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Produce department

The Freshest Fruits and Vegetables, Everyday!

From what's in season to your everyday favorites, Food Lion brings you only the best. The crispest apples, the ripest bananas and the brightest berries. We work hard to ensure that our produce is inspected carefully and rotated regularly delivering the freshest produce to your home.

What's In-Season?

Braeburn Apples

Braeburn apples have a richm sweet-tart spicy, high impact flavor.The Color varies from orange to red over a yellow background. Washington Consumers can purchase Washington Braeburns from October through July.

Fuji Apples

Fuji apples are immensely flavorful, big & super-sweet. The Fuji apple is known for its hard texture and syrupy sweetness. It's also excellent for baking and salads. Fujis are harvested in October and can be purchased October to August.

Gala Apples

Gala apples have pinkish-orange stripes over a yellow background. They are are crisp, aromatically-sweet & make for a snappy apple.. Gala harvest begins in the middle of August and lasts through early September. Galas are stocked September to May.

Golden Delicious Apples

Golden apples are great for eating out of hand and baking. Their flesh stays white longer thank other apples and have a mellow and sweet taste. They are known as the “all purpose apple”. Goldens are harvested in September and available all year.

Granny Smith Apples

Granny Smith apples are Green, extremely tart, crisp, juicy and versatile. Excellent for snacking, salads and baking. Warm days and cool summer nights ensure crunch and flavor for October harvest. Granny Smiths are available year round.

Honey Crisp Apples

Honeycrisp apples have a bright red and pale green outer skin. The flesh is cream colored, juicy & crisp. With a sweet yet slightly tart flavor, this variety of apple is great for salads, baking, cooking or eating as a snack.

Red Delicious Apple

Red Delicious apples are bright red, heart-shaped, & sometimes striped. Crunchy with a mildly sweet flavor, Reds are also great in salads. They’re harvested in September and October and available throughout the year.

Featured Recipes

Baked Washington Apple with Chocolate Sauce
(recipe from the Middle East)

Serves 4


Baked Washington Apple with Chocolate Sauce
Ingredients:

  • 4 Washington Golden Delicious apples, cored
  • 4 ounces bitter chocolate squares
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • 2 tbsps. unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Optional: Garnish with roasted pistachio nuts and chocolate-coated leaves
Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 oF. Place Washington apples in a baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until baked to desired doneness.
  2. In a medium pan over medium heat, stir sugar with water and corn syrup until sugar dissolves. Increase heat, bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cream and butter and stir until well-dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt. Then add chocolate and stir until melted and mixture is smooth.
  3. Decorate plate with melted chocolate and place baked apple on top. Optional: Garnish with roasted pistachio nuts and chocolate-coated leaves.



Chocolate-Coated Washington Apple
(recipe from the Middle East)

Serves 4


Chocolate-Coated Washington Apple
Ingredients:

  • 4 Large Washington Gala apples, washed
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 3 tbsps. skim milk
  • Chocolate-coated leaves to garnish (optional)
Method of Preparation:

  1. In a pan over medium heat, stir chocolate chips for a minute or until melted. Add milk and stir until mixture is smooth.
  2. Divide Washington apples in serving plates. Pour chocolate sauce over apples until covered. Sprinkle with peanuts and place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  3. Garnish with chocolate coated leaves and serve (optional)



Red Onion-Washington Apple Salad
(recipe from the Middle East)

Serves 4


Red Onion-Washington Apple Salad
Ingredients:

  • 4 cups escarole lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 4 Washington Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into rings
  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hard-boiled egg and crusty bread slices to serve (optional)
Method of Preparation:

  1. Divide lettuce into serving plates. Top with apple slices and onion rings.
  2. Mix lemon juice with vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad just before serving.
  3. Optional: Serve with hard-boiled egg and crusty bread slices. Garnish with herbs.

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