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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.

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.

When the weather turns warm, nothing compares to the taste of luscious melons. Slice several varieties and toss in a few more of your favorite fruits, such as pineapple, watermelon and blueberries to create a colorful, taste-tempting salad that welcomes the sun-kissed days of summer.

Choose from Casaba, Crenshaw, Canary, Persian, Orange Honeydew or Santa Claus and more.

36 oz – Add some color to your next party or cookout with vegetable trays from your Market. Loaded with crisp, garden-fresh vegetables – carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower – veggie trays add a healthy counterpoint to sandwiches and barbecue fare. We’ve even included the dip! Whether you’re feeding a small crowd, a senior class, or a class reunion, these take-away trays make entertaining easy. Delicious and good for you – what could be better than that?


Known for their mild flavor, these Georgia-grown beauties have developed an international reputation as the world's sweetest onion.

Sensational in savory tarts, salsas, salads and bruschetta, they make an excellent addition to recipes and provide a healthy dose of vitamin C.

To store Vidalia Sweet Onions, wrap each bulb individually in paper towels to help absorb moisture and place them in the crisper.

Cool and refreshing, 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
1 c watermelon, cubed
1/4 c feta, crumbled
1 T fresh mint, chopped
1/4 t lemon juice

Prepare ingredients and toss together for a great snack.



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  • Del Monte Gold Premium Pineapples
    Del Monte Gold Premium Pineapples

    Fresh and sweet, pineapple is a delicious garnish for fish. Or add it to salads, smoothies or baked goods.

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