While the rest of the world sleeps, our produce buyers begin their daily treasure hunt for the freshest and finest produce that has ever graced your table. In the season, the activities at the farmers market begin around midnight and at the produce terminal very soon after. By the light of day our choices are made and products are moving to our stores.

We know that there is not another department that puts our reputation on the line like fresh produce. It must be the highest quality, competitively priced with the variety that keeps our customers coming back week after week and our competition trying to imitate but never duplicate.

Today we are immersed in a global market place. Produce arrives daily from all corners of the world. From the citrus groves of South Africa and Australia to the Pacific Coast and the fields of cauliflower. Our produce buyers know and choose the best, whether it’s traditional, organic or hard to find produce items.

Then there is Michigan, nothing compares to the fresh picked Michigan corn still steaming as it arrives at our stores, tall & tender asparagus from Grand Traverse Bay or the crunch of frost kissed Michigan apples from Charlevoix. Right in our own backyard there are sweet strawberries, raspberries, cauliflower, peppers and the list goes on.

Join all of us here at Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Markets in supporting Michigan and its many family farms!