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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.

These pink beauties are a natural cross between Golden Delicious and Lady Williams varieties. With its distinctive sugar-acid balance, Pink Ladies taste both tangy and sweet. And its tightly packed cells make it very firm with a long storage life and tendency to stay bright white when sliced. 
Try shredding these apples into traditional recipes for added moisture and flavor. Simply add one apple to your gingerbread, cornbread or spice cake mix, reducing standard liquid by 1 to 2 T. 

Packed with nutrients and fantastic flavor, chard contains significant amounts of antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other diseases. It also helps boost your intake of calcium, vitamins C and K, fiber, folic acid, iron and potassium. Now that’s powerful!

Choose Red, Green or Rainbow.

Recipe: Sauté some onions and garlic, add chard and cook until greens are softened for a sensational side. Simple and delicious!


Picked at their peak, these organically grown citruses make cold winter days a bit brighter. Slice and serve for a quick snack or relish the moment and rev up your senses by holding in the palm of your hand, slowly peeling, smelling its sweet aroma, segmenting and savoring every juicy bite. Packed with sunny goodness, a single orange provides the average recommended vitamin C intake, which is known to boost the immune system, encourage healthy cell function and help balance mood. Delicious and nutritious – how can you resist?

Tip: Choose oranges that are heavy for their size for maximum juiciness.

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, premium orange.

Juicy, seedless and easy-to-peel, these heirloom navels are perfect for snacking. Toss one into your bag or slice and serve with breakfast.

A cross between Washington and Brazilian Bahia navel varieties, Cara Cara navel oranges feature a striking pink flesh that’s similar to grapefruit but much sweeter with notes of cherry, rose petal, orange and blackberry.

Naturally low in calories and full of vitamins and minerals, they offer a generous dose of vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium and antioxidants and make a sensational snack or delicious drink when juiced.

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Produce Dept. Special

  • Extra Fancy Pink Lady Apples
    Extra Fancy Pink Lady Apples

    A Golden Delicious and Lady Williams hybrid, Pink Ladies taste both tangy and sweet.

    1.39 lb

    GOOD THRU 4/25 - 5/1/17

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