It sure has been one long, frigid winter – the coldest I can remember in many years and has had somewhat of an impact on Ontario Greenhouse Growers. The lack of sunlight and consistent cold spells has made it a challenge to get the greenhouses producing, but we are now seeing the fruits of their labour. Here is a summary of the seasonal produce available right now In our Vince’s Market stores.
We now have Ontario English Cucumbers (baby English and full English) and Ontario Rhubarb. In the next week we expect to see the tomatoe varieties begin (Cluster & Hot House) followed by all bell pepper varieties (red, yellow, orange and green).
Even though we are living through this barren winter, the rest of the world is producing in-season produce that is full of nutrients and taste. Take advantage of our ability to source these products so you can enjoy balanced meals.
Our neighbours to the south have some in-season products that are peaking at this time. California and Mexico are producing tender Asparagus. California Naval Oranges are at peak season – this is the best time of year for taste, texture and price. Fresh ripe Strawberries are coming in regularly from California and Florida and are also coming into the peak growing season for these regions.
For all those meat and potato lovers out there, the first crop of New White and Red Potatoes (large and mini varieties) are now in at all Vince’s locations. Fantastic bright colours and full taste.
Chili is providing all our favourite summer fruits. They have had great weather leading to excellent sugar content in all varieties of grapes. We have had the best quality Nectarines we have seen in many years from Chili and are seeing new varieties of sweet plums every week. This is your chance to get the best quality soft fruits until the spring when the season shift back to North America.
I highly suggest trying a new mandarin orange variety – the Orri Mandarin Orange from Israel is a fantastic super sweet product that is seedless. This has become a personal favourite.
Come on in and try some of these fantastic products. We look forward to welcoming you into our stores! Don’t forget to give us some feedback and leave a link back to your own blog too if you have one, via the commentluv feature here on the site.
Here at Vince’s Market, we pride ourselves on offering our customers the highest level of quality and freshness, consistently… every day. To that end, we decided to create our own line of grocery items called Vince’s Own. We wanted the line to match the values that we instil in our business every day so we sourced a local producer who specializes in creating all-natural, preservative free, and artisan products.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Vince’s Market! Cheers to a day of chocolate, flowers and romantic cards galore. Personally, I never understood the purpose of this holiday. I just went along with it and felt extra love on this day.
Vince’s Market is very proud to announce we have been awarded The Era Banner Reader’s Choice Awards as follows: • 1st place – Fresh Fruit & Vegetables (18th year running!) • 2nd place- Specialty Grocery Story • 3rd place – Health Food Store • 3rd place – Organic Store
The big Super Bowl game is this Sunday and Vince’s Market has everything you need to make hosting quick and painless. Whether you are a fan or not, the Super Bowl has a tendency to bring the whole family together to participate in the festivities.
It seems like after the holidays it is most people’s resolution to eat better, start exercising and generally get into better overall physical health however, it can be tough if you set unreasonable goals for yourself. I tend to see a lot of people start out with crash diets, 7 days a week in the gym and after a few weeks of constant cravings and feeling so sore from all the new physical activity, most just give up.
I always love the beginning of a New Year; to me it is sort of like a rebirth of body, mind and spirit like a New Year, new you! It allows us the opportunity to reflect on what the previous year taught us and to be our best selves possible in the year to come. Body, mind and spirit are all interdependent.
Happy New Year from all of us here at Vince’s Market! We hope the holiday season was safe and memorable for you and your families. The frigid weather made for some treacherous conditions, but also some of the most beautiful landscapes. We hope your traditions were not affected by any loss of power. Many people actually commented it was the best Christmas in years, as the lack of power led to better quality family time without distractions.
As the family gatherings and overeating come to a close, many of us turn our focus to healthy living in 2014. With the best of intentions, we begin making more health conscious food decisions. This often means less eating out, eating more fruits and veggies and cutting down on high sugar items.
The year has flown by and at this time of year we celebrate the holidays and reminisce about the past and all that has transpired. At Vince’s Market, we are so very grateful to have been supported by our amazing customers and vendors. We think back to our roots and where we have come from. It doesn’t seem that long ago that Vince’s was being operated as a small fruit stand in Sharon, ON with a tin roof and dirt floor. 2014 is a very special year as it signifies the 25th anniversary of the Sharon store, 15th anniversary of Vince’s Newmarket and 5th anniversary of Vince’s Uxbridge. Continue reading →
We are hard at work at Vince’s Market preparing our stores for the holiday season rush. It is a great time of year to celebrate with family and friends the joy that Christmas brings and where we are reminded of the simple pleasures in giving and receiving gifts, in sharing a family meal and in spending time with those we hold most dear. Continue reading →