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We’ve been selling locally grown produce since the 1930s. Today, we’re buying produce from more than 150 Ohio and Illinois growers and farmers and our abundant assortment of farm-to-table produce led Heinen’s to be ranked as one of the Top 3 Grocers in the nation for produce quality and variety by Consumer Reports in 2019.

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Heinen’s Produce Department

Take one look at our produce department and you’ll know that we select the highest quality fruits and vegetables at the peak of freshness. Our produce buyers are experts at finding the finest produce locally, regionally and from around the world by forming one-on-one relationships with farmers and growers. Today, we carry more than 400 varieties of fruits and vegetables, 150 of which are fresh, USDA certified organic.

Much of our produce is found as a result of our decades-long commitment to supporting local farmers and growers. Throughout the year, we proudly offer a wide selection of local organic and other locally grown produce items from our own backyard. These partnerships guarantee products are harvested and delivered to our stores at the height of ripeness, oftentimes arriving the same day they are picked. Moreover, our commitment to building relationships means growers save the top of the crop for our customers.

Fresh Discoveries

Fresh Produce Discoveries

When you shop our Produce Department you’ll always see fruits and veggies and unique items that are hand-picked by our experts. Trying something new can be intimidating, but with the right information, these unfamiliar finds might just become your new favorite!

Midwest Grown

Heinen’s Produce Buyers Bring Home the Best

The men responsible for the annual debut of locally grown produce at Heinen’s are among the most experienced, enthusiastic and committed produce buyers in the industry.

Farm to Table Freshness with Heinen’s Local Growers

In season, locally grown produce makes up as much as 70 percent of the selection in Heinen’s produce department. The lineup of lettuces, radishes, green onions, zucchini, tomatoes, peaches, and more, represents the output of hundreds of family farms, located within the state of Ohio.

Bidding on the Best at The County Line Produce Auction

Longstanding is the perfect word to describe Heinen’s relationship with the County Line Produce Auction. For nearly 10 years, Heinen’s has worked with this local auction to bid on the best local produce. 

Meet Our Partners

We value relationships with local farms and knowing our sources. Meet our growers who provide us with the best produce.

Blackberry Baked Oatmeal

Made Fresh In-Store

We offer a wide variety of fresh ground nut butter, freshly squeezed juice, and the highest quality fruit, cut up and ready to eat.

Fruit & Gift Baskets

Our thoughtfully designed baskets make a most-appreciated gift. Whether you prefer a pre-arranged selection or a customize creation, our Produce Associates will work with you to find an option that matches your vision. Contact the Produce Department at your local Heinen’s to order your Heinen’s Fruit & Gift Baskets for any occasion throughout the year.

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