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  • Potatoes

  • Kohlrabi

  • Onions

  • Beets

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  • Potatoes

    There are over 100 varieties of potatoes in the US. The Russet is enjoyed for its mild sweetness, fluffy texture, and versatility. Fingerling potatoes are quickly becoming a favorite at restaurants because they're already an ideal size for many dishes, including appetizers. 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.

    Which potatoes are best for which uses?
    One of the wonderful things about potatoes is that you can prepare any potato any way you like, but some hold up better than others depending on how you cook them. Here is a basic and handy guide:

    Style: Baked, fluffy mashed, deep fried, hashed browns
    Good choice: Russets

    Style: Creamy mashed, roasted, pan fried, scalloped, boiled, grilled, potato salad, stew
    Good choice: Yukon Gold, red-skinned, fingerling

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  • Kohlrabi

    You may not recognize the name, but you've probably seen this exotic vegetable. A cousin to cabbage, this root veggie can be eaten raw or cooked. The texture is similar to broccoli stems, and it has a sweet peppery taste, making it a great choice for Asian dishes. It also fries up beautifully. Try it in the Kohlrabi Fritters or Kohlrabi & Squash Skillet featured here and you'll discover just how delicious this odd bulb can be. And save the leaves! Prepare Kohlrabi leaves like you would spinach or collard greens, eat them raw in a salad, or blend them into a green smoothie. Refrigerate bulbs and leaves separately and in plastic. Leaves will keep a few days; bulbs will last up to a couple weeks.

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  • Onions

    Sliced, diced, sautéed, grilled, boiled, or roasted, onions are one of the few vegetables commonly found in kitchens around the world. Some onions are real tear-jerkers, and some aren't. Try one of these methods if you're tearing up when cutting:

    1. Use a sharp knife.
    2. Peel under running water.
    3. 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. Don't store near potatoes.

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  • Beets

    Once upon a time, beets were mainly eaten pickled, but nowadays they're enjoyed raw, roasted, boiled, baked, fried, and grilled. Like most vegetables, smaller ones are milder, sweeter and more tender. The leaves of many root vegetable make excellent additions to green smoothies. Beet greens are mild and delicious, but the beet itself can go into your smoothie, too! Add fruits and mild greens and they're delicious.

    Storing beets: Remove the greens and refrigerate fresh beets in plastic for up to three weeks. Don't trim the tail. (Store the greens separately for up to 5 days.) Freeze cooked beets in an airtight container up to 10 months.

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meet a few of our farmers

    • Naturipe Farms

      Grand Junction, Michigan

      Naturipe® is a farmer-owned producer of healthy, good-for-you fresh berries grown by working family farmers. Naturipe® farmers define themselves by their close harmony with nature. By sharing resources, skills, labor and knowledge, Naturipe® growers are able to provide consistent and diverse seasonal crops and strengthen the local farm community. Naturipe® is dedicated to living within the Earth’s limits, and understanding the connections between the social, economic and environmental pieces of our community to ensure a bright future for generations to come.

    • Greiner Farms

      Hart, Michigan

      Like us, Greiner Farms takes pride in being local. For over a decade, they’ve provided Meijer customers with Michigan-grown produce. Family-owned and spanning 2,000 acres in Hart, MI, the farm operates two packing and shipping facilities where they grow, pack, and ship asparagus, zucchini, sweet corn, hard squash, pumpkins, and apples. Just miles from Lake Michigan, their location offers great weather conditions and a sandy, loamy soil that allows plants to flourish and pull out clean and undamaged. Todd Greiner Farms takes pride in growing, packing and shipping exceptional quality.

    • Lubbers Brothers Farms

      Zeeland, Michigan

      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.

    • Bolthouse Farms

      Grant, Michigan

      Bolthouse Farms was founded in 1915 in Grant, Michigan and has been supplying Meijer for close to 80 years. Bolthouse Farms now harvests 275-300 acres each year in Michigan and believes in the power of innovation to connect people with fresher food and take them on a journey to change the way they think about and use fresh fruits and veggies. Bolthouse Farms never stops learning and partnering with others who share their cause.

    • E Miedema & Sons

      Byron Center, Michigan

      In the late 1930’s, Ralph Miedema began delivering produce to the first Meijer store in Greenville, Michigan. Over the years, Elmer, Dave and Ken Miedema have strived to deliver the freshest sweet corn, cabbage, napa, bok choy and squash to Meijer. The Miedema family now farms over 1,500 acres and is proud to be supplying Meijer for over 75 years.

    • Jenkins Potato Farm

      Kalkaska, Michigan

      Like Meijer, Jenkins Potato Farm is family-owned rooted in quality. For over 30 years, they’ve provided Meijer customers with Michigan-grown potatoes. Jenkins Potato Farm is GAP certified by the USDA and one of the largest producers of potatoes in Michigan.

    • Kitchen Farms

      Elmira, Michigan

      In the early 1900's, Robert Kitchen came to Northern Michigan to work in the timber industry and fell in love with the tall trees, fresh air and cool, clear water. He bought 80 acres of land and a team of horses and planted his first crop of potatoes. Today, William and Donald (3rd and 4th generation) own and operate on what is now over 5,000 acres of land that make up Kitchen Farms Inc, and since 1980 have been supplying Meijer with the world's finest eating potatoes - reds, whites, and russets.

    • Riveridge Produce

      Sparta, Michigan

      Riveridge is located in the heart of 37,000 acres near Sparta on Michigan’s famed “Fruit Ridge,” a swath of land elevated nearly 1000 feet above sea level. The area's natural irrigation, cool breezes and frost-mitigation provide an ideal climate for Riveridge's 117 family-operated orchards to produce 22 varieties of apples. Riveridge growers that supply Meijer include J&J Orchards, Joe Rasch Orchards, and Rasch Family Orchards.

    • Ruhlig Farms

      Carlton, Michigan

      Ruhlig Farms is a fourth generation farming family. David and Rosanne Ruhlig, both from farming families, met at Detroit's Eastern Market and started a 40-acre farm in 1965. Today, that farm is over 1,000 acres and provides bedding plants, hanging baskets, potted plants, and fresh produce to the Detroit area. Meijer began buying fresh produce from Ruhlig Farms in 1980, and today buys melons, greens, kohlrabi, and bunch vegetables.

    • VanSingel Produce

      Grant, Michigan

      VanSingel Farms is a 3rd generation family grower farming 1,500 acres located on the Grand Marsh in Western Michigan. VanSingel Farms manages the complete growing process from start to finish and has been providing onions to Meijer since 1986. In fact, VanSingel is the largest grower, packer and distributor of onions in Michigan, and also has a full service storage and packaging program providing produce year-round.

    • Gary Bartley Farms

      Dowagiac, Michigan

      Gary Bartley Farms is a 300 acre fruit and vegetable farm in Dowagiac and has been owned and operated by Gary and Patty Bartley for over 27 years. Gary Bartley Farms was awarded the 2013 Master Farm Award by the Michigan Vegetable Council. Gary and Patty also grow apples, winter squash, cucumbers, and specialty peppers.

    • Buurma Farms

      Willard, Ohio

    • Michael Farms

      Urbana, Ohio

    • Buurma Farms

      Willard, Ohio

      Buurma Farms was founded in 1896 by Frank Buurma, a Dutch immigrant who heard that some swamp land was available at a modest price in an area just south of what is today Willard, Ohio. Frank started out with 4 acres of land, and celery was his only crop. Today, Buurma Farms, Inc. farms nearly 2,500 acres and 30 different crops, and has been supplying greens, squash, green onions, bulbs and tops to Meijer since the mid 1990's.

    • Michael Farms

      Urbana, Ohio

      Three generations of farmers at Michael Farms have provided sweet corn, green beans, cabbage, and potatoes to Meijer for over 30 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, and is still dedicated to the freshest produce, family values, employees, and community.

    • Alsum Farms

      Arena, Wisconsin

    • Gumz Farms

      Endeavor, Wisconsin

    • Alsum Farms

      Arena, Wisconsin

      From field to fork, Alsum Farms & Produce grows, sources, packs and delivers the highest quality fresh fruits and veggies, which includes potatoes, pumpkins, and onions for Meijer. They grow eco-friendly russet, red, white, golden and purple Healthy Grown® Wisconsin potatoes in the Lower Wisconsin River Valley, and partner with other family farms to provide over 300 quality fruits and vegetables every day of the year.

    • Gumz Farms

      Endeavor, Wisconsin

      Fourth-generation Richard and Roderick Gumz are committed to a work ethic and a land ethic – both of which they've been proud to share with Meijer customers since the first Meijer store opened in Wisconsin. Gumz Farms products come from the rich, organic muck soils of Wisconsin's Marquette, Columbia, Sauk, and Adams counties. As stewards of the land, they utilize responsible agricultural practices and are committed to the core values passed down by four generations of Gumz family farmers.

    • J and J Dill

      Woodstock, Illinois

    • J and J Dill

      Woodstock, Illinois

      J and J Dill has been supplying Meijer with parsley, root vegetables, cilantro, beets, and pumpkins since 2000, and for more than three years, Meijer has been buying kale, greens and herbs from J & J Dill. Coming from five generations of farmers, 24-year-old James Goebbert runs J & J Dill and began farming in high school. He now employs more than 50 people on his 500-acre farm. “We appreciate Meijer’s commitment to buying locally,” James said. “It ensures their customers are getting the freshest, safest products available.”

    • Mouzin Brothers Farms

      Vincennes, Indiana

    • Mouzin Brothers Farms

      Vincennes, Indiana

      Julius Mouzin founded the first Mouzin Brothers Farms in 1935. Now over 4,000 acres, the third generation of Mouzins continues a strong family tradition of experience, honesty, and integrity. The Mouzins are a family of dedicated growers, packers and shippers who specialize in the highest quality watermelons, sweet corn, and pumpkins, and have been supplying Meijer since 2002, and after almost a century of business, we’re both still dedicated to selling only the freshest produce possible.

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