Vince’s Market Visits Certified Organic Poultry Supplier Yorkshire Valley Farms

Yorkshire Valley Farms

Join Brian Johns from Vince’s Market as he visits supplier Yorkshire Valley Farms in Peterborough, Ontario to discuss their certified organic Poultry Business. These animals are fed with organic grain with no medicines or antibiotics, chemicals, herbicides or pesticides. This feed is non GMO and contains no animal by products. The chickens are housed in un-crowded, modern barns with natural light and ventilation and have access to outdoor pastureland.

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Giancarlo

16 Apple Varieties Available Here at Vince’s Market

It’s apple season! Did you know that apples are part of the rose family? Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber which make them a great go-to ingredient or snack.  We often get asked about the best use of different types of apples, so we thought we would share this great reference guide to 16 varieties of Ontario apples that Vince’s Market carries.

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8 Ways to Build a Healthy & Nutritious Food Pantry

Last week we shared with you some healthy school snacks and lunch ideas for our children. The foundation of preparing nutritious meals starts with a fully loaded pantry and having all the essentials on hand. We understand that it can be somewhat overwhelming for those who are trying to adapt to a healthier lifestyle. We are here to provide a base for you to work off of so here are 8 ways to begin building a healthy and nutritious food pantry that will make your transition into healthy eating smooth and seamless.

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Back to School Healthy Eating

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Farewell to summer and hello fall! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was writing a blog on school being out for the summer. We are now in the week where many North American households are preparing for back-to-school, including; planning school lunches, purchasing new school supplies, clothing and accessories. Kids all across the country are anxious to reconvene with their friends.

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Vince’s Market Wishes you Happy Labour Day Weekend – We’re Open!

fresh produce Ontario Happy Labour Day weekend from all of us at Vince’s Market - we are open and ready to serve you! The summer air is slowly turning cooler and the kids are dreading that first day back to school. As our everyday routines begin to change, so do our eating and food preparation habits. While we may be able to sneak in a few more nights of BBQ, cooking meals in the oven or on the stove top isn’t far off.

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5 Helpful Tips for Great Back to School Sandwich Making

sandwich making tips The Sandwich has a very special place in many people’s hearts. Each of us has a particular favourite – a combination that is exclusive to their tastes and style. Maybe it is a hot sandwich served on a classic French roll or a fresh deli sliced turkey on your favourite multigrain sliced bread. With back to school right around the corner, here are 5 helpful tips to make sure you get your quick snack or lunchtime meal just right.

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10 Tips on How to Make Great Jam

how to make jam Last week we discussed vegetable pickling; this week we tackle the art of making jam. With fresh Ontario soft fruit now in season, as well as Wild Ontario Blueberries and other seasonal delights, we often get approached with questions about how to make your own preservatives and jam. You know, making jam was once a great way to use up second-rate fruit from your garden or to use up large quantities of fruit that was bound for the waste bin or the compost. This has often left the misconception that you should just use second-rate fruit for jamming. You can indeed make jam from less than perfect fruit, but the reality is that poor quality fruit makes poor quality jam. Below are 10 tips on making a great jam.

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The Ins and Outs of Food Preservation

food preservation Refrigeration and freezing are probably the most popular forms of food preservation in use today and these techniques can be used on almost all foods. In the case of refrigeration, the idea is to slow bacterial action so that it takes food much longer to spoil. This will make your food last a week or two rather than half a day and has no effect on a food’s taste or texture. In the case of freezing, the idea is to stop bacterial action altogether and frozen bacteria are completely inactive. In general, freezing has minimal effects on vegetables, but often completely changes fruit to become very mushy. Refrigeration’s minimal effects account for its wide popularity.

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August Civic Holiday Seasonal Produce Update from Vince’s Market

 

fresh wild bluberries Sharon Newmarket Uxbridge Happy August Civic Long Weekend from all of us at Vince’s Market! Here is the seasonal produce update from Carmen. We are right in the middle of Ontario produce season and I am happy to provide you with an update from the Ontario Food Terminal and from our stores. We have had some outstanding farmers producing fantastic fruit and vegetables for us and hope you have enjoyed the products we have sourced.

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Try Vince’s Market’s Marinated and Freshly Prepared Meats!

 

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Brian Johns, Vince’s Market

When I think of ‘unique’, ‘tasty’, and ‘Vince’s, I think of the fresh prepared meats we carry in all three of our locations like our made in-house delicious complement of marinated meats packed with flavour that are ready to be grilled right out of the package. This allows for the convenience we all need when hosting friends and family or just preparing something for ourselves.

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