Happy Birthday Canada from Everyone at Vince’s Market!!

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Happy Birthday Canada!! Whether you are sitting at the end of the dock with your feet in the water, enjoying a campfire with friends, or simply enjoying the sunshine in your own unique way, Canada Day is about celebrating what we are all so fortunate to have in this great country of ours. And, celebrating is what we do best at Vince’s Market, as all three of our location are OPEN on Canada Day from 8 – 6pm!

When you think back about Canada Day celebrations in the past, food has likely been a part of the celebration along with family and friends. Fresh Ontario Strawberries are available along with many leaf vegetables for salads now as well. While the Ontario produce season has been lengthened with Greenhouses becoming more of the norm, it is this time of year that we truly get the opportunity for what Ontario has to offer by way of nutrient rich, fresh vegetables.

As well, Canada Day is traditionally the biggest barbecuing day of the entire year. We have you covered from grilling vegetables, fresh seafood, antibiotic-free hormone free pork, locally raised poultry, Vince’s Market Own Signature products such as cured porkloin rolled in cornmeal, souvlaki, and of course Vince’s Market Hand Selected Aged Beef.

Lastly, while not in season quite yet in Ontario, Fresh Peaches and Cream Corn, Sweet Californian Cherries, and Fresh Juicy Watermelons are a must this Canada Day.

Whether you are celebrating on Wednesday, taking this weekend, or starting some down time next week, enjoy safely and responsibly!

Happy Birthday Canada from all of us here at Vince’s Market!! What have you got planned this Canada Day? We’d love to hear from you! You can leave a comment right here on the site or head on over and join in the conversation on Facebook (remember to ‘Like’ the page) and Twitter – (don’t forget to follow us there too).

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Until next time,

Brian

Vince’s Market Seasonal Produce Update – Ontario Field Produce Is In!!

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At Vince’s Market, as soon as local Ontario produce is available we bring it in and support our local farmers! No different this year and are pleased to say that we have a large selection of produce now available from the local growing region. Enjoy this wonderful offering of nutritious, tasty produce with more to come in the following few weeks! Below are 5 locally grown products available now to try! Continue reading

Bringing Ontario Products to your Plate – 7 Great Ideas

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Isn’t it great living in Ontario and having awesome local farmers who can deliver such a vast variety of fruit and vegetables to our plate?  This time of year as our farmers fields start to grow, so do our options on what’s available to come to our tables. We’ve got our core or staples items such as Carrots, Potatoes, Onions available year round.  But do you ever get tired of the same old carrot sticks, boiled carrots, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes or what to do with that white onion other than putting it into soups or stews?  Below are 7 great ideas to spice up some of the basics. Continue reading

Choose Ontario Foods for Your Plate – Local Food Week

I Love Local Toronto 2015

When you choose local foods for your plate at grocery stores, restaurants and markets, you’re getting delicious food that is good for you, your family, local farmers and the local economy. Savour the good things grown, harvested and made in Ontario during ‘Local Food Week‘ June 1 to 7, 2015. Visit the site to find a range of activities this weekend that celebrate Ontario growers and Ontario foods. Follow #LoveONTfood on Twitter. At Vince’s Market, We Love Local! Continue reading

Vince’s Market Asks – What’s for Dinner?

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The last weekend of May is traditionally the time that we can know with confidence that the risk of frost in the mornings has disappeared, and flowers and plants will be safe for planting and decorating outside of our houses. That means this weekend is the busiest weekend of the year for gardening, lawn maintenance, and generally working outdoors on our homes. This in turn translates into last minute decision making on weekend dinners with the family. Before you know it, with the days continuing to be longer, you will be working outside and realize that it is already 5pm and you haven’t decided yet what to do for dinner. Continue reading

Ontario Aspargus is Here! – Seasonal Produce Update from Carmen        

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The Ontario Food Terminal has sprung to life as new growing seasons have commenced with our favourites. We are happy to report that Ontario Asparagus is now at all Vince’s locations and that is normally an indication that the growing season is about to explode with variety. Stay tuned for more updates soon on what is coming into your local Vince’s.

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Victoria Day Weekend, the Unofficial Start to Summer!

victoria day Vince's MarketThe history of celebrating Victoria Day began with the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). May 24, Queen Victoria’s birthday, was declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845. After Confederation, the Queen’s birthday was celebrated every year on May 24 unless that date was a Sunday, in which case a proclamation was issued providing for the celebration on May 25. After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, an Act was passed by the Parliament of Canada establishing a legal holiday on May 24 in each year (or May 25 if May 24 fell on a Sunday) under the name Victoria Day. An amendment to the Statutes of Canada in 1952 established the celebration of Victoria Day on the Monday preceding May 25. With the recent birth of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (Charlotte Elizabeth Diana), it is nice to remember the context in which we enjoy this holiday long weekend and the unofficial start to summer! Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Vince’s Market

Mother's Day at Vince's Market Mother’s day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is that one special day that only comes around once a year, that makes us all stop and think about how much our mothers, grandmothers and wives have done and continue to do for us.

The incredible weather that is upon us this weekend will push us to firing up the grill. Take some time and plan things out, so you can pull off the feast that you intend.

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Choosing the Right Steak for You

butcher Uxbridge Newmarket Sharon Ontario Every spring, we anticipate the sun and nice weather coming with such excitement. This year, the anticipation seems so much more because of the rough winter we have all had. The first weekend of May is finally the time where we can all exhale and know that it is ok to finally clean out the BBQ, and know that summer parties are just around the corner. In this blog we’ll discuss how to choose the “right” steak for you.

 

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Try Something New from Ontario Greenhouses

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Every year we welcome new and innovative products coming straight out of Ontario greenhouses. The increased space and controlled environment allows for Ontario growers to try tasty varieties that would otherwise be too challenging to grow in the fields. We encourage you to try something new!

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