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.
This seasonal gem is familiar to most of us as an obligatory canned condiment, but fresh cranberries are easy to prepare and you’ll be amazed at the difference fresh makes. This is a quick and easy cranberry sauce from Wally and Sharon Huggett:
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 12oz bag fresh cranberries
Boil water and sugar together until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cranberries. Reduce heat to slow boil. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into a bowl, cover and cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Michigan Cranberry Company
What began as an idea by Wally Huggett in 1980 is now the largest cranberry marsh in Michigan. With 200+ acres of cranberry beds and an annual harvest of 3,000,000+ pounds, Michigan Cranberry Company accounts for three-fourths of the state’s crop.
“Working hard and enjoying what we do is our secret.” -Wally & Sharon Huggett
There are over 100 varieties of potatoes in the US, but the Russet is a favorite for its subtle flavor and versatility. It’s the perfect size for serving whole and baked, and its mild sweetness and fluffy texture make it a wonderful palette for toppings. Russets also fry up to a beautiful light brown and are perfect for any fried use.
Cook potatoes with their skins on. This not only retains flavor, but about 20% of a potato’s vitamins and most of the dietary fiber are in the skin. All varieties should be firm. Store them in a cool, dark, dry place.
Three generations of farmers at Michael Farms have provided sweet corn, green beans, cabbage, and potatoes to Meijer for over 20 years. What started as a small potato farm on 130 acres has grown to be the largest vegetable farm in Ohio, encompassing nearly 3,000 acres.
“Dedicated to family values, employees, and our community.” -Kyle Michael
How to stop crying when cutting an onion:
Some onions are real tear-jerkers, and some aren’t. Try one of these methods if you’re tearing up:
- Use a sharp knife.
- Peel under running water.
- Freeze the onion for 20 minutes before you start slicing.
Always store dry onions in a cool, dry, dark place with lots of ventilation. Yellow onions can last for weeks or months if stored properly. Cut onions should be refrigerated in an airtight container and will last up to a week.
Bolthouse Farms was founded in 1915 in Grant, Michigan and has been supplying Meijer for close to 80 years. Bolthouse Farms harvests 275-300 acres each year in Michigan, where they grow and pack yellow and red onions.
“We believe in the power of innovation to connect people with fresher food.”
Apples have different flavor and texture profiles, and although you can use any apple in just about any apple recipe, some are better for certain uses. Here is a short list:
Eating Fresh & in Salads Sauces Baking Freezing Fuji x x Gala x Golden Delicious x x x x Honeycrisp x x x Jonagold x x x x Jonamac x McIntosh x x x Red Delicious x
Riveridge Produce Marketing
Riveridge is located in the heart of 37,000 acres of apples in Michigan, the nation’s third-largest apple growing state. Riveridge growers and Meijer suppliers include J&J Orchards, Joe Rasch Orchards, and Rasch Family Orchards.
“Our apples are grown in 117 family orchards throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.”