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 →
The 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 →
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.
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!
After our long and cold winter months, it’s refreshing to feel the warmer, sunny days that lie ahead. For me personally, I feel so much more motivated and energized when the weather changes for the better – got a little more spring in my step! This may be true for many of you as spring-cleaning begins and the patio furniture and BBQs get ready for the summer season. Get-togethers and entertaining are on the rise, and you know what that means? It is the kick-off to cheese boards galore. Here are 4 great varieties to try.
Here at Vince’s Market, we are eagerly anticipating some more mild and warm weather to help kickstart the Ontario growing season. The longer days have allowed for Ontario greenhouse growers to begin producing vegetables and this year we have one really fantastic surprise – April Strawberries!
Easter is our favourite holiday of the year as it signals the definitive end to winter and beginning of spring. We welcome the return to greenhouse grown Ontario products and the start of the local Foodland Ontario offering. Stay tuned for a seasonal produce update from Carmen in next week’s blog! As always, all Vince’s Market locations are open this holiday Easter Sunday until 5pm!
At Vince’s Market, we recognize the need to bring our customers healthy, fresh and tasty prepared meal solutions. Everyone is stretched for time, and the supermarket is the perfect place to grab a quick hot meal or something that can be reheated and served to the hungry family quickly. Recognizing this, Vince’s went on the search for an Executive Chef who had the experience and knowledge to bring new and fresh flavours to Vince’s Market Prepared Foods offering. We are pleased to introduce Chef Michael Wood!
A fantastic addition to the management team at Vince’s Market, Michael brings extensive experience and skill to our group. Please read on for a personal message from Michael and to get to know his background better. Continue reading →
Spring is a rebirth of many sorts. Flowers begin to bloom, fingers begin to thaw, and fresh ideas in the grocery department come to life. Here at Vince’s Market we strive to exceed customer needs and are constantly looking to bring in and experiment with new innovation. Recently, we underwent a transformation in our grocery department in our locations specifically to increase the offerings in our healthy snack category.
An increased focus on items customers are looking for and talking about have made their way into our grocery lineups with supporting sale pricing to encourage our customers to try something different! Continue reading →
The Ontario Food Terminal is a chilly place at 5 a.m. this time of year, but that does not stop the daily movement of produce in and out from all over the world. During the winter months, our seasonal produce update is here to help you identify which products are in their prime season from around the world. Hopefully, this will provide you with some inspiration to include fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily meal planning. Here is our February update from Carmen here at Vince’s Market.