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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.

Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, these flavorful fruits come from seeds passed down by generations. Fresh, colorful and perfectly imperfect, each heirloom variety boasts its own shape, color, texture and taste. Choose from Black Russian, Purple Cherokee, Marvel Stripe, Brandywine, Yellow Boy, Green Zebra and more!

Insalata Caprese
4 lg heirloom tomatoes, sliced
1 lb fresh mozzarella, sliced
1/3 c basil leaves
3 T extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste

On a large platter, alternate and overlap tomato slices, mozzarella and basil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper.

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. Cube for kabobs and serve with honey yogurt dip.
4. Mix with maple syrup or agave and shaved ginger.
5. Puree with sugar and lime juice, pour into molds and freeze for popsicles.

 

The best watermelons on the planet, grown in Oregon!

A good source of vitamins A and C, watermelon makes a sensational snack on sultry days. Simply slice and serve, or use it to create culinary delights, like grilled watermelon flatbread, summer salads or slushies.

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.

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.

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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