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Citrus Season

The weather outside may say winter, but our Produce Department screams summer thanks to a sea of fresh, in-season citrus! Citrus season is back at Heinen’s and we cannot wait for you to take a bite out of our endless assortment. Whether you’re craving the classics or looking to step outside of your comfort zone with our unique varieties, there is something vibrant for everyone to discover!

Make the most of citrus season by participating in our Citrus Recipe Challenge, watching our helpful tutorials or whipping up one of our favorite recipes!

Enter to Win our Citrus Season Recipe Challenge

You’ve seen our citrus selection, now it’s time for a taste! From lemons and limes to oranges and grapefruits, get creative with citrus by entering our Citrus Season Recipe Challenge, in partnership with Melissa’s Produce, for a chance to win an assortment of incredible prizes.

Entering is Easy!

  1. Choose one of our three favorite citrus-inspired recipes from the list below:
    Creamy Lemon Baked Ziti
    Citrus Salad-Stuffed Avocados
    Key Lime Bars with Tropical Nut Crust
  2. Make the recipe at home.
  3. Take a picture of the completed recipe and submit it in the comments of the Citrus Season Recipe Challenge post on Heinen’s Facebook or email it to by Monday, March 1, 2021.

Five winners will be randomly selected and receive exclusive prizes shipped directly to their homes. One grand prize winner will receive a Cuisinart Juicer, Melissa’s Produce Citrus Crate and $100 Heinen’s Gift Card. The four runners-up will each receive a Melissa’s Produce Citrus Crate and $50 Heinen’s Gift Card.

Citrus Season Virtual Tasting

The best way to discover your favorite citrus is to taste it! Help us kick off our annual Zest Fest celebration by joining the experts from Melissa’s Produce live on Heinen’s Facebook on February 19th as they taste and discuss the hand-selected assortment of delicious citrus on our Season’s Sweetest Citrus Tray, available for purchase in-store.
Featured Citrus Includes:

  • Cara Cara Oranges
  • Blood Oranges
  • Sumo Oranges
  • Shasta Gold Tangerines
  • Neapolitans
Sliced Oranges, Grapefruits and Limes

Food is Medicine: The Health Benefits of Citrus Fruit

We’ve always believed that fresh food is the best medicine! Vibrant and refreshing, you’ll be amazed at how many good-for-you nutrients are packed into your citrus favorites. Get inspired to be your best self and turn your next shopping list into a prescription for citrus.

Get the Most out of Citrus Season

Whether you’re using seasonal citrus for cooking, baking or snacking, it’s important to know the easiest and safest methods for getting ahold of the delicious zest and juicy inner fruit. Brush up on your zesting and segmenting skills with these helpful chef-inspired tips and tricks!

How to Zest Citrus

What’s on the outside of citrus fruit is just as important as what’s on the inside. No matter what tools you have on hand, this tutorial makes zesting citrus easy!

How to Segment Citrus

From grapefruits and oranges to lemons and limes, segmenting is the best and easiest way to serve your favorite citrus fruit. All you need is a sharp paring knife to get started.

Ceviche & Citrus Herb Butter

Citrus Season Must-Haves

If you have fresh citrus, do something delicious with it! This simple Citrus Butter and Shrimp Ceviche are seasonal essentials that can be prepped ahead and added to meals and appetizers for an irresistible pop of flavor.

Citrus Season Recipe Inspiration

White Pizza with Broccoli and Meyer Lemon

Add a sweet and sour punch to pizza night with this grown-up spin on white pizza featuring broccoli, fontina cheese and sliced Meyer lemon.

Winter Citrus Poppy Seed Bread

With lots of fresh lemon and orange zest, citrus juice and a flavorful glaze, this bread is a tasty breakfast, snack or sweet treat.

Orange Crème Brûlée

Made from a classic vanilla cream with a bright touch from Cara Cara oranges, this Orange Crème Brûlée is worthy of five stars!

Pink Lady Grapefruit

With fresh pink grapefruit juice, lemon juice and orange liquor, this Pink Lady Grapefruit Cocktail screams citrus season from the first sip!

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