One of my favorite places to visit and shop is Royce's Twin City Produce for the absolute freshest produce.

Not only do I love to shop at Royce's, Delores always has a smile and I love the samples of fresh fruit always available.

After 70 years of service to the Bismarck-Mandan area, Royce's Produce is shutting the doors on October 15th according to their Facebook page.

Delores Royce-Castille took over the day to day operations from her parents 25 years ago. It's always nice to talk to Delores about the early days when her parents ran the operation. She speaks of those days with so much passion and emotion, speaking of the hard work and hours her parents spent building the produce stand.

Many customers like myself will miss shopping at Royce's Twin City Produce on the strip in Mandan.

If you'd like to say "thank you", Royce's will have a customer appreciation day on Friday and Saturday of this week.

Thanks, Royce's for the fresh produce and great customer service, we hate to see you leave!