral that promotes strong, healthy bones. Use it to create our online recipe for Cuban Watercress Salad with Pineapple and Avocado, a vegan salad that features peppery, nutrient-rich watercress balanced by sweet, broiled pineapple, creamy avocado, candied nuts and a Caribbean dressing of citrus and mango.

2.99 ea

Prices good thru 6/24 - 7/7/16

10 oz – These summer jewels add a punch of color and fantastic flavor to many recipes. Create a fresh, flavorful salsa to serve over grilled meats, add to pasta dishes, or enjoy them in our recipe for Blistered Tomato and Watercress Salad.

Choose from Cabernet, Yellow Cherry, Red Cherry, Red Grape or Orange Grape.

With its refreshingly rich taste and fragrant aroma, it's no wonder that cantaloupe tops the list as the most popular melon! Slice for breakfast or cube and combine with berries and other melon varieties for a fantastic fruit salad. Or wrap with prosciutto for an amazing appetizer!
 

Cool and revitalizing, watermelon makes warm weather days supremely satisfying. Create slushy drinks, sensational salads or guest-worthy appetizers that will tempt your taste buds.

Watermelon with Feta and Mint Salad
1 c watermelon, cubed
1/4 c feta, crumbled
1 T fresh mint, chopped
1/4 t lemon juice

Prepare ingredients, toss together and enjoy!

A low-calorie source of folic acid and potassium, asparagus is packed with nutrients! One of the most versatile veggies, it's excellent 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! 
 
Easy Almond Asparagus
2 lb fresh asparagus
1/4 c butter
1/4 c slivered, blanched almonds
1 T lemon juice
1/2 t salt

Cook asparagus in boiling, salted water until tender but not mushy. Drain. Melt butter in saucepan. Add almonds, cook until golden (6 to 7 min). Remove from heat. Add lemon juice and salt. Mix and serve. 
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Produce Dept. Special

  • Organically Grown Seedless Whole Watermelons
    Organically Grown Seedless Whole Watermelons

    Cube melons, then sprinkle with feta cheese and mint leaves for a mouthwatering summer salad.

    79¢ lb

    GOOD THRU 6/24 - 7/7/16

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