Mississippi Market’s produce department provides a large selection of high quality fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on organically grown and locally produced items from small family farmers. We offer local, organic produce for everyone at a fair price. If there’s anything you’d like to try, just ask a produce team member, and we’ll be happy to cut a sample for you!
Featured Spring Produce Items
Asparagus is a much-loved spring vegetable that is incredibly versatile. This crisp veggie can be grilled, steamed, roasted, and sautéed. It goes well in soups, salads and pastas or served as a side dish to proteins like chicken, beef, fish, beans and legumes. These slender stalks are naturally low in fat, cholesterol and sodium and are a great source of vitamins, nutrients, and fiber.
Spring onions are similar to scallions but with a more intense flavor, particularly their greens. Available once a year during the spring season as opposed to year round like scallions, spring onions are planted as seedlings in late fall, overwintered, and harvested in the spring. Their bulbs are slightly larger and more robust than those of scallions and can be used for cooking in a similar manner to regular onions – raw, grilled, sautéed, or steamed. They are a great source of vitamins and nutrients and are the perfect complement to egg dishes.
These crunchy root vegetables are typically eaten raw and go well in salads and coleslaws, eaten as a healthy snack, or added to fish tacos. Their spicy taste adds a sharp, peppery kick to any meal; this flavor profile is more pronounced the closer to harvest that radishes are consumed. Radishes can also be pickled and added to things like kimchi and curtido. Similar to other spring vegetables, radishes are nutrient dense and packed full of vitamins and minerals.
Early spring is the perfect time to start thinking about your vegetable garden. Sowing your own seeds and growing plant seedlings is an easy way to save money and have a hand in the growing process from start to finish. We currently have a wonderful selection of garden seeds in stock, including organic and heirloom varieties from Prairie Road Organic Seed, High Mowing Organic Seeds, and Seed Savers Exchange, available throughout the spring growing season. Prairie Road’s seeds are sold exclusively at our West 7th store, High Mowing seeds are available at West 7th and Selby, and Seed Savers seeds are available at all three of our co-op locations.