Molinaro’s has been in business for over 50 years, specializing in customized deli and frozen pizza programs for many small and large retail chains. The core items they produce are fully topped pizzas and pizza crusts, calzones, pizza kits and specialty breads, such as foccacia and flatbreads. All of their products are produced in-house and, while they produce products for both the frozen and deli fresh segments of the market, they insist on using only the finest natural raw ingredients.
Wednesday – How about a protein packed Chicken Salad? A little of your favorite lettuce, diced up chicken leftover from Monday, some walnuts or some other nut, maybe a boiled egg and some feta cheese, some berries or dried fruit and a simple oil and vinegar dressing. Dinner in under 30 minutes.
As summer to turns to fall the availability of local Ontario produce doesn’t change as much as the environment around us. Many of the fruits and vegetable options that we have been enjoying the last couple months are still available and in season. Below is a condensed version of the Ontario Availability Guide* that shows all of the fruits and vegetables that are in season and available in our stores on a daily basis.
In an ongoing effort to find our customers innovative and differentiated products from those that you can already purchase from the chain and big brand stores, we spent the past several months searching the GTA for a daily bread provider for our stores. We wanted to find a company who believed in using the very best ingredients, using traditional techniques and produced the very best quality bread products for our customers. We ate a lot of bread… Vince’s Market is proud to introduce Mauro and Rose Candido and their company, Euro Harvest Bakery, as the main supplier of Italian bread and buns at Vince’s Market.
Right now is when we should be utilizing our backyard grills to the fullest. There’s no better feeling than a picture perfect day, some good friends out on the patio socializing and a platter heaping with your favorite foods ready to hit that grill. That’s what summer’s all about. So, let’s explore some tips and temperatures for grilling perfection to help avoid embarrassing over or under doneness and I’ll go over some of summer’s most popular grilled items such as burgers, steaks, and chicken.
It’s peach season! We thought we would share some information about this beautiful fruit. Here is everything you ever wanted to know about peaches! Did you know peaches are low in calories, fat and sodium and contain vital nutrients that help maintain a healthy lifestyle? One medium-size peach contains 37 calories and is a good source of Vitamin C. Ontario leads Canada in both peach and nectarine production with 82 per cent of the national production.
As Ontarians we need to spoil ourselves at this time of year with as many local products as possible. I can’t stress this enough. This is one of the few months of the year that our warm weather peaks allowing our local farmers to harvest their crops. Missing out on their delicious offerings would be straight up ‘un-Canadian’. Not only are we supporting the little farm next door but we are nourishing our bodies with mineral and vitamin rich products processed using traditional methods. And boy can you ever taste the difference!
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.
We are happy to see the return of our golden friends. All Vince’s Market locations are now carrying sweet Ontario corn. We anticipate the remaining field vegetables and fruits to follow quickly behind. Tomatoes, wild blueberries, peaches… they are not that far behind. Until they arrive, let this week’s blog be a reminder on some tips and tricks for enjoying a summertime favourite – peaches & cream corn.