For over 80 years, Meijer has been committed to developing relationships with local farmers in order to bring you the best local produce at the lowest prices.
Leave that husk on! You don’t want to husk corn on the cob before you’re ready to cook it. Some shoppers like to tear down the husk to check the quality of the kernels, but this is really unnecessary, and the kernels will dry out. Fresh sweet corn tassels are brown and a little sticky. And fresh sweet corn grills great. When you’re ready to cook it, peel back the husk just enough to remove the silk. Fold the husk back down and soak each ear in cold water for a half hour or more. Grill until the husks are good and charred.
Mouzin Brothers Farms
Julius Mouzin founded the first Mouzin Brothers Farms in 1935. Now with over 4,000 acres, the third generation of Mouzins continues a strong family tradition of experience, honesty, and integrity.
“We carefully select the sweetest varieties.”
Green leaf and romaine lettuce are excellent choices for green smoothies. They add tons of iron and protein with a mild taste, and since they’re relatively inexpensive compared to the other greens, you can blend a batch on a budget. Leaf lettuces are often washed and dried before storing. Rinse each leaf under cold water and lay out on a length of damp paper towels. Roll up (like a jelly roll) and refrigerate. Wilted lettuce can be crisped up with a bath in cold water.
Lubbers Brothers Farms in Zeeland, Michigan has been growing leafy greens for over 30 years and have been supplying Meijer with fresh romaine, escarole, endive, and other leafy green lettuces from their 100-acre farm since 1998.
“Lubbers is proud to bring Meijer shoppers the finest, freshest lettuce anywhere.”
Native to North America and one of the only foods that are naturally blue, blueberries are nearly synonymous with summer and usually available into early fall. Blueberries ripen in about 2-5 weeks on the bush. They can be harvested by gently shaking a bush and catching the falling berries, and they should be stored in a cool, dry place. Although blueberry lovers are most familiar with them in jellies, jams, pies, and muffins, the skin and flesh of the lowbush (smaller) blueberry can be made into an excellent wine. Blueberries are high in heart-healthy antioxidants. Antioxidants are thought to help prevent cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Naturipe® berries are grown by working family farmers who share resources, skills, labor and knowledge to strengthen local farm communities. Naturipe® is dedicated to living within the Earth’s limits to ensure a bright future for generations to come.
“Naturipe® is dedicated to sustainability.”
Everyone who likes cabbage probably thinks first of sauerkraut or pigs in blanket. But cabbage is also great for juicing and making smoothies, and is surprisingly mild. Try mixing it with strawberries and bananas. Look for cabbage heads that are firm and dense with shiny leaves. Store cabbage leaves in an airtight container and refrigerate. Store cabbage halves or wedges tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.
E. Miedema & Sons
In the late 1930s, Ralph Miedema delivered produce to the first Meijer store in Greenville. Now, 75 years later, the farm has six fourth-generation Miedemas farming over 1,500 acres.
“Our family’s proud to have been growing for Meijer since 1930.”