We Take Fresh Seriously
Our staff is
trained to offer you only the freshest quality produce there is. Our staff has over 70 years of
experience in buying, selling and merchandising produce. We are here to provide you with everything
you need. If you need a melon for today or tomorrow, we can pick it out for you. We are happy to
answer any questions you may have regarding produce. If we do not have it, we will gladly get it for
you, if it is in season. Organic produce is widely available as a staple item in our stores.
We also have amazingly fresh, fragrant and beautiful floral bouquets ready to surprise your
favorite someone. Looking for outdoor landscaping like potting soil, mulch, manure or sand? Our
hardware department offers these seasonally in our parking lot!
We Make Baskets to Order
Fruit and gift baskets are our specialty! Pick out a bottle of wine, cheese, candy or nut,
specialty oil and pasta, or that special item you would like in the basket, we will build
that basket for you! Available for weekend parties, sporting events, holidays — any
and every occasion.
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Wondering About Organics?
Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets.
And that has created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. On one hand, you have a conventionally
grown apple. On the other, you have one that’s organic. Both apples are firm, shiny and red.
Both provide vitamins and fiber, and both are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. Which should you
Conventionally grown produce generally costs less, but is organic food safer or more nutritious?
Get the facts before you shop.
Conventional vs. organic farming
The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products,
such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed
to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and
meat don’t use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease.
For example, rather than using chemical weed killers, organic farmers may conduct more sophisticated
crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay.
Here are some key differences between conventional farming and organic farming:
|Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth
||Apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants
|Spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease
||Spray pesticides from natural sources; use beneficial insects and birds, mating
disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease
|Use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds
||Use environmentally–generated plant–killing compounds; rotate crops, till,
hand weed or mulch to manage weeds
|Give animals antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to prevent disease and spur
||Give animals organic feed and allow them access to the outdoors. Use preventive
measures, such as rotational grazing, a balanced diet and clean housing, to help
For the freshest quality produce and the best service there is to offer, Bassett’s Produce is the place to shop