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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.

Full of texture and flavor, these versatile leafy greens make meals magnificent. 
 
To prepare chard, wash the leaves and pat dry, then remove stems and main veins. Roll leaves lengthwise and slice into ribbons. Sauté in a little oil with a pinch of crushed red pepper, cooking until tender, then add a spritz of lemon juice for a simple side. Or add uncooked chard to soups and salads!
 
A nutritional powerhouse, chard is packed with vitamin K, which helps transport calcium throughout the body, promoting strong bones and circulation.
 
Choose Red, Green or Rainbow.
 
Easy-to-peel Mandarin oranges add a splash of color to seafood dishes and salads. They also make a sensational snack.
 
Try our recipe for Chicken Seychelles, a flavorful South African dish that features sweet Mandarin oranges and savory spices.
 
Loaded with vitamin C, these beauties bring a touch of sunshine to even the cloudiest days.
 
 
Celebrate fall harvest with sweet, juicy apples picked at their peak. Organically grown and packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they make a simple and nutritious side when served with soups or sandwiches. Perfectly portable, they can be tossed into a purse or backpack as a snack or made into delectable desserts. Any way you slice it, these Fujis make fall fantastic!
 
 
Grown in Oregon!

However you slice it – halves or pieces – squash is an excellent way to add vitamins, potassium and fiber to your diet. Once the seeds are removed, squash is easy to prepare: bake it, boil it or steam it.

For an easy side dish, cut in half, deseed, salt and pepper and place interior-side down in a shallow pan with a little water and bake until tender.

Choose from Butternut, Danish, Delicata, Kabocha, Spaghetti and more.


Sweet, delicious and rich, pears tempt the palate. Beautifully bell-shaped and delightfully thin skinned, they make welcomed additions to salads and pureed soups. Or serve them for dessert, halved and filled with a combination of butter, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, nuts, flour and oatmeal.

Choose Bartlett, Golden Bosc, D’Anjou or Starkrimson.

Tip: Keep unripe pears in a basket at room temperature or wrap in paper to ripen. Once they yield to gentle pressure, they are ready to eat.




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Produce Dept. Special

  • Organically Grown Whole Seedless Watermelons
    Organically Grown Whole Seedless Watermelons

    Blend melon with strawberries and sugar, then freeze in popsicle molds for a fun summer treat.

    79¢ lb

    GOOD THRU 7/25 - 8/1/17

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