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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.

Seedless, easy-to-peel Mandarin oranges add a splash of color to seafood dishes and salads. They also make a sensational snack!

Loaded with antioxidant-rich vitamin C, these beauties help neutralize free radicals in the body. They also contain a healthy dose of calcium for bone strength and beta-carotene, which supports eye health and the immune system.

Go online and try our recipe for Chicken Seychelles, a flavorful South African dish that features Mandarin oranges and savory spices for a satisfying meal. Or peel and add sweet segments to fresh, leafy greens.

 
The queen of greens, kale packs a nutritional punch. Low in calories and high in fiber, this beneficial veggie boasts many benefits. Iron transports oxygen to the body, while vitamin K supports bone health. Its naturally occurring antioxidant properties protect against free radicals, while vitamin C boosts the immune system. And that’s not all! Kale is also high in calcium, protein, vitamin A and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. 
 
In addition to being good for you, kale is great in pasta dishes, salads or simply sautéed in olive oil with chopped red onions and a spritz of lemon for a sensational side.
 
Choose Purple, Green or Lacianto, also known as Italian or Dinosaur Kale.

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.

Grown from seeds passed down from generation to generation, these tomatoes taste like the garden-fresh ones your grandparents enjoyed when they were kids.

Use them to create colorful salads, serve atop sandwiches or burgers, or drizzle with balsamic and enjoy with crusty bread.

Choose Marvel Stripe, Purple Cherokee, Black Russian, Brandywine, Lemon Boy and more.

Tip: Pick tomatoes that are somewhat firm to the touch, keep at room temperature, and enjoy within a couple days.

 

Blushing Pink Lady apples are the first apples to blossom and the last to be harvested. That extra time on the tree, along with a warm climate and rich, fertile soil give these apples their sweet taste, succulent crunch and famous color. Chop and add them to warm oatmeal with walnuts and honey, slice and serve alongside creamy soups, or enjoy with cheese and crackers as a midday snack. 
 
Tip: Best eaten fresh, you can store these beauties up to three months in your crisper.
Beautiful, colorful and known for its nutrient-packed interior, organically grown winter squash comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and varieties. 
 
However you slice it – halves or pieces – it's a great way to add vitamins, potassium and fiber to your diet.
 
Choose from 10 different kinds, including Butternut, Delicata, Spaghetti, Kabocha, Acorn and more.
 
 


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Produce Dept. Special

  • Organically Grown Minneola Tangelos
    Organically Grown Minneola Tangelos

    This succulent citrus hybrid combines the tart flavor of grapefruits and the sweetness of Mandarin oranges.

    1.98 lb

    GOOD THRU 1/20 - 2/2/17

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