When you enter any of our locations, one of the first things you notice, besides that great smell of food, is our produce department. The arrangement of different fruits and vegetables and colors just jump out at you and grab your attention. We at Doris Italian Market & Bakery take a great deal of pride in every aspect of our stores and our Produce Departments are no exception. Once a convenience for customers who didn't want to go to another store after us, our produce departments have become a major component to our stores. In most locations, the Produce department is our #2 or #3 department. That equates to a lot of traffic and sales for fruits & vegetables.
We wanted to recognize our Produce departments and their employees because being one of the first things a customer sees sets the mood of that consumer and a poor appearance will deter that customer from truly enjoying the shopping experience at our locations.
Well if you follow this blog, you would recall posts about our produce and information about produce which include their health benefits. Here are just a couple of items you can find in our produce departments (as well as other grocery stores). We hope to see you in our stores soon....
Eggplant:A member of the nightshade family, eggplant is related to the potato and tomato. Eggplant is actually a fruit,specifically a berry. Although the most common type is large and dark purple,eggplant comes in many sizes,shapes, and colors.The first varieties of eggplant known to English-speaking people bore colorful eggshaped fruits,thus the name eggplant.