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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.

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.
Pick from Marvel Stripe, Purple Cherokee, Black Russian, Brandywine, Lemon Boy and more.
Tip: Pick heirlooms that are somewhat firm to the touch, keep at room temperature, and enjoy within a couple days.
Versatile, nutritious and delicious, kale earns its superfood reputation from its abundant vitamins and calcium. Use it to create soups, salads and crunchy baked chips. Or try our online recipe for Beef Fillet with Bourbon and Mushroom Sauce on Kale and Roasted Potatoes
Choose from Purple, Green or Italian Lacinato.
Storage tip: Keep unwashed kale refrigerated in an airtight container 3-4 days. To revive limp kale, simply trim the stems and soak in tepid water for 5 minutes.
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.

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