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Produce

Produce

Produce Express carries a variety of organic and conventionally grown produce from small family farmers and growers to supply our customers with the freshest local, seasonal produce throughout the year.

We send our experienced buyer to the San Francisco market six nights a week to personally select our specialty produce items. We take great pride in being able to procure almost any specialty item overnight.

Almond - Green

Almond - Green

Green almonds are unripe almonds, picked before the shell has a chance to harden.

Artichoke

Artichoke

Artichokes are the edible, immature flower of a cultivated thistle plant.  The artichoke’s quality varies dramatically during the growing season.

Asparagus

Asparagus

Asparagus is a perennial vegetable native to the Eastern Mediterranean. The name asparagus comes from the Greek language meaning 'sprout' or 'shoot'.

Avocado - Hass

Avocado - Hass

The Hass avocado is known for its quintessentially tumbled leathery fairly thick skin that turns near black when fully mature. The Hass avocado is an ideal avocado; it ripens evenly, it peels easily, its pit is easy to remove and it has a rich, nutty flavor with a creamy texture.

Bell Pepper

Bell Pepper

Sweet bell peppers have a wonderful combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture, with their beautifully shaped glossy exterior that comes in a wide array of vivid colors ranging from green, red, yellow, orange, purple, brown to black.

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is the dense, unopened budding sprouts of a member of the cabbage family. Broccoli belongs to the same family as kohlrabi, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, and all the cabbages.

Broccoli Romanesco

Broccoli Romanesco

Resembling a cross between broccoli and cauliflower, Romanesco is a compact head of beautiful lime green florets attached to a cluster of stalks.

Broccolini

Broccolini

A green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Their prime season is late fall and early winter, especially after the first frost.  They need the cold weather to develop their delicately sweet, nutty flavor.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Large, tight cauliflower heads are surrounded by dark green leaves.

Cauliflower and broccoli are the same species and have very similar structures.

Coconut

Coconut

Coconuts are large, round fruits with a hard brown shell and a creamy, white firm flesh. The outer shell is covered with coarse brown fibers.

Corn

Corn

What food is more synonymous with summer than freshly picked corn on the cob? Corn grows in "ears," each of which is covered in almost uniform rows of tightly packed kernels (a single ear of corn can contain up to 400 kernels).

Cranberry

Cranberry

Cranberries are small, bright red berries harvested from low growing scrubby, woody plants that grow in moors and bogs that contain acidic soil.

Cress - Wrinkled Crinkled

Cress - Wrinkled Crinkled

A cross between a broad leaf and a curly cress with intense sweet/spicy flavor.

Eggs, Organic Grade A Large Brown

Eggs, Organic Grade A Large Brown

Clover Organic Farms Eggs come from hens that are artificial-stimulant-free and veggie-fed. They also have the freedom of movement and access to fresh air and sunshine.

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