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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 provided by our partners at Melissa’s Produce! 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 watching our helpful tutorials or whipping up one of our favorite recipes!

Citrus Season Recipe Challenge Giveaway Basket

Enter to Win our Citrus Season Recipe Challenge

There’s no better time to expand your palate than when our favorite citrus reaches peak freshness! At Heinen’s, we strive to source the best quality and variety of produce, and while we will always admire the classic orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime, there’s so much more citrus to uncover!

Step outside of your citrus comfort zone, discover a new favorite fruit and enter for a chance to win an assortment of incredible prizes during our Citrus Season Recipe Challenge, in partnership with Melissa’s Produce.

Entering is Easy!

  1. Pick up any of the citrus below during your next trip to Heinen’s.
    • Sumo Orange
    • Blood Orange
    • Ojai Pixie Tangerine
    • Meyer Lemon
  2. Use this citrus selection in a recipe at home. Don’t be intimidated! Your recipe can be as simple as a citrus salad, or as complicated as a citrus Crème Brûlée! You can find recipe inspiration at the bottom of this page.
  3. Take a picture of the completed recipe and submit it by Monday, March 7, 2022 using the link below.

Twenty three (23) winners will be randomly selected to win exclusive prizes. Three (3) grand prize winners will receive a Cuisinart Juicer and fresh Heinen’s citrus basket. Twenty (20) additional winners will receive a fresh Heinen’s citrus basket.

Winners must be from OH or IL. Heinen’s associates, vendors and affiliates are ineligible to win.

Fresh Citrus Discoveries

To truly enjoy our fresh assortment of seasonal citrus, it is crucial to know where they came from, how they taste and how to use them before ever taking the first bite! Prepare for your next citrus excursion by learning about a few of our unique finds that we recommend trying while the season is ripe!

Everyday Uses for Fresh Citrus

Citrus was made for much more than simple snacking! From pairing with seafood and mixing into mimosas, to bolstering health and wellness and even cleaning your home, discover how to make citrus a part of your everyday life.

Citrus and Seafood: Your Guide to the Perfect Pairings

With an impressive assortment of fresh citrus and seafood available at Heinen’s, the possibilities for delicious dishes are endless! If fish is a common feature on your weekly menu, or if you just love citrus and seafood, check out this helpful, chef-created pairing guide with easy recipes

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.

How to Mix the Perfect Mimosa

There’s more to the average mimosa than you might think! From picking the perfect sparkler to measuring the right ratio of juice to bubbles, discover our expert-recommended ingredients and tips for making the perfect mimosa.

10 Ways to Clean and Freshen Your Home with Citrus

Citrus fruits are versatile foods that double as powerful natural cleaning agents. Discover 10 chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your home with peak season citrus!

Get the Most out of Fresh Citrus

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.

Citrus Season Recipe Inspiration

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