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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Strawberries Add to list

Kid-friendly recipes

Nutrition & fun facts

  • We call strawberries “berries” but really they’re something called an “accessory fruit.” Accessorize your next meal with them!
  • The average American eats more than 3 pounds of fresh strawberries each year. How does your family stack up?
  • Kids love strawberries in all forms, and the fruit is loaded with vitamin C. If berry juice has stained clothing or upholstery, white vinegar is a good first step in getting the red out.

Featured vegetable of the month

fruits and veggies

Asparagus Add to list

Kid-friendly recipes

Nutrition & fun facts

  • Like onions and garlic, asparagus is a member of the lily family. Under ideal conditions, an asparagus spear can grow 10" in a single day.
  • Thick or thin stalks are just a matter of personal preference. Snap the ends off instead of cutting them, to avoid every bit of toughness.
  • The Germans have an excellent word for asparagus season: Spargelzeit! The town of Schrobenhausen even has the Spargelmuseum, known in English as the European Asparagus Museum.

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