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.
What's Fresh: Tomatoes
There are many thousands of varieties of tomatoes, from small to large, acidic to mild, and an array of colors-including red, yellow, orange, green, purple and brown. Not all tomatoes are round, either. You'll find heirlooms, in particular, in a bevy of shapes and colors, each with subtly different flavors and textures. During the peak of the growing season (July through September in most areas), choose vine-ripened tomatoes, since they'll have the best taste and the highest nutrient content. A vine-ripened tomato will smell delicious, too! Remember to store your tomatoes at room temperature for maximum flavor and juiciness.