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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.

Fresh, leafy 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.

Versatile, nutritious and delicious! Choose from Purple, Green or 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.

You're bound to bring back childhood memories when you bite into these big, beautiful heirloom oranges. This variety comes from family-owned Rising C Ranches, grown by people who believe that waiting makes for a more flavorful fruit. They don't pluck these "old line" heirloom oranges at the first sign of maturity the way many growers do. They wait until the sugar surges for optimum taste. Juicy and seedless, it's quite possibly the perfect orange. Slice and serve for breakfast, or enjoy as a midday snack.

Color your life healthy!

With their artfully shaped glossy exteriors and fleshy insides, bell peppers are loaded with nutrients. Packed with vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E and K, these beauties also contain fiber, folate and potassium. A wonderful combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture, they are a healthy way to add color to your meals. Slice them for snacks, stir-fries or fajitas.

Choose Red, Yellow or Orange.

Summer in Chile means you get sweet, succulent fruit in February! One bite of these delicious beauties and you'll forget it’s cold outside.

Get a delicious serving of fruit that's packed with antioxidant vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and fiber. Eat one or more a day while they last!

For the best flavor, enjoy at room temperature. To store firm fruit, place in a brown paper bag to ripen for two to three days, or until slightly soft.

The folks at family-owned Rising C Ranches don't pluck these "old line" heirloom oranges at the first sign of maturity the way many growers do. They wait until the sugar increases and the fruit reaches optimum flavor. It's a risky way to grow them, but it produces a much tastier orange.

Juicy and seedless, these heirloom navels are the perfect orange for snacking. Toss one into your bag when you are on the go, or slice and serve with breakfast.

1.39 lb

Good Thru 1/23 - 2/5/15

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Produce Dept. Special

  • Organically Grown Fuji Apples
    Organically Grown Fuji Apples

    Perfectly portable and packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, apples make a simple and nutritious snack.

    1.39 lb

    GOOD THRU 4/14 - 4/27/17

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