Free fruit for kids

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Kids ages 12 and under enjoy a free serving of a fruit or vegetable every time they visit PCC.

Just let the produce staff know what your child would like to try and we'll wash and cut it so it can be eaten while you shop.

Each month, we highlight different fruits and vegetables. Encourage your children to give these items a try and they'll be enjoying a rainbow of produce in no time!

Featured fruit of the month

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Cranberries Add to list

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Nutrition & fun facts

  • Another name for cranberries is "bounceberries" because they bounce when ripe, thanks to small pockets of air.
  • Cranberries were pounded into pemmican by North America's original inhabitants, and first juiced by colonial settlers in 1683.
  • North American sailors would bring cranberries with them on long voyages to prevent scurvy, the same way British sailors would carry limes and lemons.

Featured vegetable of the month

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Yams Add to list

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Nutrition & fun facts

  • Although the words tend to be used interchangeably in North America, yams and sweet potatoes are not even distantly related. Sweet potatoes are native to the Americas and are related to morning glories, while yams are originally from both Africa and Central Asia and are related to lilies.
  • To take in the amount of vitamin A that is in one sweet potato, you would have to eat 23 cups of broccoli.
  • There was a shortage of wheat flour during WWI, so sweet potato flour was added to baked goods to stretch the wheat.

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