C'ville Market works in conjunction with Cavalier Produce to bring fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to our customers at the most reasonable prices in town. Knowing what is in season, as well as knowing where to get the best produce that is not available locally is the key to our success. Check the list below to see what we have available at C'ville Market. If you want an item you don't see, we encourage you to ask about it.
Apples: The local apple market has come to a halt for the summer, until we see the harvests begin again in late August and early September. In the meantime we have some apples left from Washington state harvests. Fall through Spring is really apple time in Virginia.
Head & Crown Produce: We always have a wonderful mix of leafy lettuces and crown vegetables. Our lettuce varieties include iceberg, red and green leaf, Boston leaf, Romaine, Arugula, Spring Mix, Belgian endive, baby spinach, and upon request, escarole and watercress. Crown and specialty produce inventory includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, red cabbage, Napa cabbage, Savoy cabbage, Bok Choy, and baby Bok Choy. Rapini, also known as Broccoli Rabe, is available upon request.
Herbs: Your home cooking is not complete without an assortment of fresh herbs. Find dill, basil, chive, bay leaf, oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, tarragon, cilantro, parsley, and marjoram at C'ville Market.
Peppers: Used in so many dishes both domestic and international, peppers from sweet bell to spicy hot are always at C'ville Market. Available now are red, yellow, and green bell, jalapeño, Anaheim, Cubanelle, Pablanos, Serrano, and upon request, habanera peppers.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are always a staple at C'ville Market, and in the summer local tomatoes take the place of our local apples. In early summer Virginia Hanover tomatoes arrive from the sandy soils of the Piedmont region. Throughout the year we have Roma tomatoes, tomatoes on-the-vine, large slicing tomatoes, tomatillos, grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and yellow and green tomatoes upon request.
Greens: Collard and Kale are almost always available at C'ville Market. Mustard and turnip greens are also seasonally available.
Root vegetables: C'ville Market has a variety of potatoes, including white, "A" red potatoes, new red potatoes, fingerlings, russet, organic russet, Yukon gold, and local sweet potatoes. Other root vegetables available include baby carrots, carrots, organic carrots, parsnips, radishes, Daikon radishes, beets, yucca, celery root, ginger, and upon request, horseradish and salsify (oyster root).
Onions: We offer a variety of onions including white, yellow, red, and in the summer we have Vidalia onions. We also have shallots, Cippolinis, pearl onions, scallions, and leeks.
Squash: We always have a variety of squash at C'ville Market and the spring and summer months bring us the local harvests. Amongst the choices we get yellow squash, zucchini, acorn squash, butternut squash, eggplant, and spaghetti squash.
Miscellaneous vegetables: Spring and summer bring us the wonderful crop vegetables like corn on the cob. Local corn is in, as well as green beans, sugar snap peas, and snow peas.
Mushrooms: C'ville Market always has a nice variety of mushrooms in our cold room. We currently have Shiitake, Portobello, and Crimini mushrooms to name a few. Our mushrooms are popular as a hearty ingredient for vegan dishes or as flavor enhancers for soups, sauces, and salads.
Pears: We try to find the highest quality and best prices on pears, and we usually have Red, Bartlett and Bosc pears throughout the year. We also carry other varieties when the market allows, and right now we have D'Anjou pears.
Citrus: Whether they are from Florida or sunny California, we always have a bright assortment of citrus offerings. Right now C'ville Market has Florida Valencia oranges, Florida juice oranges, Florida pink grapefruit, lemons, and limes.
Melons & Specialty Fruits: Melons prices soften up in the summer, and we bring in and sell loads of seedless and large seeded watermelons. We sell ice cold cut melon, ready-to-eat. We always have cantaloupe and honeydew melons. We also have specialty fruits such as coconut, pineapple, mango, papaya, organic bananas, bananas, plantains, and avocados.
Berries: The berry season is upon us! Look for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in spring and summer.
Grapes: The grape market doesn't flow steady until May-August, so most of our grapes come from Chile and south of the border until then. We look forward to the California grape market later this summer. We carry red, white, green, and seedless grapes as the market allows.
We proudly work with many local farms.
Click the links below to learn about just a few of our favorite suppliers.
Dickie Bros. Orchard – A drive down 29 south will be worth the trip for both the scenery and the visit to the family owned Dickie Brothers Orchard.
Hartland Farms – This working family farm supplies everything from apples and pumpkins to honey and Christmas trees.
Crown Orchard – Families throughout the state know Crown Orchard for its famed Carter Mountain Orchard. Carter Mountain has become a multi-seasonal highlight and cherished family tradition for thousands who flock there each and every year. We are proud to offer Crown Orchard peaches, apples, and nectarines each year.
Sunnyside Farms – Located in Cumberland County, we get many fresh, local vegetables from Sunnyside Farms such as zucchini and yellow squash, green and red peppers, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes.
Dodd's Acres Farms – A very large local farm, we get everything from watermelons to eggplant from Dodd's Farms. Our customers especially love the Hanover tomatoes we promote each summer from Dodd's.
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – VDACS provides information about many of our local suppliers.