Written by Tyler Blance- Produce Merchandising
Local Produce in our Brand New Marshalls Creek Store!
Last week, we cut the ribbon and opened the doors of our brand new store in Marshalls Creek Pennsylvania, built in the beautiful countryside southeast of Scranton. Our Marshalls Creek store is chock full of unique items and local products, but one thing we are particularly proud of providing for our Marshalls Creek chopper shoppers is local fruits and vegetables.
Journeying through the produce department of this rural PA store, shoppers are presented with a variety of fresh, local produce from nearby areas. A. Gurda Produce, a local grower in the Middletown, NY area happily supplied us with their beautiful locally grown lettuces and radishes straight from the farm. Andy Gurda’s crops are grown in what’s known as the “Black Dirt Region” of New York State; the dark, rich soil was created at the end of the Ice Age! Talk about a throwback.
Marshalls Creek is a short drive away from the “Jersey Fresh” produce of the garden state: New Jersey. We featured a variety of Jersey Fresh items for our shoppers to explore: Blueberries grown under the popular “Top Crop” name, basil, green and yellow squash and cucumbers straight from Jersey were all on display in our colorful, freshly-stocked produce department. And to top it all off, we had a special visit from Top Crop’s own blueberry mascot and a member of the Donio farm operation!
Locally grown produce is something we take a lot of pride in supplying throughout the communities and areas we’re a part of, so we were happy to add Marshalls Creek into the mix. As for the rest of our Chopper Shoppers, the local produce season is coming into full swing, so keep an eye out for locally grown fruits and vegetables in your neighborhood Price Chopper! I’ll be updating you throughout the summer with locally grown happenings, so check back to see what’s growing on near you!