press release

July 7, 2015

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
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Giant Food Partners with Local Farmers to Bring Fresh Produce to All Giant Stores Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables from 45 Local Farms Now Available

Landover, Md. – Giant Food of Landover, Md. is pleased to announce that a diverse assortment of farm fresh local produce, from 45 area farms, is now available at all Giant stores. While customers can find many local products in Giant stores throughout the year, the summer months bring an abundance of “in season” produce items from a nearby farm. Among the local produce items currently in season and available at Giant are peaches, tomatoes, corn, watermelon, cucumbers, strawberries, kale, string beans, and many varieties of squash.

“Giant is proud to offer our customers a convenient way to purchase farm fresh fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of freshness and packed by hand nearby,” said Al Rivero, Director of Produce for Giant Food. “We embrace our responsibility to support the local economy by offering the widest selection of locally grown products possible.”

The source farm name and location will be displayed on in-store signage, allowing customers to learn more about the produce items and the local farmers being supported. For customers who want to know more, additional “Buy Local” features can be found on Giant’s website, including videos, recipes and a list of local growers. Back by popular demand, all Giant stores will feature a fun, interactive cutout in the produce department where customers are encouraged to take a “farm fresh selfie.”

Giant has been a leader in the buy local movement for many years, supporting local farmers and manufacturers in the states where Giant stores operate. For more summer recipe ideas, including ways to use your local produce, visit Savory, Fast, Fresh & Easy™ on Giant’s website.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 168 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 168 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 79 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2014, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $14.9 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide more than 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visitGiant