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Red Apple Marketplace is YOUR locally owned & operated, full-service grocery store, located in the heart of Ontario, OR. This community store has served as the hub of the Malheur & Payette Counties for over 50 years. Way back in the 50's it started as a Safeway Store, where ironically, the current owner's mother served as a checker. During the late 70's it was converted to the Red Apple Store and operated under that name for the next 31 years.

In 2001, it made it's transition to the Red Apple Marketplace. This name was carefully considered and selected to reflect the objectives of the store -- to be "THE" community marketplace. Red Apple Marketplace passionately supports farmers & ranchers through the purchase of their locally grown products and reselling of those hard-to-find, great tasting products to the greater Malheur & Payette County communities. This innovative, local buying process cuts our costs and saves you money. We know savings is important, equally important however, are selection and service. So many other stores today have chosen, as a cost savings, to eliminate product selection as well as service -- you've seen it with "self-checkout" lines, no baggers for your groceries (you carry them out yourself too), endlessly large stores that exhaust you, silly cards required to get discounts, the item you want no longer available. Here at the Red Apple Marketplace:

Savings + Selection + Service + Satisfaction = VALUE

the Red Apple way

We pride ourselves on providing you, our valued customer's, a superior shopping "experience". Our staff is friendly & helpful, our shelves are stocked with a large variety of products (if we don't have it, we'll do our best to get it for you), and our full-service meat and produce departments are full of locally grown products. No gimmicks, "clubs" to join, or silly cards -- Red Apple Marketplace simply offers great VALUE throughout the store. Add to that the fun we bring to the shopping experience & you get a pretty good idea of what we are all about.

In addition, hundreds of local charities, organizations, teams, and schools have benefited from donations of time, money and / or groceries as Red Apple continues to fulfill their desire to assist and support the community. Whether it's the FFA grand champion steer purchase at the fair or a silent-auction item for the school fundraiser, your neighborhood Red Apple Marketplace is the place to go. We also have special fund-raising programs in place to further assist these community organizations (see our Bakery & Deli pages for more details).

We are a mission-driven company, practicing what we preach! We often talk about our mission with our employees and strive to share it with our customers which we think has played a huge role in our success.

Our Mission:

To provide an incredibly trusted, faith based, family centered personal store:

Focused on the perfect order of great customer service, extreme pricing competitiveness, unsurpassed in providing wholesome quality of life & products, paying dignity and respect to those in need, expecting success and growth for and of the Red Apple family and entire community.


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Looking for a quick, healthy drink? Red Apple is your one-stop store for everything you need to make your own health drinks or let us make it for you. We grow our own wheat grass, use the freshest, local ingredients, and mix them right before your eyes. We've got everything from mangolicious smoothies to chai tea lattes, as well as a wide selection of coffees. Come in and let us serve you a bodacious beverage.

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