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Seasonal Organic & Local Produce

We believe in supporting our local farmers and carry local produce whenever possible. Hoover Family Farms in Live Oak, Florida supplies us with their seasonally crops year-round including, but not limited to, green kale, collards, turnips, broccoli, bell peppers, jalapeños, tomatoes, watermelons and cantaloupes. In the middle of summer, enjoy scuppernongs or delicious blueberries from C&J’s Blueberry Vineyard. Ladybird Farms in Monticello, Florida provides us with high quality persimmons, Meyer lemons, and satsuma mandarins during autumn. We strive to be a 100% organic produce department. While most corporate natural foods stores buy produce based on price, we buy based on quality, which means Grade A and Extra Fancy items first. Customer service is paramount as well. Please ask us any questions you may have at any time.

Why Organic?

There are many benefits to choosing organic produce. Some advantages are:

  • Fewer pesticides and insecticides
  • Zero preservatives
  • GMO-free (Genetically Modified Organisms)
  • Typically fresher

As you can see, choosing organic produce reduces your, and your family’s, exposure to unnecessary chemicals in your body.  This is important to consider, as fruits and vegetables are an integral part of a balanced diet.  

Why local?

Local produce is great for a few reasons. The produce is picked when ripe, rather than harvested early to allow time for long-distance distribution. That means you are getting fresher produce with your local purchase. Not only is fresh produce tastier, it actually contains more nutrients. Additionally, by supporting small, local farms, you positively influence the environmental impact of farming and shipping.

If you have any questions about our local and organic produce, give us a call and we will be happy to help. We look forward to speaking with you and providing you with local produce!
 


What's Fresh: Apples

Beautiful, delicious, and healthy: apples are a triple win! With so many varieties of apples to try, it is no use playing favorites. Try a perfect Honeycrisp apple, its glacier-crisp crunch and perfect sweet-tart balance may challenge your ideas about health food. Pie enthusiasts will want to try tart regional varieties like Haralsons, Granny Smiths, or Greening apples; all add lots of flavor without overdoing the sweetness. Try roasting chopped apples with root vegetables when the weather gets cold, or use a cheese grater to shred fresh apple onto a green, leafy salad with curried raisin vinaigrette, and enjoy the sweet and savory flavors of a changing season.

Nutritional Highlights

  • Apples contain no fat, cholesterol, or sodium.
  • Contain vitamin A, vitamin C, and dietary fiber.
  • Contain small amounts of potassium.
  • Rich source of pectin, which acts as an antioxidant.
  • Also contains flavonoids, phytochemicals, quercetin.
  • For maximum nutrition, don't peel; two-thirds of the fiber and many antioxidants are found in the peel.

Storage Tips

  • Store away from strong-smelling foods, to keep from absorbing odors.
  • Some varieties of apples can be stored longer than others. Called “storage apples, these include Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Pink Lady. Others will start to soften and do not keep as well past a few weeks: Gala, McIntosh, Red Delicious, and Braeburn.
     


 


 

 

 

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