What’s LOCAL in Store at Vince’s Market

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Vince’s Market is proud to be a supporter of LOCAL products and suppliers year round. There is no better time than right now to be enjoying all that our great local farmers are providing in the produce department. At this point in the season, the majority of our produce department is now Ontario. It would be quicker if I provided a list of what is not local produce, but in an effort to help you identify just how much variety is available in our stores, I’ll go area by area on what is in season.

On the Wet Counter:

In the refrigerated wet counters, almost all the green vegetables are Ontario sourced. Things like:

  • Romaine, head, green leaf and red leaf lettuces
  • Radishes
  • Escarole
  • Kale
  • Swiss chard
  • Beets (red & orange)
  • Celery
  • Bokchoy
  • Cabbage (all types)
  • Green onions

Pretty much everything except fennel and rapini are coming from Ontario right now.

In the Bean Aisle:

  • Green, wax, and runner. Fava as available
  • Sweet Peas
  • Green & yellow zucchini
  • Eggplant

Specialty beans like romano should be in within the next few weeks. Turnip, parsnips, broccoli and cauliflower are all Ontario right now and really beautiful.

In the Pepper Aisle:

  • Red, yellow, and orange. Green from the field
  • Cucumbers, mini cucumbers.

Red Shepherds and Hungarian peppers are on their way – should be in within the next few weeks.

Tomatoes:

  • Beefsteak, field, cherry, grape cherry, compari, and terrano tomatoes are all in stock.

Pickling Items:

Wide variety of sizes in beets and dill cucumbers are now available!

Everything Fruit:

  • Ontario musk melons, cantaloupes
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Sugar plums
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries

We anticipate the second batch of Ontario Strawberries to begin any day now. Stay tuned for updates on our Facebook page when they do become available again.

Prepared Produce:  (all prepared with Ontario produce)

  • Shredded coleslaw
  • Cut celery
  • Stir fry mix
  • Bean sprouts
  • Vegetable medley

We look forward to welcoming you into the store and as always we welcome your feedback. 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,

Giancarlo

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