This is part of a series of posts on grocery stores that I have been to and would recommend to those that live in the area to check them out.
The Produce Station opened for business in July of 1986 on State Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan not far from the University of Michigan campus. It is a small market that offers a selection of high quality fruits and vegetables with plenty of samples to try. If something isn't available for you to sample, just ask an employee and that will do their best to meet your needs. I heard one of the employers tell a customer, that they would rather you spit out the food in the store than take it home and throw it out. Unlike the mega marts, these employees know their stuff.
Produce Station is more than just great produce. They also have a cheese and wine section. They have a bakery that includes breads from Zingerman's Bakehouse. They also have a hot food bar that changes everyday. They have a covered outdoor setting area for you to enjoy that food. They also carry some meat, gelato, and a fantastic selection of unique carbonated drinks and flavored waters.
Another thing to watch for is during the gardening season, they have a huge selection of plants including vegetables and herbs. In the past, they have offered gardening classes.
If you are looking for the cheapest deal in town, than this isn't the place to go, but if you are looking for quality and friendly service, than check out the Produce Station. Your taste buds will thank you.