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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.

Jicama

Jicama

Jicama is a tropical tuber, large and roundish is shape, slightly resembling a potato with light brown skin and edible white flesh.

Kiwi

Kiwi

The kiwi is a small oblong fruit with thin brownish fuzzy skin covering emerald green flesh that is dotted with tiny edible black seeds.

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is a member of the brassica family, resembling a turnip with distinct protruding stalks topped with collard like leaves.

Leeks

Leeks

This sweet, delicately flavored vegetable, related to onion and garlic family, has an edible 6-10 inch blanched, white stalk.  The tough, strappy, green leaves should be trimmed away, leaving the pale green and beautiful white stalk. 

Limes

Limes

Like lemons, Limes are too acidic to eat out of hand, but their juice can used to brighten the flavor of other ingredients.

Mango

Mango

The mango, considered a tropical fruit, is a flattened to oblong fruit with colorful skin
and sweet, orange-red flesh.

Mustard - Red Frisee

Mustard - Red Frisee

Red Frisee Mustard has heavily serrated oak leaf-shaped deep purple leaves with a pale green stem.

Papaya

Papaya

The Hawaiian papaya is pear shaped, weighs about a pound and has yellow skin when ripe.

Pea - English

Pea - English

The arrival of the freshly picked green peas is a telltale sign of spring. The tender, sweet, plump peas must be shucked from their inedible pods and can be eaten raw or cooked.

Pea - Sno

Pea - Sno

Favored for its crisp, sweet pod than its tiny peas, the flat shape of the Sno Pea makes it easy to distinguish from other edible pea pods, like the Sugar Snap Pea.

Pea, Snap

Pea, Snap

Bright green and sweet, string-less sugar snap peas have a crisp, edible pod. Resembling miniature versions of common green pea pods, sugar snap peas are not only tender and entirely edible, but quite sweet and juicy as well.

Pear - Seckel

Pear - Seckel

Seckel pears are the sweetest variety we carry. They are petite, with a chubby, round body, small neck, and short stem.

Pineapple

Pineapple

Pineapples are a large plump fruit with a distinct protective outer skin and a crown of spiny leaves.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

A softball sized fruit with an interior like no other. The clusters of the edible juicy seeds are randomly encased in a creamy white membrane.

Quince

Quince

Quince resembles a large, lumpy yellow pear. This highly aromatic fruit gives off a musky-wild tropical-like perfume.

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