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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.

Offering multiple culinary possibilities, watermelon can be added to salads, salsas, juices and more. Grown in the Northwest, this red-ripe variety is resplendent with vitamins A and C and boasts more antioxidant-rich lycopene than a single serving of tomatoes.

For a delicious twist: Lightly brush watermelon slices with olive oil on both sides. Grill over high heat until marks have formed and the melon is slightly softened. Remove from grill and sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Fact: More than 90% water, this luscious fruit has some serious hydration power!

Tip: Store at room temperature until ready to slice.

1 pt – A culinary delicacy, fresh in-season figs are lusciously sweet and feature a complex texture that’s a unique combination of chewiness, smoothness and crunchiness.

Add them to sweet or savory dishes. Slice and serve over salads, roast with vegetables and herbs or wrap with prosciutto and grill. Most importantly, enjoy them while they last!

Tip: Look for figs that have a rich, deep color and are plump and tender, but not mushy. Store on a paper towel-lined plate or in a shallow container up to two days.

Choose from Black Mission, Brown Turkey or Green.

These summer jewels add color and flavor to salads, pastas and more. Mix or match Red or Black Cherry, Yellow or Red Pear, Orange Sungold and more. Create a fresh, flavorful salsa to serve over grilled meats, or enjoy them in our featured Savories recipe for Blistered Tomato and Watercress Salad!

In addition to being a certified organic produce brand grown in the Northwest by family-owned and operated farms, Organically Grown Company's LADYBUG Brand is now certified Salmon-Safe. You’ll find LADYBUG Brand produce at many of our Market of Choice family of stores.
LadybugSourced from over 30 family-owned and operated farms throughout Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, LADYBUG Brand represents nearly 100 premium organic fruits, vegetables and herbs, marketed and distributed exclusively by Organically Grown Company (OGC), the largest organic produce wholesaler in the Northwest.

SalmonSafeSalmon-Safe is a non-profit certifier dedicated to ensuring best practices for land management and water conservation, focusing on ways farmers can work to preserve the Northwest's watersheds and bioregion species. 
As a retailer and consumers, we’re supporting growers who farm in concert with nature to leave behind a healthier planet for future generations.

Look for LADYBUG brand produce at your Market, and for more information visit
When the weather turns warm, nothing compares to the taste of luscious melons. Slice several varieties and toss in a few more of your favorite fruits, such as pineapple, watermelon and blueberries to create a colorful, taste-tempting salad that welcomes the sun-kissed days of summer.

Choose from Orange Honeydew, Crenshaw, Canary, Santa Claus, Galia, Hami and more.

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Produce Dept. Special

  • Village Farms Assorted Cherry and Grape Tomatoes
    Village Farms Assorted Cherry and Grape Tomatoes

    10 oz - These summer jewels add color and flavor to salads, pastas, salsas and more. Choose from several varieties.


    GOOD THRU 7/21 - 8/3/17

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