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 vegetable of the month

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Potatoes Add to list

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Nutrition & fun facts

  • The potato is native to Peru, where its cultivation dates back to 200 B. C. Spain brought two plants to Europe in the 16th century, but it didn't catch on in Europe for over a century. In the U.S., the first potato patches were planted in 1719, in New Hampshire.
  • Globally, potatoes are the fourth most important crop. Happily, they use much less water to grow than other staples like wheat, rice and corn. While Idaho grows more than other states, Washington is right behind them.
  • One medium skin-on potato provides excellent levels of vitamin C and potassium, plus small amounts of B6 and numerous minerals. As a general rule, the vitamins are in the flesh, while the fiber is in the skin.

Featured fruit of the month

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Satsumas Add to list

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Nutrition & fun facts

  • There are more than 70 varieties of satsuma, which is native to Japan. They're all nearly seedless, easy to peel and very sweet. Farmers appreciate how cold-resistant the trees are.
  • The first U.S. satsuma orchards were planted by Jesuits in Louisiana in the 18th century. They remained uncommon until the early 1920s, when their cultivation spread across the Southeast and eventually to California.
  • One average satsuma supplies more than 100 percent of a day's vitamin C requirement. They also offer small amounts of a broad variety of nutrients, particularly folate, thiamin, B6 and calcium.

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