Ontario Goodness – Vince’s Market Produce Update from Carmen

I just want to thank all of our great customers for continuing to support our stores and fresh Ontario produce. Before there was anything called a “buy local” movement, the Ontario Food Terminal existed and stores like ours were always buying local. We love that our size and scope gives us access to the best growers and products Ontario has to offer!

The full bounty of Ontario produce is available during this time of summer.  We have already detailed in previous blogs the availability of strawberries, leaf vegetables from Riga Farms, corn and field Tomatoes.

Some peak produce items currently available:

  • Red Haven Freestone Peaches
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Vegetables
  • Pickling Items: Beets and Dill Cucumbers

If you are into canning and pickling, and require larger amounts of particular products, be sure to speak directly with the produce supervisors at the three locations: Maria or Carmen (Vince’s Sharon), Curtis (Vince’s Uxbridge) or Kwang (Vince’s Newmarket).

Next up in the market will be Prune Plums and Pears. We expect the first picks to be in our stores sometime next week. Early August apples may start as well, however the full crop offering will commence in the third to fourth week of August.

Be sure to enjoy what this great province has to offer! Before we know it, the great quality and variety of local produce will be gone for another season.

For some great seasonal ideas, check out last summer’s blog for a Gluten Free Peach Cobbler & Icy Peach Smoothie.

For a great pickled beets recipe, check out:

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Until next time,

Carmen

 

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