Fresh Produce: The Kowalski's Difference

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Kowalski's Produce Department is dedicated to providing you with superior service and the highest quality produce in the market. There are five key elements of our fresh produce program: Quality & Freshness, Customer Service, Selection, Local Partners and Signature Products:

Quality & Freshness

Kowalski's seeks quality over all else, which means we buy only the highest produce grades possible. For example, while other grocers settle for U.S. Fancy grade apples, Kowalski's sources U.S. Extra Fancy apples from the best growing areas in the world, including Washington State and New Zealand. We also carry exclusive high-quality products that you can't get anywhere else, such as Cornerstone Stone Fruits. These export-grade plums, peaches and nectarines are only available at Kowalski's.

Quality also means being fresh. Our vendor partners deliver to us every day, ensuring that from field to refrigerator no produce gets there faster than the fruits and vegetables you will find at Kowalski's.

Customer Service

Choosing fresh produce at Kowalski's is also easier because we stock our selections all day long as new shipments arrive. Our trained staff of produce professionals ensures that only the most perfect pieces are on the sales floor at all times. Because produce is one of the most highly perishable products we sell, we monitor our selection constantly, removing any selections that do not meet our extremely high quality standards. Our friendly produce staff not only has years of experience, but they genuinely love farm-fresh vegetables and fruits and are a super resource for selecting, storing and preparing your purchases.


Kowalski's strives to offer a produce selection that meets all of our customers' needs. In addition to all manner of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables, we aim to offer an organic option whenever our high product standards are met. We have an extensive organic section with one of the highest variety counts in the Twin Cities. We are also proud to offer many non-GMO choices as well as pesticide-free, hydroponic and soil-free selections that may not be eligible for certified organic inspection and certification. Unique new varietals, exclusive crops and rare tropicals are in the mix, too.

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Introducing A Guide to Kowalski's Fresh Produce

Our newest departmental guidebook is a useful tool this season and all year long. A Guide to Kowalski's Fresh Produce includes cooking guidance and advice for preparing almost any type of vegetable, plus shopping and storage tips and tons of our favorite seasonal produce recipes.

Pick up a free copy in store or read online to learn more about the five keys to our fresh produce program: Quality & Freshness, Customer Service, Selection, Local Partners and Signature Products.

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Special thanks to our Produce Department partners who sponsored A Guide to Kowalski's Produce, Russ Davis Wholesale and J&J Distributing.