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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Apples Add to list

Kid-friendly recipes

Nutrition & fun facts

  • There are reportedly 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world, 2,500 of them in the United States. Washington grows more than half of all U.S.-grown apples — we grow billions of pounds each year.
  • The Northwest’s oldest apple tree lives at Fort Vancouver. It was planted in 1826, in what is now named Old Apple Tree Park.
  • Apples have very good levels of vitamin C and fiber. If your kids hate to see brown slices, a spritz of lemon juice will help slow the browning process.

Featured vegetable of the month

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Bell peppers Add to list

Kid-friendly recipes

Nutrition & fun facts

  • Bell peppers have even more vitamin C than oranges. Green peppers have twice as much as oranges, while red and yellow peppers have four times as much.
  • Bell peppers can be orange, yellow, red, purple, brown, black, ivory or green, depending on the stage of ripeness and the variety. They all start out as green and change color as they ripen.
  • You can spot different varieties by counting the lobes. Four-lobed peppers are the most common in the U.S., but peppers can have two, three, four or five lobes.

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