Marc's partners with some of the best growers in Ohio and our neighboring states. Brenckle Farms, Wiers Farms, Darr Farms, McMasters Farm, Green City Growers, Holthouse Farms & Michael Farms, just to name a few.
We buy our products from growers that have strict food safety protocols in place on the farm, in the packing house, at the storage facility and on the delivery truck.
Fresh from the farm to our stores
Operating our own facility allows us to react quickly to the needs of the growers and deliver the freshest, highest quality fruits and vegetables directly to Marc’s shoppers.
Marc's is a member of the Produce Marketing Association's Gold Circle Campaign for Food Safety; this foundation is a consortium of wholesalers, retailers and growers throughout the Produce Industry that have made a genuine extra effort to always provide their customers with safe and delicious quality produce.
How to enjoy fresh produce safely.
As part of a healthy diet, fresh fruits and vegetables can help your body fight diseases and pathogens. Knowing the proper way to clean your fruits and vegetables is an important step before safe consumption.
According to the U.S. FDA, it is critical to follow the four key steps of food safety to prevent food borne illness:
When preparing fresh produce, begin with clean hands: wash your hands for at least 30 seconds with soap and warm water before and after preparation. Clean all surfaces and utensils with hot water and soap, including cutting boards and knives, before and after preparing fresh fruits and vegetables.
Just before use, rinse under running water only the fruits and vegetables you plan to eat (including those with skins or rinds that are not eaten, such as avocados). Firm-skinned fruits and vegetables should be rubbed by hand or scrubbed with a clean brush while rinsing under running tap water. Dry your rinsed fruits and vegetables with a clean cloth or paper towel.
In your shopping cart and in bags at checkout, separate fresh fruit and vegetables from household chemicals and raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs. Keep produce separated this way in your refrigerator and when preparing food.
Keep your refrigerator at or below 40° F. Refrigerate all cut, peeled, and/or cooked fresh fruits and vegetables within two hours of preparing to prevent bacteria growth.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Sales of the Week!
2 for $5.00
10 for $10
3 for $10
Prices are valid 1/20/21 thru 1/26/21. Prices and availability may vary by location.